I am just a lower middle class occasional investor that started saving a little late in life, to
build a little credit. I've had the same job for 27 years, and live on the edge , although just playing safe right now, and new to the stock game, all of my bets have either broke even or
won, mostly through patience, I'm not a trader. I'm currently using Wells Fargo Advisors , and have managed to win long term,but in what would be considered meager amounts by real players, with money. Over the last decade, I've accumulated 5 times my initial investment, basically making risky bets in the recession, and now just collecting dividends on safer high yield
energy stocks, along with a couple high risk, low cost bets on start up companies in the energy
and a smidgeon of 3D printing and mining industries. At the moment I have very little in liquid funds, just sitting back, watching and waiting for the next crash and recovery, and try to be ready to place some longshot bets! Barring a revolution or total currency failure, those in power seem to always bounce back eventually, whatever it takes. I'm just a low stakes player
trying to wait out a psychopathic elite,and take advantage of the spillage.
Almost retired! Former stockbroker who got out of the business a long time ago. Stocks were not a big interest to me when i was in the business but over the years I have invested more and more time to them. They are starting to push golf to a back burner, either that or my lack of distance off the tee is doing it.
Invest. Manage risk. Communicate. Educate yourself. Make profits. .
My name is Todd Johnson. I’m a family man, sports fiend, health nut, technology buff, long-time stock investor, and a very lucky mountain climber, all of which has shaped my philosophy as a professional investor for the last 30 years. As my interests might suggest, I am always looking for the upside while striving to minimize risks.
My new passion, which I have realized through DividendLab.com project, is helping other investors learn more about investing; investing in stocks and other assets that are subject to wide price swings can actually enhance their returns when the right investment strategy is applied. To that end, I read company 10k and 10q statements so they can skip them. I compile and analyze the market research that isn’t always at their fingertips. And I don’t make any investment recommendation without committing my own funds first, which is the purest form of accountability.
I have a graduate degree in economics and have been doing financial analysis, business cases, marketing for 25 years in the telcomm and government contracting industries. I've been actively investing in stocks for ~ 25 years..
10+ years experience investing in every kind of company imaginable with a current focus on smaller market cap companies, especially those with interesting dividends. Here to post my thoughts publicly in order to help other investors and to gain valuable feedback from the community here.