I'm a part time investor very new to the market. I hold 1/3 of my portfolio in large cap growth names (safe) that I don't plan to sell soon, 1/3 in safe names with growth potential in short/medium term, and 1/3 in speculative play: biotech, and companies with good story but beaten by the market.
Recently retired from the information technology industry. Held numerous senior executive positions in hardware, software and service businesses. Primary industry/geo focus has been Financial Services in North America and Europe. Enjoy photography, golf, travel, climbing mountains, fitness and learning new things....but having said all that my family always comes first.
Couple of my favorite quotes...
"You have never really lived until you have done something for someone that can never repay
you." - Unknown
"Because in the end you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing
your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain." - Jack Kerouac
I have 3 kids under 10. We live debt free, own 2 used cars paid with cash and rent for $600/mo. I was tired of watching our Roth IRAs grow by %10 in 10 years in loaded mutual funds, while the S&P500 beat our Roths easily. With the help of Seeking Alpha authors I started buying stocks about 10 months ago. Up about %50 over all (+/- %10 in a given week due to high beta small cap growth stocks) Very excited about the opportunities ahead. So far I have done very well at picking stocks and timing my buy-ins. I need to learn when to sell. Any help or advice is welcome. I do this part time reading a few hours in the evening and on my phone at work. Thinking about doing this full-time.
I am an individual investor from Rhode Island. I trade moderately with a "long term focus", out of two Roth IRA accounts and a standard brokerage account. I also have a substantial 403b account with an aggressive mutual fund portfolio with Oppenheimer Funds. I generally only have one or two speculative micro cap stocks in my portfolio at any one time. The majority of my portfolio is generally large cap stocks that I dont need to follow on a daily basis.