10 years of buy-side investment experience.
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I bought my first stocks in December 1987. At the tome I was processing 250' coils of power cable in the Western World largest cable factory ( Black Brown Marker). All the talk in the media was of the coming depression due to the October Crash.. I asked my self why are we working 60 hours a week if the economy is going to hell! I left there in 1996 due to lack of laws concerning second hand smoke. I have been involved since 1996 in the design and production of printed media. I snowboard ,boogie board and in-line skate as well as bicycle. I run and own a busy wide format print shop. I lived in a tent for six months cooking over an open fire.
Commercial Pilot and maintenance tech for a Midwestern State government.
I am on the sidelines in nearly all cash waiting for something but I am not sure what.
I follow Denninger and have played a little FAZ / FAS ETFs.
Open to suggestions as how to fund my kids college.
Private investor interested in preservation / increase of capital while providing a reliable and increasing income stream from dividend investments. I look for high yield opportunities in stocks that are undervalued or unloved by the market. My risk tolerance is higher than most dividend / income investors. I am also interested in small high growth stocks but secondary to being a value income investor.
I am a small investor who has found a few small companies to invest in that either pay a fine dividend, or in my view have fantastic potential so now I just am waiting for their performance they will be my retirement one day.
I am almost 25 years old and two years ago I graduated Kharkov National University named after V.N.Karazin, the faculty of international economic relationship. This University is considered to be one of the prestigious and best in Ukraine. Do you think I’m making boast? Own up I really proud of my University and of the privilege to have studied there. I really proud that I have graduated this University cum laude and have vindicated my diploma work “World gold market: its condition and perspective” magna cum laude. But of course I understand that any knowledge without practice is nothing. That’s why I have started my financial blog. I live in Yalta, Ukraine. This town is called ‘town of happiness’. Why? It is really very beautiful here. There is a rare combination of sea, mountains and warm climate here. We have a lot of tourists here all year long. Unfortunately, it’s one of the reasons why locals here do not like to work – they used to live at tourists’ cost, renting their own lodging, for example. I long to use my knowledge and to arrive by means of my beans. I am not a financial guru; I do not claim to know everything. Instead of it, I’d like to learn more. I’d like to learn new things; to learn useful and practical things. I am ready to learn. Do you ready to learn with me? I invite you to join me. If perhaps you do not agree with something in my articles I’m ready to discuss it with you. Anyway, I like to associate with people of any age with agile mind. If one day you decide to stay in Yalta even though for a short while I’d love to meet and talk with you.
Age 74. Retired completely in 2007, after spending 46 years in teaching, government service and finally church administration. Undergraduate degree in history, master degrees in education, history, and business administration.
Most work experience was as staff analyst for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The photo is one of my grandson born three years ago.
Goal: To increase our retirement income every year by 6-16% primarily through dividend growth investing using David Fish's CCC monthly spreadsheets, plus other income producing investing. 2014 investment income was $21,822, up 23.6% from 2013. Really surpassed my goal. Delivered at $24,000 in 2015.
My wife and I don't need this income to meet our basic expenses. My pension is our stand-in for bonds. We let this income just grow by selective reinvesting and we spend it by transferring shares to our 7 grandchildren's UTMA educational accounts and for foreign travel. We also save cash in a short term bond ETF for emergency needs, house and car maintenance. To do this, I have removed most automatic reinvesting in our joint taxable portfolio, stocks from which I periodically transfer shares to my grandchildren. My IRA and Roth IRA accounts plus my wife's Roth IRA will remain on automatic reinvestment. Current portfolio is below.
No formal training in finances or security analysis. Been an investor for 52 years, most aggressively since early 1999. Current Portfolio: Spend considerable amount of time managing and fine tuning our portfolios, which now consist of 42 dividend growth stocks, 3 closed-end funds, 3 ETFs, 4 REITs, 9 other stocks, for a total of 61 positions [down from 102], and 0 bonds. 42 of these are CCC stocks. My aim is to hold no more than 50 positions.
Utilities: AEP, CMS, D, SCG, SO (limit order now in for WEC)
REITs: O, OHI, CLDT
Consumer Staples: ADM, KO, KHC, MDLZ, NESTLE, PEP, PG, SYY, WMT
Tobacco: MO, PM, RAI
Consumer Discretionary: HAS, MCD, SBUX, TGT
Telecom: T, VOD, VZ
Financials: AFL, TRV
Business Development Companies: PSEC (selling about 75% of PSEC). .
Energy: BP, CVX, KMI, XOM
Health: ABT, ABBV, GILD, GSK, JNJ, MDT, MRK, NVS, PFE
Industrials: CAT, EMR, GE, NSC
Technology: AAPL, CSCO, GOOG, GOOGL, INTC, MSFT
ETFs: DVY, SCPB (for income on cash)
CEFs: KED, MGU, TYG (selling all of these).
My principle Seeking Alpha mentors are: Chowder, David Fish, and Chuck Carnevale, plus several others in specialty fields like REITS, MLPs, and Business Development Companies (BDCs).
In my opinion, the best writers in this dividend growth investment area are Chowder and Mike Nadel, who started in the DGI strategy about the same time I did; Mike learns faster.
My 25+ year professional career is managing information technology in the industrial manufacturing space. I am a relative new to the investing world and by no means an expert. I am just an amateur trader working to fine tune my skills to some day match the professionals.
My investing style is closer to swing trading than long term investing. However my equity targets are generally robust enough for both styles.
The ideas presented on Seeking Alpha are part of my ongoing quest to find better and better screens and investing ideas. I welcome your comments and hope we can learn and prosper together.
I worked in New York's financial sector for almost exactly 20 years, mostly as a healthcare analyst (drugs, biotech, and medical devices), but also as an assistant research director, portfolio manager, and options strategist. My last formal job had me in charge of Value Line's premium priced "Select" and "Special Situation" products. The former highlights the company's top stock pick of each month and the latter introduces relatively small companies. I quit that job in June, 2009 for reasons that a dozen or so confidentiality agreements preclude my discussing. In September of that year, I launched 3DimensionalResearch.com (3DR), which allows me to continue doing what I was doing previously.
I am a strong believer in maximum transparency, in both personal and business relationships. So, in that vein:
A google search will show that my former employer sued 3DR and me in November, 2009 for copyright infringement, hot news misappropriations, and the proverbial kitchen sink. Although a search won't show this, unfortunately, I represented myself in a federal courtroom in December and, in accordance with the judge's instructions, the case was settled in a matter of minutes.
Additional Disclosure: 3DR has been a financial failure thus far, in terms of getting subscribers. I detest marketing and few people want to pay for information anymore, least of all from a no-name website. That said, the vast majority of my recommendations have done very well and my personal portfolio is doing extraordinarily well (65.5% in 2013) since I tend to follow most of my own recommendations, the "event driven special situations," in particular.
A fund manager who cut his cloth in Schroders London. He joined Coronation South Africa in 1998, running the Smaller Companies Fund which had the best 5-yr record in the sector during his tenure. In 2005 he left Coronation to pursue his passion in writing (and invest without constraints). He recently completed his first novel, a financial thriller called "White Man's Numbers" which can be purchased from Lulu.com and Amazon. Highly acclaimed, See excerpt and reviews on website link below.
Long time trader in the $ilver market and the physical market. Hold many $ilver producers and maple leafs as well as junk $ilver and eagles. $ilver and gold converter. Try to convert as much as I can get away with.
I am a licensed registered rep with an active 7, and 63 that is clean.
My track record in sales spans the last 6 years of my life as a sales professional. I am a licensed registered representative with a series 7 and 63 financial securities license, so you can see I do poses the intelligent brain awareness o further enhance my skills for this position.
I have proven abilities in selling strategy, product launch, and increasing profit margins with new and existing markets in huge percentages. I am a skilled communicator and I have great negotiation skills.
Malcolm holds a MSc in Geology and has 13 years of experience spanning the resource and investment industries. He started his career as a geoscientist at PanCanadian Petroleum (now EnCana) before transitioning into the investment industry as an international energy research analyst at Wellington West Capital Markets. Before joining Hydra Capital, Malcolm was a Vice President at K2 & Associates Investment Management where he focused on the energy and materials sectors.