I hold a BS in Chemical Engineering and have 31+ years of experience in high tech manufacturing of communications equipment as a process engineer, an engineering manager, and a factory manager. I have traveled extensively in Asia working with various parts of the supply chain. I believe in going long with the best companies, dividend growth, and carefully planned diversification. I do not believe in panic selling or over enthusiastic buying, but I will allow a small percentage of my portfolio to take a risk from time to time. I also believe that a judicious use of options can fit in with a conservative strategy.
Mr. Melman no longer regularly posts comments. He was victimized by stalker(s) who reported all my comments, causing me to be "suspended" for most of 2015. Congratulations to the clique, you won your phony war.
If you are reading this and wondering if it applies to you, then yeah, it probably does. Thanks for nothing.
SA's brain-dead comment moderation policy, and the steady decline in article quality during 2015 as most authors have gone behind the "pay wall", makes this a lot less useful place than it was just a couple of years ago.
I have recently retired from the aerospace industry and now am focusing on establishing and building an income stream following a dividend income approach. I am also developing my knowledge of options to help enhance my income through the use of covered calls and cash secured puts.
I have been an investor in the stock market since 1966. My first purchase was Coca-Cola.
I have always believed in the stock market as a good way to invest and make a profit if you purchase a good company. Since that time, I have made many purchases and sales of stock.
Dividend, value, growth. My paper route got me started doing a job, depositing money in a passbook savings account and paying cash for everything.
General manager of family publishing business; Business Development Officer of community bank.
Recently taught English for a year at a Chinese government university; lived in Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and the Philippines; previously traveled Europe, Caribbean, Central America.
Warren E. Buffett, Peter Lynch, Benjamin S. Graham, Jack C. Bogle, Phil Fisher, Jesse Livermore, John Templeton, Dale Carnegie, and mom and dad are among my teachers.
Self managed stock portfolio more than 25 years, many, many mistakes to learn from, reading, following, developing humility, instincts and satisfactory results. Learned to feel the fear and buy anyway, that's where my alpha comes from. BRK/B, V, PM, KO, MCD, IBM, DEO, PFE, PEP, CVX, HD, SBUX, DIS, JPM, MSFT, QCOM, VZ.
Recently qualified to live in a 55+ community, semi retired. Recommended reading "Your money or your life" by Vicki Robin
I am a retired corporate lawyer and have been a stock market investor since my early twenties. In the past, I've done both DIY investing and worked with financial advisers. Having learned a thing or two over the years, I now manage my family's portfolios on my own.
My two primary investing strategies have been buy-and-hold and momentum. My buy-and-hold portfolio consists mainly of ETFs, mutual funds and closed end funds. I rarely trade this portfolio, generally tweaking it only when it appears we are in for a long-term, macro change in the capital markets.
My momentum strategy is flexible and opportunistic. I use performance screens to identify sector ETFs with momentum and will generally allocate the portfolio to the higher momentum sectors unless I see a good reason not to. On occasion, I will depart from the momentum strategy to pick up deeply beaten down sectors that appear ripe for a rebound. When whipsaw volatility picked up in early 2015, I put the momentum strategy on hold.
In lieu of momentum, I began day-trading individual stocks and ETFs for short-term gain in 2016. This strategy uses a very modest portion of my family's assets. It generates "walking around money" and pays the utility bills. Plus, it's a lot of fun.
Solo Family Practice doc (yes, still make occasional house calls), also served board/board chairman of small physician owned insurance company, flight doc in the ANG 23 yrs. Dad was depression raised, WWII naval aviator/CPA and (briefly) stock broker - my value roots.