Roger Conrad needs no introduction to individual and professional investors, many of whom have profited from his decades of experience uncovering the best dividend-paying stocks for accumulating sustainable wealth. Roger Conrad founded and ran the Utility Forecaster and Canadian Edge newsletters before leaving to form his own publishing company, Capitalist Times (www.CapitalistTimes.com). During his almost 30-year tenure at Utility Forecaster, Hulbert Financial Digest routinely ranked the publication as one of the best investment newsletters. His new publication, Conrad’s Utility Investor (www.ConradsUtilityInvestor.com), continues his in-depth coverage and analysis of more than 200 essential-services stocks, primarily utilities and telecoms. Roger Conrad is also an expert on master limited partnerships (MLP) and the Canadian energy sector, which he covers for Energy & Income Advisor (www.EnergyAndIncomeAdvisor.com). He’s also an independent trustee of Miller/Howard High Income Equity Fund and the author of Power Hungry: Strategic Investing in Telecommunications, Utilities and Other Essential Services. Although he spends a good deal of time in front of a Bloomberg terminal or reading 10-K and 10-Q reports, he’s also an avid outdoorsman and baseball fan. The masthead may have changed, but readers can count on Roger to deliver the same high-quality analysis and rational assessment of the best dividend-paying utilities, MLPs and dividend-paying Canadian energy names.
Full time Investor / Trader, 17 years.
Specialist in risk management, with intermediate trade focus, US stocks, international ETFs and commodities.
Believe in correlation of markets, must understand all markets to trade one well.
Self taught through continuous study of myself and other investors.
Extensive experience with short selling, futures and options.
Developing interest in international markets based on poltical change and policies.
Follow and read fundamentals but invest by listening to technical's.
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Individual investor who retired in 2000 at age 56. Married with no kids. Actively investing since 1982 (except for participating in employee stock purchase plan prior to that). Now having to take RMD’s despite not really wanting to.
Until I found SA some time ago, I had no idea that quite a few of my positions met many of the general DGI requirements - IBM, XOM, WMT, O, CNP, BHP, WPC, & T, to name a few. Others (more than I would like to admit to) need weeding out. My thanks to the terrific folks on this site for opening my eyes to the world of DGI.
A novice investor focusing on building a growth/income portfolio for retirement. I still have about another 15 years in the accumulation phase but hope to reap the rewards sooner than later. I started a 401k about 5 years ago and am now playing catch up which makes my "retire as soon as possible" endeavor a bit more challenging.
I am also a SWAN investor (Sleep Well At Night) so I look to protect my principal as best I can.
I am a retired physician and dual citizen expat trying to protect what I've saved over a lifetime of healing. Investing has become one of my hobbies and I try to help share my knowledge and experience with others to become successful investors with self directed accounts.
Basically, an advocate of DGI, and thus long PG, CLX, CL XOM, MCD, AFL, SSY, PEP, JNJ, GE, BF-B, CVS, LMT, GD, HON, KO, T, VZ, & WFC.
I have about 20% invested in municipal bonds.
Because of my age, I have recently began to chase yield to provide cash in my Traditional IRA for the yearly RMD, and thus long BIP, HEP, O, SXL, AEP, ED, EPR, EPD, ETP, KMI, MAIN, MIC, NNN, NRZ, OHI, TD, RY, WPC, SGU, & CORR.
But as I am "young at heart," I still find myself approaching investing as if one who is just starting out, focusing on my "retirement many years down the line." Thus, long SBUX, NKE, ACN, V, & ATVI.
I primarily invest in a globally diversified set of low-cost index funds. That's my safe money, and is on virtual autopilot.
Because you can't, tax efficiently, own funds of MLPs, I am forced to spend my time managing my own portfolio of MLPs. I don't trade them, so "measure twice, cut once." Hence my time on Seeking Alpha learning from others.
I'm an individual investor who has been investing for over 40 years. I work in healthcare and am focused on maintaining a portfolio that will provide me with an income stream in retirement.
Currently I own:ADP, APPL, ABBV, AFL, APU, CVS, CVX, DE, DIS, EMR, GILD, GIS, HEP, IBM, JNJ, KO, LMT, LXP, MCD, MMM, MMP, PG, SO, GIS T, VZ, WPC, WPZ, XOM.
GPC, O, OHI, WMT, ITW, HCP, LMT, MO, MSFT