I have been seriously into stocks since the early 1990's and into options for the past several years. Since early 2010 I've become particularly interested in dividend growth stocks to hold for the long term. In conjunction with that I occasionally use options to boost performance. Prior to that, made and lost a lot of money in the market with each boom and bust. Since late 2010 I have been working on a system for picking dividend growth stocks with the best potential for sustainable growth. The system ranks the stocks based on their Potency Score, a metric I have devised that uses a multitude of fundamental, valuation, performance, and other data and their inter-relations to forecast a stock's ability for sustainable dividend growth. A stock with such ability is bound to also produce respectable capital gains. My math background has come handy in the process. I have also created a 12-ETF portfolio strategy named The Immortal Portfolio, which is intended to beat the market in the long run. I have described both of these systems in my SA articles. Currently working a full time job (non-financial business) and managing my own personal investment accounts. -
I’m a Swedish amateur investor started going into stocks in the finance crises spring 2009. At that time I could pick up Swedish quality stocks with 50 – 60 and even 80 rebates compared with the average value of years 2003 – 2008. Stocks such as Trelleborg AB (TREL B), Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB A), Sandvik AB (SAND), Skanska AB (SKA B), Haldex AB (HLDX) and Getinge AB (GETI B) among others. Companies which’s stocks now is has increased its value up to 150% (index 250).
Now I have become more and more interested in putting my money in high quality American companies making money – and paying dividends – in both good and bad times.
Most of my Swedish stocks are still in my portfolio and the added American stocks are ABT, CTL, GOOG, JNJ, WAG and YUM. GOOG and YUM are bought for their – hopefully – bright future and the rest for their solid – and ever growing – dividend payout. CTL is of cause a somewhat controversial stock among investors (very high yield that could indicate future risk) and is monitored closely. (Which did not help in any way when recently - Feb 2013 - CTL took a deep dive caused by their decision to cut their dividend dramatically)
Three stock not yet bought – but in my eyes very promising – is UTX, MMM and CB.
I am an individual investor. Became interested in dividend growth investing and managing my own portfolio through my reading adventures at Seeking Alpha. I've learned a ton from everyone who contributes and comments here. Still have a long way to go even though I'm semi-retired and drawing Social Security.
I'm a young investor with 30+ years until retirement.
My goals are (1) to sleep well at night and (2) to build a dividend-growth machine which generates a predictable stream of long-term passive income.
My strategy is to own shares in best-of-breed global companies, at this point: DIS, SBUX, V, NKE, COST, AAPL, MCD, ABT, ABBV, KO, ED, CL, GIS, T, JNJ, PM, GE, O, KMB, BEN, CVX, SO, KHC, HCN, XOM, PG, MO, WTR, MMM, and PEP.
My objective is to hold for decades, buying additional shares at fair valuations, and to allow the dividends to compound over time.
I'm on SSD disability due to intestinal radiation damage from cancer treatment. I need to supplement that income by investing a moderate portfolio. I recently went all cash because I had been in the same mutual funds for 8 years and want more control over my investments. I like the idea of ETF's and I'm leaning toward using the Ivy Portfolio. I have alot of anxiety when the market reacts to various news so going all cash when the market slips is appealing to me. My anxiety is based on the past crashes in 2008 and 2011 that I rode thru and did not and should have sold out of. I have the funds, time and intelligence to learn about investing and due to my health problems, I am now forced to face my anxieties and learn how so I can sleep at night.