25 years experience in Quant research, portfolio management, and stock market data analytics. 15 years experience in index trading / ETF strategist. Risk manager. Mean revision / time series / seasonal studies applied towards general market trends with a focus on long term format.
After 42 years in the construction industry as an IBEW inside wireman-electrician
I feel fortunate to have a pension. I value all the insight from the contributors
to this web site! With 300k in IRA's @Vanguard and 30k in joint acct,I hope to
attempt some trading and options also.
seeking alpha and advice
I am recently retired after a career working for equipment manufacturers for the cable television industry. Education is BSEE and MSEE from Lehigh University. Initally worked as a designer of microwave devices - vacuum tubes for radar applications at ITT then solid state GaAs devices at Monsanto. With this RF engineering background I moved on to the CATV industry in 1971.
Although I spent some time as general manager of several smallish divisions of the parent company, most of my experience has been in product management, marketing, and business development roles, developing strategies to match new technologies to emerging customer needs. Employers during this time were Texscan, Skyconnect, Philips, C-COR, and ARRIS.
Investment goals today are to transition my IRA nest egg to an adequate "paycheck replacement" portfolio in a sustainable way. Indeed a learning experience! Thus I have particular focus on finding the balance between high yield and safety within an IRA. Specific attention to REIT's, BDC's, CEF's, Dividend Champions, Preferreds, and opportunities with low market correlation.