I am a Long term investor attempting to create an income stream for retirement. I focus on dividend growth investing.
I am a Clinical Laboratory Scientist with over 20 years experience in clinical labs. I went back to school and obtained a business degree. I now work in healthcare IT focused on R&D.
Focused on upcoming retirement (5-8 years from now). Seeking a portfolio balance of stable dividend growth stocks and capital growth potential stocks. Background: Insurance Underwriter (Property and Liability) and University Risk Manager.
Health Care: JNJ, CAH, MDT, STK, PDCO
Consumer Staples: MO, CVS, KHC, HRL
Consumer Disc: DPZ, MNST, STZ, SBUX, KO, MCD
Tech: GOOGL, AMZN, FB, MSFT, CSCO
Industrial Cyclical: LMT, RTN, BA
Home Building: HD, LOW
Financial: V, MC
Utilities/Telecom: D, VZ, T
Does the company produce Cash consistently ?Does the company have a sound strategy to scale its Cash-producing Engine ?How efficiently does Management execute towards the strategy ?
Operating Financials.Business Analysis.
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I am a young individual investor with technological and financial background (MSc Aerospace, MSc Finance). I work for a leading technological company and manage my own capital.
My greatest influences: Warren Buffett and Philip Fisher. I invest for the long term in superior businesses managed by outstanding individuals and selling at a reasonable price. Think big, think long term and buy the business, not the stock.
As of February 2015, I am long TSLA, NVDA, AAPL, SEDG, PANW, SCTY, PYPL, AL and GILD.
Past portfolio returns (US stocks, dividend payments included):
* 2015: +22.9%.
* 2014: +4.7%.
I am a so called "retail investor" trying to save enough for retirement and trying to get smart about investing. My nest egg is small by anyone's estimate but I have to make it grow so when I retire in 6-8 years it will be a big part of what we live on.
I work for Google where I am trying to productize Big Data. But, I love investing as there is no better business education than reading a 10K! I am a Class of 2012 MBA from Tuck School of Business @ Dartmouth, and a Class of 2003 Masters in Computer Science & Engineering from Arizona State University. I have experience working in technology, investment banking, insurance, and e-Commerce. I like to approach an idea top-down first. A trend will catch my eye, and then I start peeling it down one layer at a time until it makes complete sense to me. Recently, I heard a very good quote from Kyle Bass. He said "Return of capital is more important than return on capital". In these interesting times, I couldn't agree with him more. I use this philosophy when making my investing decisions.
MD in NC who started my own personal individual stock portfolio after losing thousands in a company mutual fund during the stock market crash in 2008-2009. Got back in in 2010. Still reading, listening and learning....and growing my portfolio.