I am an individual investor in my early 50's and focus on investing in dividend-paying and dividend-growing stocks with a long-term horizon. My goal is to generate at least 50% of my retirement income from dividends and rest from other investments like real-estate (rental) etc. I have been investing for the last 20 years and consider myself a reasonably experienced investor. I plan to share my experiences by way of writing one or two articles a month.
I am a keen dividend growth investor with a new found passion in the stock market and buying income on sale.
Although a fan of the lower risk DGI method, I am all in for financial freedom and attempting to retire by 30. I am therefore willing to take on more risk to get there and I am now investing into higher yield stocks predominantly MReits, BDCS and Reits. I firmly believe that this approach will get me there faster alongside investing in undervalued dividend growth stocks that will compound better in the long run.
I am looking at a complete 50/50 split of DGI growth stocks for stability and 50% high yield alternatives. I am now looking into Reits, MReits and BDC's for my journey to financial freedom.
* Wall Street motto: Panic first, ask questions later ...
* The only perfect hedge is in a Japanese garden.
* Never confuse brains with a bull market.
* The market can stay irrational longer than most can stay solvent
* Date cash flow/marry net worth
I spent 34 years in the banking and financial markets in NYC. I held Series 7, 72, 63, and 24 Licenses. I know the fixed-income market inside and out and enjoy investing in both bonds and equities. My undergrad degree is in economics, and I am proficient in the management of the Treasury function of banks and corporations.