I'm a computer programmer and teacher of computer programming. I am self-employed, and manage my own SEP/IRA and investments for retirement. My personal investing goal is to own a portfolio of dividend growth companies such that: 1) The overall portfolio dividend income is sufficient to pay for all of my routine retirement expenses. I do not ever want to be forced to sell something to produce cash, especially when my asset prices are down. [I have no objection to occasionally choosing to sell something to pay for a one-time expense such as a vacation or a gift.] and 2) The overall portfolio dividend income rises each year by more than the rate of inflation, so that my purchasing power does not erode over time. I invest primarily in David Fish's lists of Dividend Champions, Dividend Contenders, and Dividend Challengers. See http://www.dripinvesting.org/tools for those lists. I do not invest in MLP's or BDC's or CEF's or preferreds. I maintain a free web site that contains dividend histories for all of David Fish's Dividend Champions, Contenders and Challengers: http://www.tessellation.com/dividends
“Top Of The World Ma” That’s what Cagney said in the movie White Heat just before everything blew up…just like my portfolio in 2009. My investment style was always “Go For The Growth, That’s Where The Big Money Is”. Currently rebuilding portfolio for dividend growth income. At this time long CL, CVS, PEP, KHC, PM, HD, DIS, TJX, CVX, KMI, MET, WFC, AMGN, CELG, EPZM, BA, GE, HON, UPS, IP, ASIX, CSCO, HPQ, AAPL, GOOG, FB, CRM, UA, SGMO, TMO, LEMIF, REE, SSRI, YELP, CCI, WEC, SO, VTS, JNJ, KO, D, PG, GIS, VZ, HCN, VFC
I have a private small company with a few different revenue streams. I survive off of one particular stream and invest the other smaller streams into the market.
I consider myself a longterm value investor and am not risk averse. I have three seperate portfolios each holding one third of my capital.
My goal was to create a multiframed method of analysis that might allow the average retail investor to pick investments that have a high probability of doubling or tripling. I am willing to cut against the grain and take contrarian deep value bets based on price value inefficiencies. I would like to compound at 30% average yearly gains in an all of my accounts. I have had 2 years of compounding my money at over 300% in these accounts so I would be ahead of my current benchmarks. As of end of 2013.
However, I do not expect to be able to repeat my results over the long term by trading. In fact I expect to sometimes underperform the market as many of my ideas might take time to come to fruition. I will often use arbitrage opportunities or short term swings for smaller gains. I am working on fine tuning my methodology but I believe it is unique and should produce the minimum average of 30%. I am currently ahead in this race and can withstand a correction as my portfolio grows quickly. I am also willing to get defensive if need be to protect capital or even go 50%cash. I run this as a very concentrated portfolio.
One third of my capital goes in a DRIP that I average in monthly to seven companies. I change these companies yearly based on valuation and position size. I grow positions here over time and never want to hold more than 30 companies in this account.
One third goes into long term companies that I see huge growth potential.
One third is in speculative bio-tech, tech and just about anything else where I can understand the financial statement sheets on and has great possible momentum and catalysts.
I often find myself going against the current trends in the market as I see opportunity in others fear. That said I seem to invest in around 15 stocks at a time and try to focus investments into the company at the best value. I hope to earn a healthy return over the next ten years to twenty years.
I am also interested in working in the industry as a career change and am always open to advice. Anyone out there want a 36 year old intern with advanced degrees in other areas?
My main skills are finding deep value opportunities and lucrative swing trade opportunities. I seem to have found a lot of bottom entries even in today's markets. I am willing to learn, enjoy games/game theory, love to read and solve problems.
I am working on starting a limited partnership for 2015 or 2016 so that I can share my gifts with family and friends.
"What looks like a horrible disaster now could be an awesome opportunity." "Buy Cheap when the big funds and others are giving it away"
All the Best,
Full-time individual investor primarily in REITS (esp Commercial REITS); Business Development Cos (BDC's); Master Limited Partnerships (MLP's); Dividend Income Compounding; Some Writing Calls and also Put Selling; Main Sector interests include-Energy, Utilities, Retail, Financial, Healthcare (Medical Device Cos; Pharmaceuticals; Generics); Railroads; Insurance (Property and Casualty; Reinsurance); Consumer Staples (mainly Grocery and Food Cos); and Commodoties (Ags-Softs; Grains; and Ag Conglomerates).
Goal is to achieve a minimum return over the long-haul of 1% per month (compounded) while also adding to available investing funds on a monthly basis and my investment is long-term (am in no rush to reach a certain goal within a specific time frame.
Am a conservative dividend-focused long-term investor who is focused on dividend growth and reinvestment of all dividends received. Have been investing full-time since July 1, 2001, and was an insurance agent prior to that. 3 of my best stocks have been Simon Property Group (SPG); Perrigo (PRGO); and Kroger Grocery (KR).
Individual Investor for 30yrs expanding & re-allocating mix of investment's as I hit the 50's.
Live in Northern Virginia & work as DOD FED in Arlington VA.
BA from VCU.
Looking to survive w DGI & retire in next 8yrs with comfort.
I've been interested in the markets for a quarter-century. I've done all right, but it took me a long time to realize that I'd made far more money from investing than I ever had from "trading." It turns out that investing boils down to five simple words: buy right and sit tight. Buy great companies (when they can be bought at a good discount), and hang in there until either the earnings dry up or the stock becomes significantly overpriced.
You don't plant a tree and then uproot it just because a branch fell off, or because you think winter is coming. You just stand back and let it grow. (On the other hand, if someone comes along and offers you a thousand dollars for a tree that's only worth three hundred, sell it to him and buy some good saplings with the money.)
The paradox of investing is that tomorrow's price doesn't matter. Value matters. Focus on today's value, and tomorrow's price will take care of itself.