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.
To reach out to Forward Looking Guru for business opportunities, to share ideas, guest writing opportunities, consulting opportunities e-mail him at Forwardlookingguru@gmail.com.
I am a licensed Psychologist, age 75, business owner and still work fulltime. I am interested in investments with high yields, which have a tax advantage, since I am in the high income bracket. I am a conservative investor since, at my age and with my critical mass, I have no need to take big risks. The taxable portion of my portfolio is totally invested in MLPs which has been my focus for the past three years. My retirement investments are in High Yield Bond funds which I trade in an annuity.
As a hobby, I am a ceramic artist and display my work on my website: www.rohrshack.com. My work is for sale on ESTY. I also give my pots to friends, relatives and to silent, sectarian, tax exempt, charitable auctions which are unaffiliated with politics.
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.