Our family finances have focused on growth through the use of mutual funds. Now we are on a path to convert from a growth to an income strategy as we approach retirement in 3 years.
US Stocks; BAC, BP, CVX, ED, GE, GIS, GM, JPM, KMI, KO, MCD, PM, RTN, KO, PEP, PG, JNJ, XOM
Canadian Stocks: ADW.A, ACO..X, BBD.B, BCE, CM. CU, CNQ, CTC.A, CVE, EMA, ENB, FTS FTT, IPL, L, MBT, MFC, RCI.B, SJR.B. , SU, QSR, TRP, T
An academic biochemist in the UK by trade but with a passion for investing. I got burned a little by tech stocks in the dotcom bubble and then spent the following 5 years reading a lot before jumping back into the market. Influenced heavily by Ben Graham's books but also Peter Lynch, Phil Fisher as well as Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. Now I mainly buy-and-hold the stock of good quality companies and count myself as a dividend investor, although I'm not averse to investing in a good growth stock if I can acquire it cheaply.
Novice investor trying to take management of my portfolio into my own hands. SA has been great for picking up my informal education of the process, particularly DGI. I'm loving the process and enjoy soaking in the knowledge of some well informed authors willing to share their lessons learned. I'm looking forward to the performing my own "due diligence" followed by a "buy and monitor" thereafter. And hopefully soon I'll help others with articles of my own.