Retired and Investing and Trading since the mid 1980s and doing more since I have retired....A US Marine Corp veteran of the Vietnam War era.....Just an average Joe trying to make a profit in these hard times and have a better life...I DO NOT SHORT Stocks...I do follow long and short articles on stocks of interest to me.....
carefully investing but more often investigating; have had 6 decades of remembered losses in both public markets and private placements. Still a board member of a nonprofit and still holding shares in companies seeded long ago but not yet having reached their investor exits. Trying to be thoughtful about investments and enjoying the experience. Becoming less current all the time, likely finding me to be a doddering old fuddy duddy for anyone reading what I post here.
Retired @ 57, 2011
Part time investor.
US citizen, live in the Pacific NW,
Building a portfolio primarily with dividend growth stocks and CEF's
Long only: KO, MSFT, JNJ, PG, ED, CINF, LMT, ITW, NWN, GD, RTN, PEP, AFL,T, EMR, IBM, XOM, RDS/B, GE, GSK, BP, ARCC, FFC, PDT, ETO, FLC, PFO, HPF, PCI, PDI, PFL, PCN, PTY, PKO, CEN, GLQ, AMLP, GDX and others.
I'm a dividend growth investor in my mid 30s. I invested in poorly performing mutual funds in my 20s, but in the last couple of years have transitioned towards equities. Although the bulk of my stocks produce income, I also invest in stocks which are more oriented towards capital appreciation. Since I switched to a more entrepreneurial career, I'm hoping to live off my current dividends until I can get a reliable income stream going again. Think of me as a young retiree!
I am a recently retired securities lawyer, who practiced for almost 40 years prosecuting and then defending entities and individuals involved in securities frauds including financial and accounting frauds, insider trading, market manipulation, broker dealer and investment adviser violations and related. I have been investing for longer than I practiced law, and I am a long only who relies on the value approach (an amalgam of various sub approaches) with a strong preference for mispriced securities. My distinct preference for candor and accuracy sometimes results in sharp comment, but I bring no agenda or personal ax to grind.
I've been investing on and off for alittle over 10 years, but I've been getting more into it recently (ever since social media became the norm for communications). I don;t have alot invested, but I try to save as much as possible for stocks because I feel the chance at making money outweighs the risk of not investing. My goals are to generate at least 20% profit from my trades.
On a personal note, I am a semi professional photographer and would love to travel the world and photograph it. It's a hobby that I can one day turn into a lucrative revenue stream.
Would love to network, so send me a message or talk stock with me!
I have been investing and trading since the mid 90's. I have traded the oex using options, and am now primarily interested in stocks with an emphasis on dividends and growth. I am a fan of Fibonacci and Gann for TA and believe in time and price as it relates to retracement levels as guide to when to buy or sell a position.
When I am not reading here on SA, I am traveling with my wife or fostering Great Pyrenees dogs.
Long : SDRL,PSEC,KMI,EPB,NMFC,PER,PHT,SFL,STAG,TGH,UAN,FSC,FRHLF,ARCC,,ARR,AWP
I retired from being an Engineering Fellow for a major industrial conglomerate in 2007. I spent 32 years there and focused on technology strategy and new technology development. I was fortunate to have both a defined benefit pension, a good size 401k, and some taxable brokerage accounts. To keep my mind busy, I made a hobby of personal investment management. I have focused on asset allocation theory, valuation techniques, and technical analysis. As an income investor, my primary interests are choosing and holding individual dividend stocks, including MLPs. I select actively managed mutual funds for other asset classes. I recently began using exchange traded debt (baby bonds) and preferred stock to supplement a multi-sector bond fund.