Engineer, married with 3 children, worked in the energy industry for 40 years, inching into retirement slowly. Very interested in understanding my investment options well enough to make wise choices and to avoid stupid mistakes (winning the losers game) -- this is challenging to say the least. Read numerous books, reports and articles related to finance and investing. Short on hobbies but love the Lord!
Retired from SLB after 44 years in Seismic Data Processing and some Data Collection field work. Investing focus on
1) energy related companies related to Bakken, Permian Basin, Eagle Ford and Niobrara.
2) also undervalued dividend and safe growth stocks
I use mostly individual stocks and ETFs but also hold a very small selection of mutual funds.
My personal portfolio has over time moved more towards easy maintenance, decently yielding stocks and ETFs but I can still become excited over a great small cap idea. :) But ideally I want a portfolio that can mostly handle itself for an extended period of time and that I don't have to worry about should something happen that keeps me from attending it regularly. Therefore I subscribe to some kind of core & satellite approach and I currently probably have too much of a satellite and rather want to add to my core.