Mr. McIntosh is the author of the three investment books including the newly released "The Snowball Effect, "The Sector Strategist", and also "The Bear Market Survival Guide". He writes a daily dividend blog www.thedividendmanager.com. He serves as the Chief Investment Officer of SIPCO. He is the portfolio manager for the firm's U.S. Value Leaders and U.S. Corporate Bond Portfolios. He also served as a Professor of Finance at Eckerd College from 1998 to 2008.He has been featured in such notable publications as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Investment Advisor, Fortune, and The St. Petersburg Times. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Florida State University, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) from the University of Sarasota, and a Master of Public Health Degree (M.P.H) from the University of South Florida. He and his wife and two boys reside in Tampa, Florida.
Ted Waller is a private investor who bought his first stock at age 13 (GTE) and has over 50 years of investing experience. His focus is on deep value and low risk. Acquiring wealth is a slow incremental process that requires setting goals, adherence to principles, patience, and flexibility.
An individual investor focused on preservation of capital and generating dividend income. My strategy is to invest in quality, dividend paying companies, with simple business models, and, a long track record of increasing dividends. Like Nick Murray, I'm a believer in diversification, but not in asset allocation. I'm long 100% equities, all the time. I can live with any amount of volatility if I'm in quality companies. Since I live off dividends, the prices at any particular moment don't rattle me.
David Fish's CCC list is my primary watch list. The quality of the business model (simplicity, tenure), earnings track record and valuation are key principles in my book. Free cash flows and payout ratios are very important metrics.
When I first started investing in 1990, I gravitated to DGI - a book called "dividends don't lie" influenced me. I did not have a single losing position in 10 years. Then, I learned an expensive lesson in 2002 (60% loss of net worth at that time) when I lost my way and got into momentum/technology stocks. I lost track of understanding WHAT I was buying and HOW the company made it's money. I will never deviate from buying quality companies that have a long track record of paying dividends, at value, since I paid a high price to gain that knowledge.
A critical insight -- it is better to pay a fair price for an excellent company than an excellent price for a fair company (Buffett). I buy companies that I'd buy more of if prices were to drop. A second one, is to have a long term orientation (Klarman). In other words, buy and hold, allow compounding to work, and try not to "market time". SA DGI leaders such as Chuck Carnevale, Chowder, David Fish, David Van Knapp, Tim McAleenan, Part Time investor, Sure Dividend and several others have influenced my thinking.
It is not an exaggeration to say that SA has impacted my life. I'm a first generation American, and am very grateful for the opportunities provided by my adopted country.
35 companies make up 72% of my portfolio. In descending order of size - Proctor & Gamble,Johnson & Johnson,Verizon,Cocal-Cola, AT&T,United Technologies,Exxon Mobil,Diageo.Kimberly-Clark,Hershey, Kraft Heinz
McDonalds Pepsico Unilever Chevron Wal-Mart Emerson Electric International Business Machines Phillip Morris Cummins General Electric
Nestle Disney Microsoft Cisco 3M Helmerich Payne GENERAL MILLS United Parcel Service QUALCOMM W P CAREY Wells Fargo Archer Daniels Midland Oracle Apple. All but three are rated as narrow or wide moats.
The other holdings are mini-ETFs (for example, 11 REITS that I treat as 1 diversified company).
The remainder, ~14 companies, (examples include: Ambev, CAT, DE, DVN, MUR, MRO) are ones I will slowly sell of and re-invest into my core holdings.
As of May 1, 2016 (aged 57 years) I have retired and live off my dividends.
Below my portfolio:
BioPharma Large: AMGN, GILD, CELG, BIIB, REGN, ALXN, BMRN, SHPG, JAZZ
Biotechnology Product: SGEN, IONS, UTHR, MACK, GWPH, OASM, XXII, ACAD, OMER, ACOR
Biotechnology Clinical: CUR, ARRY, NWBO, CLVS, NVIV, AGEN, NK, ADRO, SRNE, ADXS, RDUS, ALNY, RVNC, BLUE, CYTK, AGIO, CNAT, OCRX, CEMP, BLCM, MGNX, XNCR, PTLA, GNFT, ATRA, ESPR, FGEN, LJPC, MEIP, AFMD, CLLS, ADAP, RGLS, CLDX, EPZM, KPTI, ITCI, IMDZ
Special Pharma/Generic: HZNP, MDCO, LCI, MNTA
Consumer Services: UNP, NSC, CSX, CVS, CAH, MCK,TGT,
Consumer Goods: PG, PM, FLO
Energy: CVX, COP, XOM, BP, RDS-A, RDS-B, TOT, PSX, VLO, OXY, NOV, CEO, HP
Financial: WFC, JPM, RY, BMO, TD, BNS,
Healthcare: JNJ, MRK, ABBV, GSK, ABT, NVO
Industrial: EMR, CMI, UTX
Agriculture: DE, AGU
REITs: WPC, OHI, HCN, HCP, VTR, NHI, PSA, EXR, LSI
Technology: IBM, SSYS, DDD, SWKS
Utilities: DUK,SO, ED
MLP: EPD, MMP, PAA, SEP, OKS, KMI
In Israel currency I hold: PSTI, RDHL
Acquired companies from portfolio: DYAX-->SHPG(cash); BXLT-->SHPG; RLYP-->Galencia (cash); MDVN-->PFE(cash);
Performance: without non US currency companies, dividend and acquired companies:
Portfolio A: DGI Dividend, Portfolio B Biotech, Overall, S&P500, IBB, XBI, Current Yield follow SigFig and Wikinvest is: 2.9% (Correct to 9/2016)
2016 YTD (09/18/2016): 7.33%, -0.31%, 2.4%, 4.7%, -13.70%, -7.74%
From Israel, born in 1977, working as IT Network&Security Specialist. Chess candidate master - chess helps me to remember and follow lots of stocks and companies' business. Chess helps me to be patient and to not be afraid to take risks, to learn from my mistakes and to be resistant to losing value, same in investing. If after buying my stocks they go down it gives me an opportunity to buy more, that is how I see it. No one can predict the market and only a few investors can avoid loss of their specific stocks, diversity is a key. I was pulled in to the market by a colleague in 2014 and don’t have any regret about it, because I start to see how here in IL simple not rich man can continue his life after 40-45 if he loses his job in a high-tech company and how it is possible to buy a home here, maybe even switch this to a primary job in future. I found the “seekingalpha” website after researching the healthcare industry. First steps were ETF's, but after learning & reading a lot about fundamental and value investing and after discovering DGI philosophy, DGI bloggers switching from my ETF's into stocks. I wish to know in which businesses I hold stocks and what I am investing in. I want to invest in what I believe in. Interested in biotechnology especially in cancer treatment companies and in biotechnology in general especially unmet treatment and innovation in medicine. Early in life I wanted to be a doctor and I am interested in the medical sciences in general. Also interested in 3D printing, solar energy, robotic and innovation technology that improves our civilization and our lives. Learning about DGI here, I am proud to be a DGI Investor (learning and I continue to learn a lot from all the people I follow, sorry the list is too long to give individual BIG THANKS to everyone for their great job, hope they will continue to do that!), but some of the people I must say THANKS to, for their works, articles, research and teaching young investors and people making their first steps, people whose all articles are a MUST READ (DoctoRx - for bio/healthcare, Chuck Carnevale - for FastGraph, Value Invest, Industrial and more, David Van Knapp - for DGI, Chowder - for DGI, Bret Jensen - for Economic/Healthcare, Brad Tomas for Reit, Kanak Kanti De - for bio/healthcare, BuyandHold, Puche for their comments, and many more. Thanks for your works and for your comments!)
But in other side I think elegant and perfect portfolio need be improved DGI: Income and Growth portfolio - something like (70/30 or 70/20/10) - 70% - DGI/Income Giant/Large companies 30% - Small/Micro cap that in potential can give to Investor >500-1000% (tenbagger - Peter Lynch) or 20%- Large high growth established without dividend, 10% - small/micro with huge potential one day they can growth to be Giant/Large next (Apple,Gilead) I know my English is weak, but I am working hard to improve it. Thanks for reading my profile and giving any comments and advice.
I am a personal finance and investing blogger. A software designer by profession, I have a passion for economics, business, finance and investing. My personal financial goals are to generate enough passive income to fund my retirement, and along the journey - share my experiences and help the readers.