Although I am new to Seeking Alpha, I am certainly not new to investing; I have 18 years of investing experience. Recently, a good friend of mine suggested I share some of my investing thoughts. While I do hope that I will receive some recognition among my peers for my stock-picking acumen, I am largely penning articles for my own pleasure. Please feel free to contact me as you wish. I will respond as I have time. In my blog, I will recommend companies which I believe will significantly outperform the market. I will not recommend a company unless I have invested my own money in it. Talk is cheap - I do not like it when people don't put their money where their mouth is.
I have been trading stocks and options for about 20 years. I own my own business and don't like watching the news anymore. Manipulation in the market is out of hand. You just have to hope your on the side of the manipulation.
I am 65 years old. I have been been both managing my portfolio and managing to live off of the capital gains and dividends for the past twenty years. My average yearly return has been 17% over this period. Constant vigilance, hard work and a lot of luck contributed to the results. Now that Social Security has kicked in, albeit not nearly covering my expenses I have decided to cut down both the time and intensity of my efforts. I am willing to give up the home-run stocks that appreciate 1000% although, I must admit, some lucky picks did goose my long term performance. I am now seeking a less volatile portfolio with a goal of returns of 10% a year. I am focusing on a core portfolio of "Quality Dividend Achievers" which are dominant in their industries, have A balance sheets and most, importantly, have raised their dividends for 20+ years. This is the increasing dividend stream section of my holdings. The other element are the "High Yielders". The key to this is that even if dividends don't grow, at least they won't be cut. Of course, no one position can be too large as, inevitably, some will be crash and burn. Losses can then be minimized. If any company in the Quality camp stops raising the dividend, it is sold. Likewise if a High-Yielder cuts the dividend it is sold.
Dan Remy, MBA, is the owner of Remax Financial Services engaged in Business Valuation and Financial Consulting to corporations and high net worth enterpreneurs and investors. He is a former Edward Jones Investment Executive, retired IBM corporate executive for business development, and a former Professor of Economics and Finance at N.Y.I.T., Long Island, NY.
Mr. Remy was the M&A Executive at Volkswagen AG in the acquisition of eight companies to bolster sagging car sales in the mid 1970s. At IBM, he led the startup of the Optical Storage business and was instrumental in the startup and marketing strategy for IBM Global Services shifting IBM market strategy from hardware/software to client services and business consulting. Subsequently, he held Senior Principal Consultant positions at AT&T and Cisco Systems in business analysis and development.
Remax Financial maintains several investment portfolios that are Value and Dividend/Yield driven and optimized for vacillitudes and uncertainty in the current global economics and financial markets. The range of investment vehicles include: MLPs, Investment Trusts (energy+ all sectors), Preferred and common stock, Convertible Stocks/Bonds, ETFs, Corporate and Treasury Bonds, and Hard Asset holdings, The objective is to generate a steady dividend and yield income stream above 10 percent per annum using high Value investments with: low debt; free cash flow; low P/B P/S,and PEG; and, sustained ROE/ROA.