I am a simple individual investor who believes that the playing field is level, but may require active management of one's holdings. I've devised a series of steps that constitute a highly defined covered option strategy that most anyone can follow and that I've described in Option to Profit (2011). Having retired from a career in Pediatric Dentistry, approximately 10 years ahead of schedule, after spending the previous 10 years working just 2 days each week, I now spend my time trading and alerting others of trading opportunities in large cap positions through the Option to Profit subscription service, a premium subscription service that provides actionable Trading Alerts via text messaging or e-mail at www.optiontoprofit.com. as well as a Web site access only subscription plan. The Option to Profit subscription service is now in its 4th year. Now, the Web Access subscription plan is available through Seeking Alpha's "Marketplace." A listing of those articles can be found at https://seekingalpha.com/account/research/subscribe?slug=george-acs The subscription through Seeking Alpha also includes access to the full Option to Profit web mirror site at http://sa.optiontoprofit.com. I want you to join me in making your stock portfolio improve the quality of your life. Whatever stage of life you are in, you can make your stocks improve that quality by putting them to work for you.
Previous life I was systems architect, consultant, and programmer. Worked for many financial institutions. Now I am semi retired and manage a private hedge fund. I focus on options on blue chip dividends with short option premium. My 2015 annualized is over 33.4% return after all commissions and expenses. With an average return of 30+% previous years. While many earned single numbers and negative. Just thought I would share my success. Been trading for over 20 years, learned from hard knocks, and that no one has a crystal ball.
A mid-30s ex-venture capitalist and investment banker (finance degree)...now a serial startup CFO. I used to look for yield in all the wrong places, but have created a modified dividend growth (DGI) strategy that works for me.
Retired U.S. Army experimental test pilot. I'm extremely interested in growing/preserving my portfolio, read SA every day, and have very high regards for the editorial staff, most contributors and commenters; especially those I follow. Although being on the sidelines learning thus far, I will begin to comment when I feel I can offer something of value. Blessings to all.
Near retirement and trying to build income to close the gap between social security income and my living expenses. Time horizon to retirement is only 5 years. Seeking Alpha provides research and analysis of dividend stocks that can provide the reliable, dependable income that I need.