Long investor who focuses on value, with a good dose of growth in the right sectors. My portfolio has gone from a very conservative DGI focus, to including the right growth which has helped me boost capital returns in balance. Investing is an individualistic sport, and a constant personal growth journey.. I'm very excited to just be getting started!
I am a 25 year old construction manager, investing small amounts of income since 2011. My main investing focus is large cap, blue chip staples that pay a healthy, increasing dividend, and have a long history of doing so. My strategy has always been to buy and hold great companies.
Going forward, i hope to increase my portfolio in size, and eventually have a steady monthly income from dividends being paid out by my holdings.
Portfolio Holdings: MCD, GE, JNJ, PG, VZ, MO, SIRI, CVX
Been interested in stock investing ever since early teens when I read "Beating the Street" by Peter Lynch. Invested in mutual funds throughout my teen years as I learned more about picking individual stocks. Started picking my own stocks recently after seeing little to no growth with my mutual funds and getting tired of the large expense fees. I focus on investing in large cap dividend growth stocks. Goal is to create a well diversified, dividend growth portfolio to be used to retire early.
I'm a dividend growth investor in my mid 30s. I invested in poorly performing mutual funds in my 20s, but in the last couple of years have transitioned towards equities. Although the bulk of my stocks produce income, I also invest in stocks which are more oriented towards capital appreciation. Since I switched to a more entrepreneurial career, I'm hoping to live off my current dividends until I can get a reliable income stream going again. Think of me as a young retiree!
24 year old focusing on dividend growth investing with some growth stocks sprinkled in!
Dividend growth: MA, ADM, OHI, O, KO, GE, F, SO, BP, T, VNR, MSFT, LVS, KRFT, BAC, TGT, PSEC
Growth: UA, SCTY, DDD, NBG, KORS, GTAT, ZGNX, BLDP, PLUG, YHOO
Independent retail investor. Interested mainly in acquiring solid DGI stocks for the long term, employing a smaller portion of funds to higher risk/yield securities. Occasionally employ options to enhance returns or manage risk.
Young rookie investor started mid 2012.
Studied refrigeration at an apprenticeship.
Currently employed with an international company in energy management.
Looking to grow income through research and word of mouth.
Light trader interested in dividend growth stocks. I own every S&P dividend aristocrat, and then some. The aristocrats form the foundation. I have ownership of more companies that I have placed on that foundation. I have several general rules about stocks. Rule #1: Do not buy a stock to sell it. Rule 2: Do not sell a stock you bought. Rule 3: If I am unsure if I should sell a stock, see Rules 1 & 2. Rule 4: If I really am going to sell a stock (fundamentals change, dividend frozen or cut, etc.,), then just sell it and do not look back. Rule 5: no foreign tax withholding (I do not want the money back later, I want it re-investing now, There are plenty of US and British dividend companies) and Rule 6: drip. drip. drip.
I try to carefully trade weekly & monthly stock options with expertise in mining companies & traditional manufacturers. Speak & write fluent Portuguese and speak good Spanish. Resided twice in Brazil and once on Guam Island. Employed at the same large foreign-owned Distribution Center the past 15 years & completely 100% Pro-NAFTA. Smart individual investing is the preferred solution to improving one's economic future, as opposed to vast & vague government handouts. Seeking Alpha is the #1 best financial blog because of honest opinions & superb organization.
* Wall Street motto: Panic first, ask questions later ... * The only perfect hedge is in a Japanese garden. * Never confuse brains with a bull market. * The market can stay irrational longer than most can stay solvent * Date cash flow/marry net worth I spent 34 years in the banking and financial markets in NYC. I held Series 7, 72, 63, and 24 Licenses. I know the fixed-income market well and enjoy investing in both bonds and equities. My undergrad degree is in economics, and I am proficient in the management of the Treasury function of banks and corporations.
"An investment portfolio is like a bar of soap; the more you handle it, the smaller it gets."
Polar Prospecting is a young financial professional working in the natural resources sector. Writing from Central and East Asia, he has a particular interest in energy and other hard assets.
Although he will occasionally uses options strategies, he prefers traditional equity investments in what he considers to be quality businesses with competent management. He subscribes to many of the tenets of value investing and prefers to invest in companies with a sustainable dividend-growth strategy.