Retired HR administrator. Financially and politically Conservative Thoroughly disgusted with the current chaotic economic climate, as well as the overwhelmingly self-serving and irresponsible tax-and-spend whackaloons of every political stripe with whom we are presently afflicted. Longterm buy-and-hold DRIP stock investor.
Long term Dividend Investor. I like Individual Stocks. I like a mix of well known dividend stocks like KO, XOM, PG, GIS, PFE, INTC,T,VZ,DUK,PM,PEP............. along with some high yield stocks like CTL, FTR, VGR,. I like to reinvest dividends to take maximum benefit of compounding. In total I have a portfolio of about 50 stocks and have an average yield of 5.01 % but am always looking for ways to expand my yield to my ultimate goal of 6%. May not be attainable but its the quest that keeps me from getting bored.
I have recently switched from a pure income Growth Investor to a mix with more emphasis on Dividend Income Investing.
I'm the guy that in 1972 did NOT buy even 10 shares Berkshire Hathaway at $180 because it was too expensive for me.... worth $2.2 million + today.
I did NOT buy Great Northern Iron Ore in 1973 at $8.50 because I thought it would run out of ore in 10 years and be worth less....it subsequently paid hundreds per share in dividends in the following years. However, I DID buy long term bonds in 1980-83 and cleaned up in the late 80s. I did get out of Baldwin United annuities after making 14.5% for 2+ years before they filed bankruptcy. And I don't do bad now.
Own over 50 dividend paying stocks. Our holdings by sector. Animal Health/Dental: PDCO. Chemical/Agriculture: DOW, DD, FMC and MON. Consumer Defensive: KO, PG, MO, KMB, GIS, MDLZ, CLX, CL, KHC, HSY and SJM. Consumer Cyclical: SBUX, NKE and COH. Healthcare: ABT, ABBV, BMY,BAX, DGX, JNJ, LLY, PFE, MRK and HYH. Tech: ADP, ORCL, IBM, INTC, GLW, HPQ, HPE, NATI and TXN. Industrial: EMR, ITW, MMM, HON and GE. Financial: FITB. Telecom: T and VZ. Utility: AEP Miscellaneous: AVY, CDK, FAST, FBHS and SPGI.
I'm a retired electrical engineer and adjunct professor of math and engineering. I am also working on an engineering book.
I have been investing for over 30 years, starting off with stock index funds, bond funds, and stable value funds and later migrating in part to dividend paying stalwarts as retirement approached. I typically use a "buy and hold" strategy with an eye on the long-term.
I am a member of the "Apple cult" so until it is proven otherwise that Apple is not a great company that develops and sells great products that people love I will continue to buy their products and own their stock.
I am a retired Electrical Engineer since 2012 and a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) since 2010. I have been investing in equities, in the form of stocks & options, since the early 80’s and more recently in mutual funds, and ETF’s.
My current investments consist of a DGI, 10 stock portfolio +7 ETF portfolio for my supplemental retirement income and a second portfolio of mutual funds, ETF’s, & stocks primarily focused on growth. This is how I keep my income strategy separate from my growth strategy.
My passion is to reach young and old investors alike who are apprehensive about investing their money in the market and show them that investing does not have to be complicated, but you do need to spend a little time at it, but with the proper tools this can be made relatively easy.
Everyone needs to come up with a strategy that works for them, and I do not claim my strategies will work for everyone (or anyone other than myself,) but offer them merely as something to consider.
All money from any of these articles is donated to one of my favorite charities by Seeking Alpha.
Retired (70+ and not counting) mathematician and computer scientist who is now in the distribution phase. I began investing real money in late 2014 building my portfolio as the market allowed.. Thanks to all my teachers out there in SA Land. Comments on the portfolio are appreciated.
My Income Portfolio (Mar 2016) is shown below.
My goal is a portfolio Yield of =>3,5% with a Total Return of =>6%. Today the YoC=4.6%, Total Return=8.2%.
Basic Materials .................................BBL, SOUTHY
Communication Services.................... VZ,T, FTR, BCE
Consumer Cyclical............................. TUP, MCD, TIME
Consumer Defensive...........................TGTGT, PM, PG, MO, KO,UL,AMNF
Energy...............................................KMI, COP, ESV, XOM, CVX, HP, RDS.B
Financial Services...............................TCAP, MAIN, PSEC, FSC, HTGC, TMP, BNS, MA
Healthcare .........................................BXLT, PFE, JNJ, GILD
Industrials..........................................GE, EMR, UPS, CMI, UTX
Real Estate........................................OHI, VTR, NLY, HCP, O, STAG, WPC, DLR, CCP
Technology ........................................MSFT, IBM, AAPL
Utilities .............................................ED, SO, SCG, XEL, WEC, CNP
Funds ...............................................SCHD, DNP, ETO , AWSHX
I am a retired airline executive with legal and financial experience. I have a background in economics and finance with a focus on securities and securities analysis. I was in private practice for 10 years doing trial and appellate work prior to joining United Airlines where I did both transactions and litigation. I was with United for over 29 years, the last 17 as Assistant General Counsel. I now am a self directed investor, seeking to create cash flow to supplement our pensions and social security. I take a long term view focusing on securities that create a steady cash flow.
Douglas Laubach is a retired commercial banker with over 30 years investing experience. He holds a B.BA. degree from Wichita State University. He currently manages private equity portfolios with long term investment goals.
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Moving along the continuum of time, I have been invested in the market successfully for 30+ years.
Part of the general diaspora from New York (Queens), and now an educator and self-taught (organic) rancher in West Central Texas I have always had a profound interest in geo-politics and history as it relates to economics. Possessing degrees in politics, electronic engineering, as well as education I have been fortunate to have traveled extensively and worked for several international firms, notably in Sweden and Canada before doing what amounts to missionary work in our public schools, as a teacher.
My investment philosophy is conservative, yet on occasion contrarian. For example commodities in the early 70's, presently high quality US dividend aristocrats presently - mixed with some well entrenched European securities that offer consistent dividends and growth upside. That said, I too believe long-term investment is the sine qua non for financial success - unless you are steeped in financial wizardry and luck, which I certainly am not. I have also constructed a firm inner ring of dividend aristocrats that allow my (outward) "concentric ring" to flourish. However, in a dangerously over bought market I have gathered the wagons and sold off those smaller European and global equities that have profited during our long bull run-up - while awaiting the inevitable 20 -30 % correction. I have always invested in dividend stocks, and will continue to do so; I do not "play the market". "Dividends are real money and do not lie" about a stocks overall performance. The goal always is to be equal to and greater than inflation - beyond the pablum of government disseminated statistics, to buy quality when others flee, to invest and not flip equities for a quick dollar, to hold on, but know intuitively by experience when to sell if, for example, a dividend is cut - or not.
I enjoy SA, and believe it is a positive forum for intelligent conversation concerning investment and economics.
I am am engineer that has spend many years managing different companies in the medical diagnostic and pharmaceutical field. The companies where based in Europe and North America.
Currently I have my own consultancy. I have been investing for the last 10 years. I have studied and read a lot about practical aspects of investing through the works of the most famous investors and also studied the academic investment theories that are practiced and promoted by the financial industry. Besides the basic fundamentals that characterize a good business I tend to look more and more to the company management and its shareholder friendliness before considering a companies stock as a potential investment candidate. For the rest I look at value because buying and paying to much for even a very good company is a major and often costly error.
My company has breakthrough advertising science to measure and improve TV advertising effectiveness.
I Invest in stocks which show fundamental marketing and business performance in terms of revenue growth, gross profit growth, and operating profit growth.
I am a military officer in the Republic of Korea with 15+ years of personal investing and trading. I gained my knowledge through family and personal research, and remain a long-term horizon investor. I focus primarily on a buy and hold mentality, often DRIPs, while accumulating cash reserves to use for purchases on stock price dips. My main sector is consumer staples, but I do look for long-term growth stocks and growth stocks bound to become value stocks.
As a note, I use a pen name due to the position I hold in that it would cause tension/friction within my organization to publish here, even as my opinions do not in any way represent those of the Department of Defense.
Retired Pharmacist. Call me Rose. Nose= Knows enough to know I need to keep learning and keeping a great dividend paying nest egg growing upwards.
My 80 stock portfolio is listed here by sector, largest holding by value is listed first.
Consumer Defensive: KO, PM, GIS, MO, TGT, KMB, DEO, PG, PEP, MDLZ, CLX, CL, KHC, HSY, UL.
Consumer Cyclical: MCD, SBUX, GPC, NKE, HAS, MAT, VFC, HOG, HD
Healthcare: JNJ, ABBV, CVS, AMGN, CAH, BDX
Healthcare eREITs : OHI, VTR, HCP, HCN, NHI.
Energy: XOM, CVX, OXY, VLO,
Tech: AAPL, ADP, CSCO
Tech eREIT: DLR
Industrial: BA, UNP, MMM, CMI, CAT, GWW, NSC, LMT.
Industrial eREIT: STAG
Financial: TROW, MA, V, WFC, MET
Other eReits: WPC, O, WPG, XLP, UBA, STWD
REIT Hotel: CLDT
mREIT: ARI (very very small position)
BDCs: MAIN, PNNT, HTGC, ARCC
Telecom: VZ and T
Utility: SO, XEL, WEC, D, MGEE, DNP, CNP, LNT, FE
DNP is a CEF which predominately holds Utilities.
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: ... Income Replacement!
Escape velocity is the speed that an object needs to be traveling to break free of the planet's gravitational pull and leave it without further propulsion.
This portfolio is looking for the point where the income being generated can allow the holder of this portfolio to escape the gravitational pull of the market and economic forces of worrying about share prices.
The objective is to generate enough income from assets that the only selling of shares will become an option, not a necessity to survive. Therefore, with enough income being generated, it minimizes the fear of meaningful market corrections as dividends are based on the number of shares owned, not the share price.
Hello, I'm an independent investor from the Dallas area. I enjoy biking, golfing, family, friends, the beach around Destin, FL (30-A), and reading Security Analysis and The Intelligent Investor. I have been a credit manager in the Oil-Gas and Steel industry for over thirty years. My investing objective is simple: To build and manage a reliable, predictable, and increasing income stream which will allow me to escape the gravitational pull of the workforce one day, (thanks Chowder), and for retirement living...."The real money in investing will have to be made-as most of it has been in the past-not out of buying and selling-but out of owning and holding securities, receiving interest and dividends, and benefiting from their long-term increase in value"......Benjamin Graham. I am long: AAPL,ABBV,CL,CSCO,D,DIS,ED,EMR,GILD,HCN,IBM, JNJ,KO,MO,MSFT,NSRGY,OHI,PFE,PG,PM,SBUX,SO,T,TGT,WEC,WFC,XOM
Took over my own portfolio in April of 2012 after being consistently disappointed with brokers and financial advisors with their associated fees that eat into disappointing returns. Here to get investing tips and learn as much as possible. Would like to start building a dividend producing portfolio with some capital appreciation also as I work towards retirement.
My investment focus is on high quality dividend growth stocks with limited risks to their business models. I enhance my portfolio with a little bit of leverage through index and equity option strategies. To minimize risk, I focus on diversification.
I have been managing my own money and investing in various strategies since 2005 before defining and memorializing my dividend growth strategy enhanced with options in 2008. Through my blog I share aspects of both components of my portfolio dividend growth investing and options strategy.
Please feel free to visit my blog, Selling Theta (http://www.sellingtheta.com/)
Chris Damas' contrarian equity research is broad based and covers energy production and infrastructure, metals, agriculture, chemicals, forestry, industrials, telecoms, retail, technology, financials, transports, renewables and special situations as well as US MLP's. Chris managed the second largest preferred share portfolio on Bay Street during the 80's and also follows currency and fixed income markets closely. His investment universe is broad and he spends most of his time hunting for actionable trade ideas and long term investment opportunities. His investment thinking and trading activity are now only available by subscribing to the US and Canadian versions of The BCMI Report (trademark) and The BCMI Flash (trademark) which are issued at least weekly and more frequently when opportunities and market conditions demand it.
I am a full-time investor. I learned finance the old-fashioned way, out of necessity, during a career in the film and entertainment industry. I prefer to focus on long-term macro economic trends and demographics. Having identified an invest theme, I look for companies that most nearly fit my thesis. Then it is time to switch hats and become a traditional value investor, to ensure that the security is investment worthy and has a reasonable margin of safety.
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I provide economic analysis, market commentary and company-specific research. My general view is to operate a diversified basket of long-term investments in both equities and fixed income.
I have a bachelor's degree in economics from San Diego State University (2007), eight years of publishing experience and over a decade of cumulative investment experience. I have been published in several newspapers and magazines, including The Wall Street Journal and Barron's.
I write for Seeking Alpha to transfer the investment ideas and concepts cluttered in my head onto paper. I'm also currently a CFA candidate (testing level II). I passed the level 1 exam in June 2015.
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