I enjoy taking long and short positions. I also like reading and writing about investments. It is interesting to take a product and service with a huge potential to develop and forecast the way it will work several years from now. I look forward to hearing from readers and fellow contributors. I am interested to know how to make my writing better; so feel free to comment my articles about both content and writing style.
An independent investor. At age 56, I retired in 2015 and I'm looking forward to what lies ahead. After 34 years of working for a global Dividend Aristocrat and traveling internationally for the last 15 years, I now have the time to do the things I want to do on my schedule. From an investment standpoint I have been navigating the maze of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds for over 30 years and during that time I have learned a lot. Generally, it's been a good ride, and hopefully I have learned from my mistakes. I am currently focused on transitioning my existing stock portfolio to build out a DGI portfolio which will provide additional income in retirement. Current stock positions include: T, JNJ, GILD, MMM, BAC, USB, C, CMI, O, MBLY, PG, HD, XOM, AZO, BX, UNH, V, SWN, MO, GE, and FAST.
Retail investor. Currently 80% cash with the remaining in $VIXY, $GLD, $UWTI. Still have my losing $ARP and $NBG. They'll turn around eventually. Neither a trader or a buy and hold investor at this time. I do have a couple years of business school but that does not prepare one for these markets. Mainly a macro person. No interest at all in fundamental analysis or individual stocks. I live in the eastern portion of L.A., work F/T and take classes P/T. The pic is of my cat, Fluffy Ball of Fur. I read SA voraciously when Fluffy is not sitting on the lap top keyboard. Have been investing since 2014. I also inherited a small fund of some kind of govt bonds. I haven't a clue about it so I leave it alone.
Retired from SLB after 44 years in Seismic Data Processing and some Data Collection field work. Investing focus on
1) energy related companies related to Bakken, Permian Basin, Eagle Ford and Niobrara.
2) also undervalued dividend and safe growth stocks