Long-time lurker; hunt and peck typist; helped my uncle look for stock market buys in Cleveland [OH] Plain-Dealer in 1936. WWII veteran. Graduate U of Akron "42 in Economics. 65 year career as Ohio real estate broker. Presently 'confined' to an assisted living community in Lansing MI and enjoying the pleasure Seeking Alpha affords me each week as I look forward to my 94th birthday next month.
I suspect that most dividend investors are conservative by nature. I am. I don't believe I have any special talent or gift for trading, a crystal ball, or any access to insider information. Consequently, I have little expectation of prospering by consistently buying low and selling high. In fact, prior to becoming a dividend investor, my trading history boasted the opposite, buying high and selling low. Tis sad but true, over those years, I'd given more to the market than I'd taken from it. However, that's yesterday's news, and of no real interest. Of importance is that I'm patient, analytical, organized, pretty good at math, and always looking for that angle, strategy, or edge to help guarantee my continued market success. My book, The Dividend Investor's Guide, details my history, education and growth as a dividend investor and the lessons I learned along the way. It details an effective and safe overall investing philosophy, along with a discussion of several proven trading strategies designed to enhance one's portfolio's income and dividend yield.