Investing is never ‘no sweat’ but how about some 'low sweat' investing? That’s what I call my personal investing approach, which I think can work well for people living on their portfolios (or planning to). My approach is simple: a diversified portfolio of stocks with dividends that rise to offset inflation, high quality fixed income investments, as well as a few higher yielding diversifiers like REITs and other alternative asset classes. I've been investing this way since the bear market of 2000-2002 and it has served me well in good markets and bad. I’m an everyday investor living in a California beach town. Before deciding to support myself solely through investing (which is making money) and writing (which is making no money) I worked for a large advertising agency. I’ve researched and written a number of articles and other posts on Seeking Alpha, mostly about dividend-growth stocks, but also on ETFs, the stock market and the economy. I also reviewed three books, including a couple of offbeat ones for financial adventure lovers. The articles (and many of the Instablog posts) include references and links to the important numbers, news, studies, analysts' views, and strategists' outlooks I uncovered in researching the stories. That way, readers who want to know more can check it all out, or just dig deeper into an item or two that interests them most.
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just an average joe investor . Change from aggressive growth to growth income so I could pay the bills.
But had to still keep one hand towards capital gains . Enjoying reading the posts and comments.
Been with SA almost from their start . I have a beer can for a brain so I thank everyone for filling it up with investment ideas and knowledge .
I was a corporate guy (Fortune 100) for a number of years before I went out on my own as a turnaround ceo. Retired early ...went part time at age 40 then fully retired at 53. Currently 60 yo. and have been shifting to dividend growth strategy for the past three years. I have acquired a good number of the "stalwarts" but not enough of their shares. Slowly, only because many stocks seem over priced to me and I am waiting for pullbacks to buy. Just recently got rid of my financial advisor and am managing our portfolio on my own.
Current portfolio includes: ABBV, ARCC, AFL, BAX,BLK, CA,CCL,COH, CVX, COP, DUK, GD, GIS, GSK, HAS, HCTC, JNJ, KO, KRFT, LMT, MCD, MSFT, PEG, PEP, PG, PNNT, RCI, RCL, RDS.B, SDRL, SJR, SO,T, TGH, TGT, TUP, UTX, VZ, VNQ, VWO,
Going to school for a degree in Finance.
I enjoying learning about investing, and have a passion for knowledge and life, and literature and the collected thoughts and wisdom of others.
Helping people understand their financial choices in life and how it impacts their future is one of my main driving forces within my own life and a major goal to improve upon.