Retiree interested in stocks and financial instruments, especially dividend producing stocks. In the 20th century, I was an electrical engineer with Dominion Resources. I use a dividend growth investment style. Quick rules of thumb for complex questions, like fair value p/e using the Gordon model, price = growth and total liabilities/total assets ratio for leverage calculations provide a starting point for my investment decisions. As a retiree, preservation of capital is paramount.
Ex pro athlete turned entrepreneur. Founder & CEO at BizON, an online marketplace where people can buy, sell and grow businesses or franchises every day. He is a thought leader on digital marketing & entrepreneurship through acquisition and a mentor to many entrepreneurs.
Middle aged corporate type manager, upper-middle income, MBA educated, always saved but never kept it due to life choices. Now a bit late to the saving/investing game but am aggressively managing an IRA pooled from many years of 401K savings. Seek long-term dividend income growth, stability and a reasonably comfortable retirement; may have to count SS in the income mix but shooting for a point where I do not have to.
Retired investor, focused on DGI (including REITS), invested in SWANs and moats w strong balance sheets/cash flows that are steady growers. With these investments, holding period is long-term making it easier to own a great company issuing dividends regardless of manic-depressive Mr. Market correction/bear market gyrations. Currently reinvesting divvies in deferred accounts. Compounding, 8th wonder, but div reinvestment with div growth = exponential returns = 9th wonder!
3/4 of the way there! Trying to figure out how to get to the "ent" from our retirement that we had originally planned.
We hold shares in AAPL, ABBV,BA, BAC, BIP, BK, BP, BX, CAG, CL, CG, CSCO, COST,CX, DOW, FPI, FTR, GE, GLW, GS, GSK, HD, HTM, JNJ, KMI, KO, LMT, MFC, MMM, MS, NKE, PCP, PEP, PMD, SFL, SLF, STB, STKL, TAL, TEF, UL, UPS, UTX, V, VALE, VOD, VZ, WILN, WPRT, WRN on the American side and mostly financials and commodities on the Cdn exchanges.
Love dividends, but still dabble a wee bit in "spec"
I am 71 years old and have owned several manufacturing and retail businesses since I was 23. My current business is in it's 35th year.
My first stock was 10 shares of Xerox given to me by my grandfather as a birthday present when I was 12. I really became involved in the market in the mid '60's and have been a self-directed investor since the early '80's. My wife and I have 2 IRA's, a Roth and a taxable account. I also advise and manage accounts for some family members and friends.
My current goal is building dividend income for retirement, which is still a couple of years off.
I am a conservative, long term, dividend growth investor, not a trader. When I get a stock I like, I will stick with it, as long as the fundamentals have not changed. Some have been held for 30+ years. I usually drip all dividends. I like quality, best of breed stocks that pay at least 3.5-4% or more with dividend growth of at least 8% for the last 5 years, at the time of purchase.
Examples would be mo and pm which are core holdings and are my 2nd and 3rd largest positions.
There is also a small section of my portfolio that I use to add a little growth, v and patk would be examples.
Holdings include: aapl cvx cys d dmo eto f fbiox ffc fnmix fselx fsphx ftr ibm jpc kkr kmi main mcc men mic mmp mo myd ne newm nrk nrz o ohi patk pdi pff pflt pfxf phk pm pmt pnnt psx rai sna snr so t tcrd tpz utg vgr v wfc wpz