Retired at 56 in 1993. Worked for 34 years, planning on stretching my retirement out to 34 years as well. Old picture - lost 100 lbs since that was taken. Part-time investor now. 80% of our liquid assets in Roth accounts, and half of those in preferred stocks. Still get excited about some investments - latest two - Brookfield Asset Management, (and 3 of their LPs), and Newtek. Getting interested in options - slowly. Only educating myself now - when I'm comfortable I'll start paper trading. Another update - Anne and I just celebrated 61st anniversary of the day we met - I was the patient, she the nurse. Raised 8 daughters - lots of interesting times. More of the same now with 19, thus far, in the next generation.
Demonstrated success is the one outstanding fact which justifies confidence in the outlook for any particular business, and thus the investor will always, as a first test for an industry security, carefully consider the results already obtained. John Moody
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I have studied to ply my trade in finance with a bachelors in accounting. In 2014, I developed an app to access corporate disclosure materials at the SEC. My grandparent’s home was filled with valuing investing paraphernalia and, naturally, I became interested in the stock market.
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Husband I both retired although it was more recent for my husband who retired from a major oil company. My background is in criminal justice. Our portfolio is in stock from this oil company which has performed quite well for us until recently. Times are getting scary now with this recent hit across the board it appears in the stock market. We need advice.....and fast.
I spent 31 years working in Finance for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of GA, finishing my career as CFO for the last 7 years. As part of my job, I was responsible for a portfolio of over $500 million which was contracted to outside professional managers. In addition, I directly managed a $100 million bond portfolio for our HMO subsidiary. Personally, I have been investing in stocks and buying and selling options for over 40 years. I managed my own retirement funds and still have more money than I had when I retired 11 years ago. I mostly give credit to that for keeping at least 10% of my investments in gold related investments(some stocks, gold mutual funds and Central Fund of Canada (CEF). I am currently about 50%in cash, as I consider all areas of the markets to be over valued and am going to wait for that inevitable correction, however long it takes.
Recently retired CFO and Acting CEO. Background also includes small business consulting, investment banking, strategic and financial planning, managing a lighting company, and bank, commercial lending officer. MBA in finance including security analysis.