Been interested in stock investing ever since early teens when I read "Beating the Street" by Peter Lynch. Invested in mutual funds throughout my teen years as I learned more about picking individual stocks. Started picking my own stocks recently after seeing little to no growth with my mutual funds and getting tired of the large expense fees. I focus on investing in large cap dividend growth stocks. Goal is to create a well diversified, dividend growth portfolio to be used to retire early.
Worked as an engineer and manager for a major corporation for 30 years, retired in 1992, then engaged in a variety of activities for several years. Now 83 and use a managed account for part of my portfolio. As for 2016, my outlook for the future is neither bullish or bearish, so I invest conservatively and check my investments almost every trading day.
Light trader interested in dividend growth stocks. I own every S&P dividend aristocrat, and then some. The aristocrats form the foundation. I have ownership of more companies that I have placed on that foundation. I have several general rules about stocks. Rule #1: Do not buy a stock to sell it. Rule 2: Do not sell a stock you bought. Rule 3: If I am unsure if I should sell a stock, see Rules 1 & 2. Rule 4: If I really am going to sell a stock (fundamentals change, dividend frozen or cut, etc.,), then just sell it and do not look back. Rule 5: no foreign tax withholding (I do not want the money back later, I want it re-investing now, There are plenty of US and British dividend companies) and Rule 6: drip. drip. drip.
I am a retired elementary school teacher teaching all subjects in grades 3-6. I am a graduate of Grand Valley State University. I completed my M.A. at Michigan State University. I started Investing in 1960 with the help of my father who was an accountant. Currently, I manage my mom's account, four of my accounts, my two children's accounts, and I advise some friends.
WideMoat Capital is a consulting firm in Guadalajara, Mexico focused on supporting small and medium-sized companies with their capital raising needs, finding strategic partners, developing and improving their business models, and evaluating investment opportunities.
I have been a dividend investor since my retirement in late 2003. I diversify by sector, domestic vs. international, and by cap size. I do not invest in stocks that don't pay dividends. I am risk averse and limit my investment in a single equity to 1% of my total assets or less. As a result of this 'rule', I have more than 100 equities in my portfolio.