I am a sales manager in the Industrial Distribution industry with over 20 years experience, and have been an independent investor for more than 15 years. I have focused on a long term, buy and hold, value and GAARP dividend investing strategy. Quotes: "Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver." - Ayn Rand
I enjoy making money in the often manipulated markets in an effort to join the 1%. I consider myself a noob as I have lots to learn. I enjoy reading about everyone's investing style and outlooks from differing angles. SA contains alot of intelligent people and I'd like to thank those that contribute. Goals: Increase annual income by $300-400/mo while allocating 20% of my portfolio to growth and speculation. Thus far in 2017, my personal portfolio has crossed the $380K mark at the age of 34 (401K is through my employer, around 190k). My goals are to increase total div/dis income to >17000 this year and add another >3-6k every year thereafter. I tend to lean towards value stocks with a >3 year time horizon and high dividend/dis. stocks as well. Currently long AIG, BAC, BEP, DIS, SBUX, EVA, LMRK, UPL, SRLP, BIP, MMLP, LNGLF, PEGI, CONE, SNR, BG, ZTS, UAN, SFL, TLLP, CORR, NSA, LMRK, GSBD, MIC, QTS, DFT, HRL, SJM, ABT among a few others. I contribute >4K/mo outside of my employer's 401k. Buy and hold works if you have grit and patience. I take capital gains after long periods of holding and typically see 100-300+% gains on those positions. The financial crisis helped. There is always misplaced value in the market. Stay away from talking heads on TV and anyone that has to push their product. Invest in yourself, ask questions, practice mental discipline and remind yourself of your goals on a continual basis.
I'm a rich private equity manager living in Barbados now. I live off Carlisle Bay. Its beautiful here, the scenery is great and the dolphins are very respectful.
I love nachos. I lie a lot, it's a bad habit but I'm trying to kick it.
I am a value investor to the greatest extent possible. I also favor dividend stocks. I try to be a buy-and-hold investor, but sometimes I can't avoid the tempation to ring the register or to accumulate the inevitable tax loss. The main thing I have learned is that I have lost more money by selling too soon than for any other reason. I reside in Henderson, NV.
A mechanical engineer and PhD, a dividend guy who is accumulating high quality assets for retirement which is 25 years away.
I currently own:
BAX,BP,CSX,COP,CVX,GE,GSK,IBM,JNJ,KO,KMR/KMI,MA,MCD,MO,NSC,OHI,PG,PEP,PM,RDS/B,T,V,VZ,VTR,WFC,WMT, and XOM.
Louis is an Equities Research Editor at Shares Investment Magazine. His portfolio consists of stocks mainly in the commodities, technology and manufacturing sectors, which are listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.
Louis also often conducts interviews with management of Singapore listed companies to give investors and readers a better understanding of what's reflected on the company's balance sheet.
I am an independent investor. My investment philosophy stems from the teachings of Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Seth Klarman, Philip Fisher, and Peter Lynch (among others). I tend to favor quality stocks with favorable future prospects that can be acquired at reasonable or cheap prices.
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Regional Sales manager for Dynalco, Division of Crane Company. I involved with instruments and controls used in the oil & gas, natural gas, power generation and chemical market.
Active in the stock market since 2000, but investing since 1985 through mutual funds.