I'm a dividend growth investor but not in the sense that most investors would consider to be dividend growth stocks. I prefer owning companies that are still considered young growth stocks that are in the early stages of growing dividends. I would rather own a company like Costco over Wal-Mart, YUM over McDonalds or even a company like Monsanto or Post Holdings versus Kellogg or General Mills. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind sprinkling in companies like WMT, PG, GIS, K, and so on into my portfolio but only if they are selling at very, very, very cheap valuations. If those blue-chip stocks are not selling at a discount then I would just much rather stick with companies like YUM, COST, PM, MON, CVS, POST, ENR, etc. I don't mind paying up for the growth since I believe that I get more bang for my money in the long run versus overpaying for a blue-chip. Happy investing everyone.
I am a gentleman investor born in 1983.
I simply adore dividend stocks. I am attempting to turn my slave wages into dividend stocks so i can lie around and laugh like Warren Buffett.
I have been investing since 2000, when I caught the Buffett bug.
Always encouraging shareholders to remember that they are the boss. Studied investing since I was a child. Mowed lawns as a kid to earn money to buy stocks. Business degree in finance.
I am a retiree who enjoys investing Long-Term. I reside in California. My careers were as an announcer and a U.S. Postal Service clerk. I have stocks plus other investments. I try to be respectful. I look for investment opportunities that are not as well-known as others. If I read something that a Seeking Alpha contributor mentions and it looks attractive for my investment style, then I will buy it, and give credit to the writer. I am more of a support person than a contributor; at my age, I do not need the pressure of deadlines; trying to find solid investments is enough of a challenge. This Bio was edited September 4, 2012.
OK, it's now about three years after I first started lurking around SA and one year into my retirement. Thanks to getting heavily back into the market in 2009 and jumping into the world of high div and high div growth stocks (MLPs, REITs, BDCs, CEFs, and some of the 4+% big cap div growth stocks), I can afford a few speculative trades now and then.
My timing was perfect with early to mid 2009 as a major entry point for me for 90% of my portfolio. However, my speculative trades and channel trades have not worked out so well timing wise, but I keep these trades to 5-10% of the total investment portfolio.
Currently, working on techniques to minimize risks to income from investments while minimizing the time required to maintain the stocks in the portfolio. Investment income and a pension from a high-tech company are more than enough to support my wife and I at 57 and 62 years, respectively, and we've decided not to draw social security early.
I continue to think SA is one of the best avenues around for learning and sharing about investing, and encourage everyone to always do their own DD. May one day become a contributor.