63 yrs. of age, good with math...Hawkeye fan! I worked as a production scheduler for Raytheon, Goodman, Maytag and Whirlpool all at one appliance manufacturing location.
.....I bought my first stock in 1987: Telefonos de Mexico for 26 cents per share. This was before the ADR. It had been selling for 3x earnings, 1/3 book value and was growing earnings 30% per year per a Forbes article. I sold it for a nice profit but sold it waaay too early as it was a 16x bagger quite a number of years ago. :D
U of Iowa graduate.
OK, it's now about three years after I first started lurking around SA and one year into my retirement. Thanks to getting heavily back into the market in 2009 and jumping into the world of high div and high div growth stocks (MLPs, REITs, BDCs, CEFs, and some of the 4+% big cap div growth stocks), I can afford a few speculative trades now and then.
My timing was perfect with early to mid 2009 as a major entry point for me for 90% of my portfolio. However, my speculative trades and channel trades have not worked out so well timing wise, but I keep these trades to 5-10% of the total investment portfolio.
Currently, working on techniques to minimize risks to income from investments while minimizing the time required to maintain the stocks in the portfolio. Investment income and a pension from a high-tech company are more than enough to support my wife and I at 57 and 62 years, respectively, and we've decided not to draw social security early.
I continue to think SA is one of the best avenues around for learning and sharing about investing, and encourage everyone to always do their own DD. May one day become a contributor.
2013 post graduate from IIT-D with a passion for trading derivatives which I have been doing for the past 4 years.
• Specialties: Engineering Maths, Quantitative Research, Financial Statement Analysis, Derivatives Strategies, Credit Risk, Market Risk.
• Crowned “The Stock Wizard Trader” in Global Tournament XXI of Stock Wizard by Angel Broking (2nd out of 13,000+ competitors)
• Crowned “The Stock Wizard Champion” in the Global Tournament XX of Stock Wizard by Angel Broking (1st out of 13,000+ competitors)
I am also well verse with modelling abilities including FIGs, OilandGas, REITs and Pharma companies.
I have been pitching stocks similar to that of Hedge Fund case studies for quite a while now.
Real-time Trading in Derivatives.
Watching top management Interviews (CEO’s or Senior Managers) and trying to reach the truth through applied psychology: Interpreting micro-expressions, through ‘Facial action’ and ‘Body language’.
Avid Poker player.
I am in equipment sales in industrial and laboratory markets. As I am getting within 3 years or so from retirement I am shifting from focusing on growth to generating income. I do not reach for yield, preferring a mix that allows for solid growth of the income stream and capital appreciation. I have built a diversified portfolio of solid dividend paying companies who grow their dividends at a rate beyond inflation with 80% of investable assets. I also maintain a growth portfolio of 10% of investable assets.