Seeking alpha has been one of the "go-to" sites for the investors in our family. We would like to strike a perfect balance between short term trading and long term investing, hence the name "Tradevestor".Good luck investing. In the interest of full disclosure, this is a group account handled by Father and Son. The Father was a trader for quite a few years years with mixed returns, while the son started out a few years ago with DGI and has slowly convinced the Patriarch towards investing rather than trading. Disclaimer: Please do your own due diligence before buying or selling any stock. Ideas and thoughts presented in the articles are not professional recommendations.
I am currently an IT consultant in my late 50s working to get my financials in order so that I can retire. I worked for a global high tech company for the majority of my career until it was acquired in 2013. I have only been investing in specific dividend stocks for the past 5 years but I have been investing since my 20s (mostly mutual funds). I am not married but have a domestic partner whom I have been with for 20+ years. We share the same beliefs and values when it comes to money. I live a very frugal life compared to many people. I have essentially no debt other than a car payment for the next 2 years. I am striving to create a portfolio that I can use as an income source when when I finally decide to retire.
Individual investor - Primarily dividend income and dividend growth. I dabble with Covered Calls and Cash Covered Puts for added income.
I have been dabbling in the stockmarket since the 80s but started working hard on building my retirement portfolio about 2010 (I retired in 2015 at age 66) and morphed into mostly dividend growth Investments with some REITs and MLPs for high yields and the tax benefits of MLPs. I am very overweight in Energy stocks from my 401K and because it is the industry I knew, but I am working on minimizing this concentration.
My current retirement portfolio is comprised of the following 35 stocks: BASFY, BNS, CAG, CAT, COP, DOW, DPM, EMR, EPD, ETN, EV, F, GE, GIS, JNJ, KHC, KMB, KMI-PA, LEG, LXP, LYB, NSH, OHI, OKS, OLP, OXY, PAA, PG, PSX, RDS-B, STAG, SUN, UL, WFC, WPC
Second generation dividend growth investor, in it for the long haul. Mostly dividend stocks in IRA/ROTH IRAs.
LONG ABT,CL,JNJ,PG,GIS,XOM,CVX,T,CTL,VOD,MCD,PEP,GD,INTC,ORCL,PM,MO,TNH, RNF, FCX, and SCCO