We have been investing for 40 years and lean towards a conservative approach with dividend paying blue chips, as well as a small amount of short term risk plays.
We hedge with option strategies, and watch trends.
We have always handled our own portfolio, and firmly believe that anyone can learn to navigate the market and its risks and rewards by doing ongoing research, watching the world around us, and keeping an eye on trends and politics. Our goal here is to simplify the world of investing by making it a bit more personal, entertaining, and down to earth.
We are NOT looking for "clients" since we are not professional advisers, we do not recommend anything, or are we stock brokers. The various portfolios are built here as MODEL portfolios (Not Actual Ones) and are every bit as accurate as our personal portfolios.....but mistakes will happen since I do all of this by hand, they are meant to illustrate and educate!!!!!!
We simply want folks to read our articles, give us feedback, follow us, and let us know how we are doing. (For some "skeptics" we HAD an email service to which we have since discontinued (personal health issues), for now and the foreseeable future)
Confrontational comments will be reported to Seeking Alpha management.
Within our MODEL educational portfolios, errors might be made in dollars and/or shares unintentionally. The important part is the message of how our portfolio management could work. We do not sell funds or advice of any kind, just what WE would do within each portfolio or a stock. It is the individuals responsibility to do what they feel is right for their particular needs, not to copy us or blindly do what we do.
While these portfolios are "models" it in no way diminishes the illustrative or educational value they may offer to a variety of regular folks, and while some people like to see "skin in the game" I can assure you that it makes no difference whether one has skin in the game (with a possible agenda) or not, at least from what I do.
Finally, this is the internet and I myself would prefer someone who tells it like it is upfront and not embellish anything just by "saying" YES, THIS IS MY REAL PORTFOLIO......it begs the question from me at least, why would anyone share such personal information , if its true, anyway?
I will continue to build MODEL portfolios for all sorts of various strategies and approaches to be used to illustrate, not for ANYONE to blindly copy....investing is a personal decision and one should not simply take action when someone else does....that being said, the wealth of knowledge from folks who generously share their experiences and ideas here on Seeking Alpha is unequaled anywhere else that I have come across.
Remember to know yourself, your risk tolerance and make sure you do your own due diligence PRIOR to investing one dime!!