I am a personal finance and investing blogger. A software designer by profession, I have a passion for economics, business, finance and investing. My personal financial goals are to generate enough passive income to fund my retirement, and along the journey - share my experiences and help the readers.
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I'm a founder of finbox.io, an online stock research platform designed for individual investors and asset managers who care about understanding a stock’s fundamental value. The platform provides a quick sanity check so that investors can understand what they’re investing in and why. Our tools have been featured in Barron’s Magazine on multiple occasions (https://blog.finbox.io/barrons-features-finbox-io/).
Prior to finbox.io, I worked for an investment banking group providing fairness opinions in connection to stock acquisitions. I spent much of my time building valuation models to help clients determine an asset’s fair value and believe these same valuation models should be used by all investors before buying or selling a stock.
As I'm a long-term investor, I'll highlight some stockpicks which will have a 5-7 year investment horizon. As I strongly believe a portfolio should consist of a mixture of dividend-paying stocks and growth stocks, my articles will reflect my thoughts on this mixture.
Alasdair started his career as a stockbroker in 1970 on the London Stock Exchange. In those days, trainees learned everything: from making the tea, to corporate finance, to evaluating and dealing in equities and bonds. They learned rapidly through experience about things as diverse as mining shares and general economics. It was excellent training, and within nine years Alasdair had risen to become senior partner of his firm.
Subsequently, Alasdair held positions at director level in investment management, and worked as a mutual fund manager. He also worked at a bank in Guernsey as an executive director.
For most of his 40 years in the finance industry, Alasdair has been de-mystifying macro-economic events for his investing clients. The accumulation of this experience has convinced him that unsound monetary policies are the most destructive weapon governments use against the common man. Accordingly, his mission is to educate and inform the public in layman’s terms what governments do with money and how to protect themselves from the consequences.
I hold a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment (similar to CFA), and a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning.
I have 30 years of personal investing experience, and 15 years of professional financial advising experience, including broking experience at ETrade Australia, 7 years as a Senior Financial Planner at Commonwealth Bank of Australia and 8 years at High Net Worth Financial Advising. My business is a mix of young clients growing their wealth, pre-retirees, and retirees wanting income, some growth, and safety.As a global investor I use a macro thematic approach searching for good value and/or high growth. I search the globe for great investments with a focus on Asia, Emerging and Frontier Markets as well as "trend investing". I assess a countries demographics and growth potential. Some trends I currently follow include Chinese shares going global, the rising Asian middle class, Electric Vehicles, Renewable Energy, Energy Storage, Smartphones, 3D printing, and personal robots.
I also love to invest in income producing investments that can grow over time and benefit from compounding....Included here are the near monopoly businesses such as the Stock Exchanges, and the high quality income producers.
I use direct shares, ETFs, mutual funds and some direct property investments.
I am a value investor focused on situations where margin of safety is high including sum-of-the-parts, special situations and operating businesses.
I have an undergraduate degree in mathematics, a post graduate degree in accounting and am a CFA charterholder.
With more than $3 trillion in assets under management and offices around the globe, Vanguard is among the world’s largest investment management firms. In serving the needs of financial advisors, individual investors, and institutions, we are guided by one constant: to put clients first.
Dr. Torsten Dennin is chief strategist at Tiberius Asset Management AG in Zug, Switzerland. Additionally, he is founder & ceo of Lynkeus Capital LLC. Prior to joining Tiberius Asset Management AG in 2013, Torsten had been Co-Head Natural Resources at Altira AG / VCH Investments (2010-2013), and Senior Portfolio Manager at Deutsche Bank AG (2003-2010) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Torsten holds a master degree and a PhD in economics; studied at University of Cologne, Germany, Pennsylvania State University, and Schumpeter School of Business and Economics.
I have more than 10 years experience investing in commodities and hard assets such as gold and silver miners, exploration companies, oil and gas producers, MLPs, and various other sectors.
WestPeak Research Association is a capital markets group that aims to create quality equity research while enriching the education of its members through active peer mentorship and structured training seminars.
Investor for some thirty years, sometime partly responsible for investing a large (multi-millions) institutional trust fund. I try particularly to have a global outlook and to concentrate on company fundamentals.
Mr. McIntosh is the author of the three investment books including the newly released "The Snowball Effect, "The Sector Strategist", and also "The Bear Market Survival Guide". He writes a daily dividend blog www.thedividendmanager.com. He serves as the Chief Investment Officer of SIPCO. He is the portfolio manager for the firm's U.S. Value Leaders and U.S. Corporate Bond Portfolios. He also served as a Professor of Finance at Eckerd College from 1998 to 2008.He has been featured in such notable publications as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Investment Advisor, Fortune, and The St. Petersburg Times. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Florida State University, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) from the University of Sarasota, and a Master of Public Health Degree (M.P.H) from the University of South Florida. He and his wife and two boys reside in Tampa, Florida.
I am a 29 year old father of three, active duty US Marine. I began investing with my retirement in mind and mostly focus on reliable dividend paying companies. I enjoy writing for Seeking Alpha to share my ideas and create discussions with fellow investors. I firmly believe that investing should be made more approachable to the masses and strive to keep my articles simple yet informative. Being on a "fixed" but stable income and lone "breadwinner" in the house creates interesting dynamics and greatly impacts my investing approach. I currently hold in no particular order:
PFE, AAPL, RTN, BAESY, RGR, NKE, UA, DIS, CSX, F, O, MO, UL, SBUX, BUD, EML, CGNX, DOW, XOM, T, VOD, CSCO, SYF, ORI, GLW, TATT, KTOS, JOUT, GLBL. TWNK Warrants.
Any spreadsheets that I use will be uploaded to my Amazon Drive. Feel free to use them. The link is:
I like writing about all sorts of companies in all sorts of sectors. Recently I've been focusing my writing and even investing dollars on micro/small cap defense facing companies. I will always try to keep it simple and understandable, please hit "Follow" if you would like to read my articles in the future.
DISCLAIMER: I am not an investing professional. As a result anything that I write should not be taken as investment advice as it is my personal opinion at the time. In addition, I am not your fiduciary nor do I understand your personal financial situation. Please perform your own due diligence on any potential investment decisions.
I am an individual securities analyst looking for value in both the Canadian and American markets. I am a firm follower of Warren Buffett and his philosophy of investing long-term in wonderful businesses with a durable competitive advantage. I am always on the lookout for such businesses priced at a discount to their intrinsic value. My personal portfolio by weight: TSE:ATD.B, NYSE:QSR, NYSE:DIS, NYSE:CNI, NASDAQ:AAPL, NYSE:TD, NYSE:TU, NYSE:SJR, NYSE:SU, TSE:L, NYSE:MFC, TSE:AVO, TSE:CTC.A
A young individual investor from Europe with a focus on building a dividend growth-oriented portfolio to achieve financial independence within the next two decades. I write primarily about US and European dividend stocks.
I'm an individual investor looking to grow my wealth over the long term. I've tried many different styles of investing over the last 25 years and have found that buying dividend growth stocks and reinvesting the dividends is one of the easiest ways to grow wealth over the long term. Over the years, I've owned stocks, options, ETFs, treasury notes, and mutual funds. I operate a blog, HarvestingDividends.com, that provides information on the S&P Dividend Aristocrats and other dividend growth stocks.
My name is Mike McNeil and I’m the author of The Dividend Guy Blog along with the owner and portfolio manager over at Dividend Stocks Rock. I earned my bachelor degree in finance-marketing, own a CFP title along with an MBA in financial services. Besides being a passionate investor, I’m also happily married with three beautiful children.
I started my online venture to educate people about investing and to be able to spend more time with my family.
I used to struggle with the same issues millions of small investors deal with on a daily basis. Which stocks to buy? When to sell them? How to find the time to manage my portfolio? How to diversify? I wasn’t into dividend investing until I looked in depth at my portfolio returns and realized I was having difficulty keeping up with the market.
The root of the problem was a very poorly built portfolio that lacked structure and the components required to build a sturdy base. I made good money from the stock market but I was taking unnecessary risk to achieve my investing goals.
From that point on, I was determined to create a portfolio strategy that would allow me to benefit from dividend growth stocks as a solid foundation. Since then, I manage my portfolio with a stress free method that enables me to cash out dividend payments even when the market goes sour.
Dhierin is the developer of the AeroFuel and Cost Model, which is used in some articles as well and is freely available to premium members on AeroAnalysis. With his Aerospace Engineering background he has a more indepth knowledge about Aerospace products, so most of his articles will be about companies in the aerospace industry or airline industry, comparing products and looking at market outlooks.
Dhierin has accumulated over 1,500,000 views never failing to spark healthy and thoughtful discussions for investors and aerospace professionals.
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Thirty-four year old individual investor building my portfolio towards the goal of retiring with a steady stream of income. Dedicated to dividend growth investing. Looking for opportunities to learn from others and share my investing endeavors with the SA community.
I am a Civil Engineer, who is married with three kids under the age of 5. In early 2013 I took a more active role in managing my IRA for retirement and decided to publicly share my experiences in building the portfolio. My hope is to provide a positive example for other young do-it-yourself investors as they save for retirement on a limited budget.
My interest in investing mostly began in 2005 when I started up an investment club with a few friends from college and has accelerated as I've been reading and learning along the way. Since then, investing and the stock market has become a passion and favorite hobby and I've enjoyed writing about stocks and sharing ideas I have here on Seeking Alpha.
My investing goals are to build a nest egg for retirement and fund college education accounts for my kids. I invest mainly in dividend paying stocks that have shown a history of consistent growth in earnings and dividend payouts.
I am focussed on building passive income through dividend investing. My path to progress is smart saving, sound investing and income through dividends.
My blog can be found at financiallyintegrated.com.
I'm old--not that old--- with a diverse background and mentally sharper than a marble, IE, providing the marble is in one piece..
Retired from a Fortune 500 company with over 40 years investing experience, but still manage to learn something new or different most every day.
I'm an investor and a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV). I have been investing since I was a teenager. I love my work. I manage a private investment company and I specialize in business valuation.
I'm a huge skeptic by nature. If you had to put me in an investment category, I would fall under "contrarian/value" investor. It's not an investment style that I picked but one that reflects my personality.
Regarding my articles, I think to present my ideas present in a neutral light, without any hype or promotion, which is a rare thing these days.
Please note that any articles or comments on Seeking Alpha are not linked to my work, and the opinions or content mentioned are mine personally.
My hobby is investing in stocks and options. I manage DivGro, a portfolio of dividend growth stocks created in January 2013. The primary goal of DivGro is to generate a reliable and growing dividend income stream. I use options to boost dividend income, primarily covered calls but also uncovered puts. My blog hosts a live and public spreadsheet with full details of DivGro so that readers can follow my investment journey. I write articles about dividend growth investing, options trading, investment decisions, stock selection, portfolio management, and passive income generation. I generate active income as an effects artist at a well-known animation studio in the Bay Area.
Retired Pharmacist. Call me Rose. Nose= Knows enough to know I need to keep learning and keeping a great dividend paying nest egg growing upwards. I also enjoy total return, but it is not my primary goal, it just happens to follow when buying great quality companies.
My 86 stock portfolio is listed here by sector, largest holding by value is listed first. Updated 11/16/2016.
Consumer Defensive (14): KO, PM, GIS, MO, TGT, KMB, CVS, DEO, PG, PEP, MDLZ, CL, KHC, UL.
Consumer Cyclical (8): MCD, SBUX, GPC, NKE, HAS, MAT, VFC, HD -
Healthcare (6): JNJ, ABBV, AMGN, CAH, BDX , PFE-
Energy (4): XOM, CVX, OXY, VLO, -
Tech (2): ADP, CSCO -
Industrial(8): BA, UNP, MMM, CMI, GWW, LMT. -
Financial (9): NRZ, ARI,, LADR, BXMT (mREITs) TROW, MA, V, WFC,
BDCs (8): ARCC, MAIN, PNNT, HTGC, NEWT (small), PSEC, GAIN , MRCC -
REAL ESTATE or
Healthcare eREITs (5) : OHI, VTR, HCN, NHI, CCP, -
Equity Reits (12): WPC, DLR, O, CLDT, STAG, LXP, UBA, SNR (small), APLE, SPG, -STWD (hybrid)
Telecom (2): VZ and T -
Utility (10): SO, D, XEL, MGEE, WEC, DNP, LNT, CNP, EXC, FE -
DNP is a CEF which predominately holds Utilities.
.. boring Progressive, another Atheist, fading Proletarian, yes-LGBTQ, and usual DGIer .. **05 Dec Long Idea: PM(again)** Last week I bought and sold none. This week I bought and sold none.
> Core: GIS/2x .. KMB .. KHC .. HRL .. PG .. CLX .. MO/2x .. PM/2x .. KO .. CCE .. MCD .. JNJ .. XOM .. CVX .. T/2x .. VZ .. SO .. XEL .. SCG .. LNT .. D/2x .. WTR .. NEP .. HCP .. VTR .. O .. PSA .. MSFT .. UNP .. GE .. COST .. V
> Non-Core: AGNC .. MTGE .. LNCO .. TCRD .. BP .. COP .. KMI .. PAA .. TU .. SJR
> Core / wife's - not in my Core: NEE .. SRE .. WEC .. AWR .. CL .. CHD .. PEP .. HSY .. SHW .. CVS .. CAH .. ABT .. HCN .. NNN .. WPC .. NSC ..
.. Holds the following from my positions: D .. NEP .. SCG .. SO .. WTR .. T .. VZ .. GIS .. KMB .. KHC .. KO .. HRL .. CCE .. PG .. JNJ .. PM .. MO .. VTR .. KMI .. XOM .. UNP .. COST .. V
-- 23Nov2016: Sold PSEC. +10% total returns w/o reinvestment of dividends for 37 months.
-- 11Nov2016: Bought PM & KO. Added more, PM now at 2x and KO now at 1.5x positions.
-- 11Nov2016: Sold MAIN. +21.5% cap gains(not div's) for 25 months.
-- 11Oct2016: Bought D. Added more, now a 2x position.
-- 06Oct2016: Bought PM. Added more, now a 1.5x position.
-- 03Oct2016: Sold QCOM. +2.25% cap gains(not div's) for 37 months.
-- 15Sep2016: Bought CHD & WEC. New full positions for wife's Fidelity.
-- 14Sep2016: Bought KMB & WTR. New full positions.
-- 09Sep2016: Bought KMB & WTR. New full positions for wife's Fidelity.
-- 26Aug2016: Trimmed MSFT (107% total return) & VTR (41% total return). Back to full positions.
-- 18Aug2016: Bought HRL. New full position.
-- 03Aug2016: Bought KHC. Added more to my current position.
-- 02Aug2016: Bought SHW. New full position for wife's Fidelity.
-- 01Aug2016: Sold CVX(to reduce raw energy exposure) +29.75 cap gains(not div's) for 10 months. Sold HCP(due to spin-off concerns) +9.75 cap gains(not div's) for 10 months. Sold CMI(to reduce industrial exposure) +9.4% cap gains(not div's) for 6 months. All 3 in wife's Fidelity.
--29Jul2016: Bought MO & HRL. New full positions for wife's Fidelity.
--28Jul2016: Sold BCE(due to no auto-reinvest @ Schwab). +2.75% cap gains(not div's) for 38 months.
-- 25Jul2016: Bought CCE. Added more to my current position.
-- 20Jul2016: Bought NEP. Added more to my current position.
-- 15Jul2016: Bought V. New position(cash from rare coin trade-in).
-- 13Jul2016: Sold RCI(due to no auto-reinvest @ Schwab). +2.25% cap gains(not div's) for 36 months.
-- 28Jun2016: Bought KO & PEP. New full positions for wife's Fidelity.
-- 27Jun2016: Sold ABBV(due to exposure to Humira and lack of moat-type replacements). In wife's Fidelity. +5% cap gains(not div's) for 9 months.
-- 24Jun2016: Bought CCE. New full position for wife's Fidelity.
-- 06Jun2016: Bought D. Added more to my current position. (cash came from CCE special dividend -- due to merger/buyout)
-- 10May2016: Bought PG. Added more to my current position.
-- 28Apr2016: Bought ABT & CAH. New full positions for wife's Fidelity.
-- 1Apr2016: Bought CVS. New full position for wife's Fidelity.
-- 28Mar2016: Bought KHC. Added more to wife's current Fidelity position.
-- 18Mar2016: Bought AWR. New full position for wife's Fidelity.
-- 17Mar2016: Bought KHC. New full position for wife's Fidelity.
-- 9Mar2016: Bought NEP. New 3/4x position for wife's Fidelity.
-- 19Feb2016: Bought NEP. New 3/4x position for my and wife's IRA.
-- 11Feb2016: Bought GIS, JNJ, UNP. Added more to my current positions.
-- 9Feb2016: Trimmed MO. Trim from 3.5x to a 2x position. +65% cap gains(not divs) for 30 months.
-- 4Feb2016: Bought GIS, PM, D. New full positions for wife's Fidelity.
-- 3Feb2016: Bought GIS, PM, D. Added more to my current positions.
-- 1Feb2016: Sold STR(due to cash buyout by D). +28.5% cap gains(not div's) for 43 days.
-- 28Jan2016: Trimmed T. Trim from 3x to a 2x position. +16.5% cap gains(not div's) for 48 months.
-- 4Jan2016: Bought JNJ & STR. Added more to my positions.
-- 30Dec2015: Bought D. New full position.
-- 17Dec2015: Bought STR & LNT. New 1/2 positions each.
-- 14Dec2015: Sold WPC(possible split-up of company). -2% cap gains(not div's) for 5 months.
-- 10Dec2015: Sold BAX/BXLT(company split / too low of dividend now). +19% cap gains(not div's) for 24 months.
-- 10Dec2015: Sold CCP(too low of credit rating: BB+). +6% cap gains(not div's) for 3 months.
-- 03Nov2015: Bought HSY & NNN. New full positions for wife's Fidelity.
-- 02Nov2015: Bought VTR. Added more to my current position.
-- 02Nov2015: Bought HCN. New full position for wife's Fidelity.
-- 27Oct2015: Bought STR. New full position for wife's Fidelity.
-- 12Oct2015: Bought CMI. New full position for wife's Fidelity.
-- 05Oct 2015: Bought ABBV. New full position for wife's Fidelity.
-- 17Sep2015: Bought PG, NSC. New full positions for wife's Fidelity.
-- 15Sep2015: Bought SO, T, VZ, CVX, NEE, VTR, WPC, KMI, SCG. New full positions for wife's Fidelity.
-- 10Sep2015: Bought XOM, JNJ, UNP, HCP. New full positions for wife's Fidelity.
-- 06Aug2015: Bought MAIN. Added more to my current position.
-- 22Jul2015: Bought WPC. This is a new position.
-- 10Jul2015: Bought UNP. Added more to my current position.
-- 6Jul2015: Bought KHC on first day of merger of Kraft & Heinz.
-- 6Apr2015: Bought JNJ. Added more to my current position.
-- 26Mar2015: Sold LO(did not want RAI). +50.47% cap gains(not div's) for 24 months.
-- 28Jan2015: Bought T. Added more to my current position.
-- 26Jan2015: Sold NHI(no credit rating). +43% cap gains(not div's) for 25 months.
-- 8Jan2015: Bought UNP as a new near full position. Added to CCE to make it a full position.
-- 2Jan2015: Sold LTC(failed to raise dividend). +16% cap gains(not div's) for 11 months.
** the sun is a star? we are primates? when I die I'm dead? --- isn't it good to know? :)