70 yr old ex stockbroker and industrialist living in the Med. Once CEO of 20 listed companies. Have lived worldwide inc the US. Made a fortune by 30 in reorganising underutilised asset companies. Sarted video rental in UK. Stood for Parliament in the 70's. Got burned putting the Net on TV in '96 ahead of Microsoft. Looking for upside in mobile app stocks. International major brand stocks as currency/inflation hedges.
RE attorney retired. Now receive more interest income than dividends. Began investing in 1970s with RE, bonds and preferred stocks; shifting to dividend stocks in 2010, 11 & 12. No mutual funds. No longer use options. Average 1 hours/day researching (reading SA) where ever I am unless market is active ... then more. Enjoy other hobbies more than investing, but personal management is critical. I am envious of all you young DGIers because of the opportunities out there and your ability to access them via the internet, and evaluate them via your computers. Ever do a spreadsheet in pencil?
I and my wife own and operate a popular seasonal pet friendly waterfront cottage resort in Northern Ontario Canada in the summer called Sunny Point Resort, Cottages & Inn. In the winter we become the tourists at our Fort Myers villa.
Up until 2011 we owned 10 properties with 37 apartments and a Val-Pak advertising franchise for 25 years until 2008.
My business experience is similar to how I invest. I buy quality names for income. Appreciation happens. When the market values decline, my rents from good quality screened tenants always came in and when business conditions suffered my vast array of clients and premium advertising product continued to generate excellent income while inferior advertising businesses failed and declined.
I eliminated financial planners when I figured out that 1, the returns they generated were substandard, that 2, as one accumulates more and more money there are less "professionals" to give sound advice and 3, I realized after reading Josh Peters The Ultimate Dividend Investors Handbook that he was buying and holding stocks like I was buying and managing my apartments.
Novice investor just getting started like the idea of owning gold but find silver more affordable and a better use for bartering. Looking to move 457 contributions to a investment vehicle that will keep up with hyper-inflation. Not sure of timetables but feel the sooner the better. Looking for ways to keep uncle sugar from taxing our hard earned cash that has taken over 30 years to accumulate. Need some help in determining which way is best? thanks
I am an ex-hedge fund manager and analyst. I have extensive experience in global macro investing with a focus on Turkey.
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The Mole (pseudonym) is a man in the know. I don't trade for a living, but instead work for a well-known Irish institution, heading a desk that regularly trades over €100 million a day. I aim to provide top quality, up-to-date and relevant market news and data, so that traders can make more informed decisions.
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70 yr old ex stockbroker and industrialist living in the Med.
Once CEO of 20 listed companies. Have lived worldwide inc the US.
Made a fortune by 30 in reorganising underutilised asset companies.
Sarted video rental in UK. Stood for Parliament in the 70's.
Got burned putting the Net on TV in '96 ahead of Microsoft.
Looking for upside in mobile app stocks.
International major brand stocks as currency/inflation hedges.