My name is Ron Smith, I am 65 years old and have been retired from a community college for three years. My portfolio AAPL APU AVA BCE CLX D DLR EMR GIS, JNJ KO KHC LMT LNT O OHI PAYX PG SO SE T TGT UL VER VTR WEC
I am an engineer who has worked for the government and in the private sector. While working for the government, I did technology planning and strategic planning on an agency level.
I am best characterized as a dividend growth investor. Instead of looking at number of years of dividend increases, I look at the 5 year dividend growth rate.
My portfolio is as follows:
Normal Positions (Full Weight): AEP, AVB, CPT, CSX, EMR, FLO, GIS, JNJ, MAA, MMM, NSC, OMI, PG, PKG, T, VZ, SO, UDR, UNP, WEC, XEL
Higher Risk Positions (Half Weight): CSCO, DLR, INTC, MRK, O, ORI, PFE, PSA, TGT
Retiree. 39 years of amateur investment experience. No professional education or experience in finance or economics. Educated mostly in political science (Ph.D., 1974), which has produced no measurable impact on my income or understanding. My primary interests (as an investor) are related to strategies for dealing with risk and uncertainty.
"Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it." Prov. 13:11 (ESV)
Disclosure: my current DGI portfolio is a work-in-progress and includes AAPL, ABT, AVA, CAH, CBRL, CMI, CSCO, CVX, D, DLR, EMR, GILD, GIS, HD, HP, HRL, JNJ, KMB, KMI, KO, LMT, LOW, MCD, MDT, MMM, MO, NEE, O, OHI, PEP, PFE, PG, PM, PSX, SBUX, SO, T, TGT, UL, UNP, UTX, V, VFC, VZ, WEC, WFC, WPC, WTR, XEL and XOM.