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Wes Blevins

I first became interested in investing when I was about 12 years old. My mom was telling a story about her best friend's husband, who had bought stock in Clearly Canadian, and was handing out bottles to friends at every opportunity. I wanted to know more about what it meant to buy stocks, so my parents encouraged me to contact a broker, who suggested I get my start in mutual funds. In ninth grade, I participated in a stock market simulation game in one of my classes. My team came in first place, due in part to our tech-heavy focus in the mid 90s. Several years later, after following the market further, and contributing periodically to my mutual fund account, I inherited a good amount of money when a relative died. So, I ...More
  • Description: Occasional Investor. Trading frequency: Monthly
  • Interests: Dividend stock ideas & income, Energy stocks, Retirement savings, Stocks - long
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My Young Investor Portfolio: Focusing On Dividend And Earnings Growth For Years To Come Mar 7, 2014