I actively pursue passive investment income and passively pursue active self-employment income. My interests in investing are entirely centered around creating and growing a source of income.
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.
I am an individual investor nearing retirement (within the next 10 years). My portfolio is diversified among a 401k, an IRA, and a retail trading account.
I manage my 401k by tactically rotating between a varying mix of stock and bond mutual funds using momentum and trend-following strategies..
My IRA is managed by an outside firm who maintains it in a balance of dividend-paying stocks and ETFs, with an overlay of covered-call strategies. A portion is also maintained in cash to take advantages of opportunities as they arise.
I manage my retail trading account trading options based on overall market volatility using underlying vehicles such as VIX, VXX, XIV, and SVXY.
A 60's something guy just trying to store up nuts for the future.
Some of the nuts I like best are REITs and broad market ETFs with a few BDCs thrown in for flavor.
I am still in the collection phase, and have not yet started eating my stash.
I make my nest in the Midwest USA.
I am making plans for the future, but that is not my hope in life
I am an almost 40 year old investor with a long term perspective and a lot of patience. I mainly think about the future when investing in stocks. I do not care about what my selection of stocks will do next year, but what the result will be in 2040 or so. To paraphrase Warren Buffett: "You should only have stocks that you would feel comfortable having if the stock market closes up for 10 years." That means that I look for stocks that combine growth and value. It has been proven that the group of dividend initiators and fastest dividend growers outperforms the markets by far in the long run. So I mainly select stocks from this group, although I also select some non-dividend payers that I believe will grow out to great future value players. Hence: from Growth to Value. I appreciate your comments, because I believe I can still learn a lot from your feedback and I believe in the wisdom of crowds.
In a past life I was a newspaper reporter/editor before getting a real job in the investment business as a stock broker/financial planner/insurance broker in the early 80's. Spent the past 12 years working to develop a private Mortgage Investment Corporation (MIC), which is now the largest in terms of capital under management in Canada. Now semi-retired and managing a modest portfolio (which includes a fairly diverse selection of US mortgage REITs)
Quote: "It is well enough that people of our American nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."
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I actively pursue passive investment income and passively pursue active self-employment income.
My interests in investing are entirely centered around creating and growing a source of income.