My bio is a short and simple one. I'm a high school graduate, period. I spent most of my working life as a over the road trucker. An independent, if you will. The first book I read on investing was One Up On Wall Street by Peter Lynch. Then came many others including Benjamin Graham, Charles Carlson and Robert Hagstrom. I've been an investor for thirty years and while I lack any financial degrees or titles, I think I bring a bit of street level common sense to the table. Thank You.
I am a retired engineering executive and a committed self-taught dividend growth investor. I am a proponent of "buy and hold" and reinvesting dividends to compound stock share count and dividend payouts. After decades of paying mutual funds to manage my retirement and taxable accounts, I now manage these funds entirely by myself and am fascinated by the never-ending learning process about investing, individual companies, their management and Mr. Market's behavior.
I have seriously studied Warren Buffett and his investing approach, as well as his methods of managing Berkshire Hathaway. I have been investing in high-quality dividend growth companies since 2001. I enjoy watching dividends grow and analyzing companies that managed to survive the Financial Crisis with minimal impact on earnings and dividends.
Recent retiree converting traditional retirement account assets to dividend-producing stocks.
ABBV, AMGN,APPL, CAT, CCP, CL, CMI, CVX, D, ED, EMR, GILD, GIS, HCP, HPE, HPQ, JNJ, KMB, KO, LMT, MMM, MSFT,O, OHI, PG, SE, SO, STAG, T, TACO, UBA, VTR, VZ, WEC, WMT,WPC,XOM
I retired after a 42 year career in the lumber industry and moved from Oregon to the California desert. I was a profit sharing trustee for many years for my employer and have managed my own investments since 1975. I am long only and invest in ETF's, dividend growth stocks, and real estate. My goals are simple--maintain a reasonable lifestyle, make a few putts, and don't run out of money. Long Stocks: AAPL, BRK-B, CMI, CVS, DE, ED, EMR,FAST, GIS, GPC, HON, JNJ, KMB, KO, MMM, PEP, PG, SO, SUBX, T, UMPQ, UPS, UTX, VZ, WEC, WFC, WMT, XOM Long ETF's: VIG, VNQ, VOO, VPU, VTI, VUG, VYM
New to investing- 2011- but a long-time saver, keen to learn from the great articles on here. I'm in it for the long term, and prefer the DGI approach. Some stocks I own: JNJ, DE, PM, GE, BP, BHP, UL, NOV, IBM, T, VZ, GSK, RIO, TROW, BAX, MO, DIS, HSY, DEO...
Largest holdings: PM, DEO, UL, O, RDS, JNJ, GSK.
Retired Program Manager and Project Manager from a company that Judge Green split apart in the early 80's that has morphed into one of the wireless leaders and so much more. Enjoy investing and studying all that that entails. Fascinated by the many ways people have found to evaluate and speculate on the success and/or failure of the world's businesses.
I am a recently retired securities lawyer, who practiced for almost 40 years prosecuting and then defending entities and individuals involved in securities frauds including financial and accounting frauds, insider trading, market manipulation, broker dealer and investment adviser violations and related. I have been investing for longer than I practiced law, and I am a long only who relies on the value approach (an amalgam of various sub approaches) with a strong preference for mispriced securities. My distinct preference for candor and accuracy sometimes results in sharp comment, but I bring no agenda or personal ax to grind.