I immigrated to the US in 2006. I started investing in India in 1999 just when the Indian markets were taking off. India had its share of Irrational Exuberance and eventually I lost quite a bit in Tech stocks from 1999 to 2002. After that I slowly moved on to cyclical (capital goods, manufacturing) and financial services stocks. I didn't have any money in the US earlier so started investing only in late 2007 - almost at the peak. And that too in REITs and finance stocks because they gave good dividend yields. We all know too well what happened to those stocks in 2008. Now, I am trying to invest in other areas and build a steady stream of income and growth. I hold more than 60 stocks and more than 90% of my holdings are dividend growth stocks. I am short TSLA, NFLX, CRM and AMZN.
Individual investor - Primarily dividend income and dividend growth. I dabble with Covered Calls and Cash Covered Puts for added income.
I have been dabbling in the stockmarket since the 80s but started working hard on building my retirement portfolio about 2010 (I retired in 2015 at age 66) and morphed into mostly dividend growth Investments with some REITs and MLPs for high yields and the tax benefits of MLPs. I am very overweight in Energy stocks from my 401K and because it is the industry I knew, but I am working on minimizing this concentration.
My current retirement portfolio is comprised of the following 35 stocks: BASFY, BNS, CAG, CAT, COP, DOW, DPM, EMR, EPD, ETN, EV, F, GE, GIS, JNJ, KHC, KMB, KMI-PA, LEG, LXP, LYB, NSH, OHI, OKS, OLP, OXY, PAA, PG, PSX, RDS-B, STAG, SUN, UL, WFC, WPC
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