I'm a young investor with 30+ years until retirement.
My goals are (1) to sleep well at night and (2) to build a dividend-growth machine which generates a predictable stream of long-term passive income.
My strategy is to own shares in best-of-breed global companies, at this point: DIS, SBUX, V, NKE, COST, AAPL, MCD, KO, ED, CL, GIS, T, JNJ, PM, GE, O, KMB, CVX, SO, KHC, HCP, XOM, PG, MO, and PEP.
My objective is to hold for decades, buying additional shares at fair valuations, and to allow the dividends to compound over time.
Author has a bachelors degree in computer science and passed Uniform Investment Adviser Law exam. All the investment and finance related knowledge (or lack of it) that the author has gained over the years is self taught. Don't be fooled by that. Like everybody else in the field, the author gets humiliated by the market all the time. If you are Seeking Alpha's Pro subscriber and find author's performance results impressive, you couldn't be more wrong. It's mostly luck and the luck does not favor anyone forever. Do not trade based upon anything written or spoken by the author including articles, instablog entries or comments here on seekingalpha or elsewhere. Do your own research. If you loose money after acting upon anything mentioned in author's writings/words or user's comments on it, you alone are responsible. Having said that, if you happen to make money and "voluntarily" decide to share your profits with the author, you are more than welcome to do so, just send the author a message and the author will respond with the address to receive the check :-) Happy investing !!
40 years investing, my strength is technical analysis, though I am a believer that fundamentals also play a vital role in the stocks you pick and follow. I was a tech stock trader in the late 90's and early 2000's, I also trade options when I feel the timing is right. My portfolio is now leaning toward energy and some dividend paying stocks. V, DIS HD , AAPL, T. Focus is on Oil and REits at the moment . I own a long term position in AAPL, O, OHI, HCP JPM, DIS, Main, BACPRA, AGNCB, FB, , T, OKE, WMB, ETE and actively trade their options when I see a potential positive reason. I trade daily market movers, usually off dips and breakouts. Trading frequency is daily to monthly. Holding core positions in my mind is key as long as fundamentals are staying as expected.I focus on market leaders in sector that outperform the market, Buy Preferred stocks and dividend stocks in specific sectors using IBD and other sources Including SeekingAlpha.com and Finviz.com, Yahoo Finance and Fidelity.com.
I'm new at this and trying to learn as much as I can. I'm interested (generally) in investing long-term for growth, and always looking for a good, undervalued company.
Interested in investing for income and & long-term (retirement) savings.
Especially trying learn how to read & interpret charts (because they look so damn scary)!!
Hi, I am an undergrad at NYU studying Econ. I am working right now in Finance since i took a year off between my Sophmore and Junior year. I have spent time livvng in Southeast Asia, California and now back in NY where i am born and raised. I am working at fixed income based Hedge Fund and I like learning about all aspects of Finance and econ in general. I like this website alot and look forward to learning much much more.
I'm a log term investor with a focus on retirment. My first try at investing was in the late nineties. I was amazed at how easy it was to make money investing in tech heavy mutual funds. Then the bubble burst. What little I had left over after the dot.com bust was futher reduced by the crash of '08. After a bit of investment research I ditched mutual fund investing and am now focused on value and dividened growth stocks. I have worked in the healthcare field for nearly 10 years. Before that I was in social work (man, I'm glad to be in healthcare!). My educational background includes political science, history, and education. I follow sports seasonally as I prefer to watch hoops and some football. I find that there are similarities between sports and investing: no matter how much research one does, the outcome is not guaranteed.