Retired in 1994 with twenty plus years of military service. After military service I spent six years working in the paper manufacturing industry and then an additional 12 years as a government services contractor supporting the US Army and the Centers for Disease Control. I started investing in mutual funds around 1980. After military retirement, I invested in workplace savings plans and "growth" stocks recommended by various brokers. Got busted in the dot bomb explosion like most other novices. After the big bust, investing was on the back burner as I changed jobs and concentrated on making money for my employer while maxing out my 401k. I am semi-re-retired now due to the reduction in government contracting and a recently corrected health issue. In March/April of 2012 I decided that I could manage my money better than a financial adviser. It took two months to find Seeking Alpha and another week to realize that I am a Dividend Growth Investor at heart.
I'm an Independent investor with a passion for equity research. I'm usually long term minded, but occasionally engage in short term trades.
My trading style focuses primarily on fundamentals, with short term technicals occasionally commanding my attention. I believe that making money in the market requires forward thinking investment objectives, patience, confidence, and a trading ethic that embraces the opportunities presented by short term downtrends.
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I am a retiree who enjoys investing Long-Term. I reside in California. My careers were as an announcer and a U.S. Postal Service clerk. I have stocks plus other investments. I try to be respectful. I look for investment opportunities that are not as well-known as others. If I read something that a Seeking Alpha contributor mentions and it looks attractive for my investment style, then I will buy it, and give credit to the writer. I am more of a support person than a contributor; at my age, I do not need the pressure of deadlines; trying to find solid investments is enough of a challenge. This Bio was edited September 4, 2012.