Now retired. I was a Health and Physical Education Major(College of New Jersey) and a USN Vietnam Veteran 1968-69. I have been investing in equities since 2004 and have found that I have had much more success without a broker's "help". My philosophy is "it's your money, put it to work yourself". I consider investing a hobby as much as a way to build a nestegg. It is a great way to pass time and learn about the companies that make the world go round.
I'm a retired electrical engineer and adjunct professor of math and engineering. I am also working on an engineering book.
I have been investing for over 30 years, starting off with stock index funds, bond funds, and stable value funds and later migrating in part to dividend paying stalwarts as retirement approached. I typically use a "buy and hold" strategy with an eye on the long-term.
I am a member of the "Apple cult" so until it is proven otherwise that Apple is not a great company that develops and sells great products that people love I will continue to buy their products and own their stock.
Mostly retired 67yo married with 2 grown children who have successful careers. First career was military, followed (after more education courtesy of uncle Sam) by a career in health care. I still do occasional consulting to keep my brain working. My retirement is self funded and invested conservatively. My goal is to decrease my fixed income investments and increase my DGI holdings for a better chance for portfolio survivability.
I am an individual investor who has been investing for over 35 years. As a conservative investor, I prefer to invest in dividend paying stocks. The bulk of my portfolio is in energy related securities. However, in the past year or so, I have established a core position in Fidelity Spartan Index Funds and will continue to build that position to "simplify" investments as I get older. I had the honor to serve in the US Army for 32 years (acitve and reserve service) from which I retired in 2006. My wife and I live in the San Antonio area but love to travel to the Pacific Northwest to visit friends and family there.
Semi-retired. MBA from Wharton graduate school. expert in turnaround, over 45 years of International senior management experience, active in trading stocks, options for over 30 years, member of the Chairman's circle of Oxford Club, trade using Interactive brokers, Oprionsxpress and scottrade..Active in trade in the Egyptian stock market. have a legal entity in Egypt. looking for coop and investors for developing solar energy projects and 3d printing business in MENA area.
Jeff Diercks, is an investapreneur and recovering CPA. He actively trades his own money and manages the assets of a select group of clients at InTrust Advisors, a Tampa, Florida based wealth management firm focused on trend following and price momentum strategies utilizing ETF securities.
Mr. Diercks is also the managing member of Stock-Signal.com, which provides its subscribers with trend following buy and sell signals on a select group of broad market indexes.
Mr. Diercks has worked with discretionary and non-discretionary investment accounts for over a fifteen years and has overseen all aspects of InTrust's and Stock-Signal's investment processes. Additionally, he has over twenty years of experience working with wealthy individuals and families in both business and financial consulting roles.
I spent many years as an executive in corporate America, but I have always been an investor focused on long term investment in promising small cap companies. Now I spend most of my time reading about stocks and investing in small cap companies