Executive Director of SPVInvestor Research, Inc. I am evaluating solar companies based on their operational, financial and growth factors. I can be found on our forum at http://solarpvinvestor.com My professional background is in distribution, logistics, profit and loss management within supply chain at the distribution level.
Technology and business consultant, who invests in Canada Europe, Australia, and USA. Deep financial sector and financial services experience from both business and technology perspectives. A do-it-yourself income investor, who is always evaluating and seeking high-yield and long-term, long positions.
Currently my portfolio consists of etfs, mixture of index (ivv, vti), dividends (vig, vym) and sectors etfs (vht, ibb, ita, vgt). I also have a few stocks (big caps, dgi, growth, ...), acquired whenever they seem to be undervalued (wfc, wmt, bp, vlo, aapl, ip, cmi, main, ohi, jnj, cmg, ...). Right now my preferred mix is about 20% index/dividend etfs, 15% health/bio, 15% technology etfs, and 40% stocks and about 10% cash.
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I am a very small time investor compared to those who trade for a living. I have been interested in the stock market and investing since the early 80's, fascinated by what empirically and statistically works. My main financial objective now is to provide income for my wife and myself in retirement, have enough money saved to provide health care/ assistant living expenses for each of us, and to pass on anything that is left over to our heirs. Some have asked so I am listing my current equity portfolio. I am not yet fully invested, so names may be added over time. I am particularly interested in adding some industrial and financial names to the mix.
Health care/ bio tech: GILD, CELG, ABBV, AMGN, ACAD
Health care/ distribution: CAH
Consumer: JNJ, PM, FLO, MO
Tech: QCOM, AAPL
REIT's: DLR. OHI, DOC, WPC, VTR, HASI, NSA, CLDT
Tel Com: VZ, T
I have been investing in stocks and mutual funds for many years and consider myself fairly knowledgeable in what I am doing. I use a dollar cost averaging approach to getting in and out of the global stock market. I am not smart enough to "time" the markets.