"In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way." -Master Yoda
I am a partner in an enterprise software implementation and business consulting firm, and previously worked as a senior associate in a large tax, audit, and consulting organization. I have an extensive professional background in the technology, retail and hospitality industries. I have been investing for over 20 years with the primary goals of a comfortable early retirement and philanthropic endeavors.
Mr. A. Paul Gill has been the CEO of Lomiko Metals Inc. TSXV: LMR, OTC: LMRMF since June 2009 and CEO of Lomiko Technologies private) since 2014. Mr. Gill developed significant experience in the strategic development of resource companies such as Norsemont Mining,Inc. (Bought by HudBay Minerals for $ 512 million). He has held the positions of President, Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Vice-President of Business Development of Norsemont Mining Inc. and served as a co-founding director. Mr. Gill has been a Consultant of AJS Management private) since March, 2001 and a Director with Graphene 3D Lab TSXV: GGG, OTC: GPHBF, Graphene ESD and Epic Mining Corp.
I am not a expert when it comes to investing so I pretty much buy stocks that are recommended by others. I have been buying and selling stocks for about 20 years now in my retirement accounts as my non tax deferred accounts. I mainly look for dividend and growth stocks. I have done well over the years buying and holding blue chip stocks. I do some swing trades from time to time to optimize the overall yield of my portfolios. It never hurts to take a profit. I like to read what others are doing especially the "experts". ..
For the past 5-10 years I have been investing in MUNI bonds as well as MUNI CEF's with cash held outside of my 401k. I like TAX FREE investments that yield around 6-8%. For me this makes more sense than holding stocks. .
I started a home based hobby business making signs and games for when I retire. One of my hand made games is featured on my avatar. I figure if the market isn't nice to me I will always have a nice income stream doing what I like to do. Woodworking.
Tales From The Future (tftf). I picked my nickname because many advisors and investors claim they can predict the future of the (stock) markets and somehow pick the winners. I don't. I usually do not engage in short-term trading and myopic analysis (quarter by quarter, without looking at the big picture). I like to work with long-term scenarios with a focus on possible disruptions in the technology and energy sectors. I look into value and contrarian ideas as well as emerging technologies and growth stocks worldwide, both on the long and short side. I also like to discuss the influence of monetary policy on global stock markets. I am fiercely independent in my investment research and therefore use the image of a lone Ninja. This influenced my investment principles for the past 20+ years: Pick your targets with patience. Do your OWN diligence. Never follow the herd blindly: 'Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.' General Sector Focus: Technology/Internet, Value, Disruptors, Energy/Alt Energy, Entertainment Stocks and Monetary Policy/Geopolitics. Geographical Focus: USA, Western Europe, Japan. Sector 'Halo' Focus Stocks: AAPL, TSLA... PS: Not a native English speaker. I apologize in advance for any typos and grammatical errors.
Retired for 7 years, AAPL Long for 15+ years. All trust and IRA accounts for my wife and myself are 100% invested in AAPL and have been for the past 10-12 years.
Thanks to Apple restarting the dividend program in August of 2012, our current yearly AAPL dividends > 3.8X(my pension+wife's pension+my Social Security). In the 4 years that Apple has been paying dividends, that's amounted to a total of $1,422,938.17.
The only AAPL shares we sell are to meet RMD requirements of my IRAs or for travel, etc.
Note: The photo was taken a few years ago (late '40's)
Friedrich is the name given to our algorithm for analyzing companies that trade on the global stock markets. In creating Friedrich we concentrated on analyzing each company’s Main Street operations through various established ratios, along with our own unique ratios that we developed over the last 30 years. What we came up with is a final "Main Street" price per share based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), which is a framework of accounting standards, rules and procedures defined by the professional accounting industry, which has been adopted by nearly all publicly traded U.S. companies. We feel that our Main Street price result is what each company would need to trade at in order to be attractive to a businessperson on Main Street looking to buy at a bargain.
Since the only constant in the universe is change, the results for each company fluctuate by varying degrees. No company is an island unto itself, but each operates in a world of constant change and at times in areas where Chaos is the norm. By analyzing a company’s Main Street operations over time, Friedrich is able to give the potential investor a decade long analysis (opinion) as well as offering a Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) analysis (opinion), as well. Thus our readers will not only get as close to a real time view of operations on Main Street as is possible, but then can measure the consistency of the company’s operations over time to determine if s/he should invest or not.
Through our Friedrich algorithm we can analyze ten years of Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Cash Flow Statement data for each company all at once and generate one final result in seconds. Friedrich was designed to be ultra-conservative and thus will cut zero slack to any company under analysis and will do so with zero emotion. Companies must be exceptional in order to get an attractive Main Street valuation and the ideal investments according to our backtesting are the ones that have been consistent over time.
By being so ultra conservative Friedrich is designed to identify bargains that Wall Street investors may have overlooked. Companies shares may trade on the stock market but the companies themselves operate on Main Street, so Friedrich is designed to generate a Main Street price per share first and only then does he go to Wall Street and see the price for which Benjamin Graham’s “Mr. Market” is offering the shares.
Just another unsophisticated retail investor. Goal: absorb some alpha rays by learning from the smart people that hang out here, and to share what little I know. My investment interests are retirement, retirement, retirement, income, value, momentum, dividend growth, merger-arb, and any other strategy that I can get my head around. (Did I mention retirement?) I also play bass, write code and an occasional short story. My wife and I and enjoy kayaking, camping and other outdoor pursuits down here in South Florida.
A mid -life investor , investing in stocks since October 2014, in Taxable, and 401ks. DGI remains the core, with ever larger forays into Income Growth/High Yield Rental Real Estate, Smaller Local Bank plays CURRENT HOLDINGS: Banks : Canadian: BNS BMO CM TD RY Australian : ANZBY NABZY WBK HSBC Insurance : AEG AFL BCRH TRV Money Managers: BEN ROW Alternatives: BX Reits: Healthcare: HCP OHI VTR SBRA MPW SNH Triple Nets: O WPC LXP CORR SRC Industrial: STAG DLR Apartments: IRT WSR GOV Canadian REITs : Integrated: Artis Retrocom Northern Property BTB Office- Dream-Office, Dream Global Cominar Industrial- Dream industrial Hospitality: American Hotel income Properties Temple Hotels Healthcare: Northwest , Medical Facilities ( DR.UN) Real Estate Services: BRE Utilities : SO NGG PPL D BUI DPG UTF mREITs : MORL, REM, EFC, AI NRZ Commerical mREITs: STWD BXMT BDC: HTGC BDCL Healthcare: AZN ABBV AMGN BAX BXLT CELG GILD GSK JNJ Integrated Oil: BP CVX OXY RDS-B STO TOT XOM MLPs: MLPL AMZA KMI OKE WMB SE Upstream : VNR LNCO MEMP COP Midstream: EPD ETP OKS Downstream: NTI CVRR CLMT Misc. MLPs : ARLP CCLP HCLP UAN Oil filed Services : HP NOV ESV SDRL NADL Canadian Oils: PGH CPG SU HSE Canadian Midstreams: ENB IPL PBA VET Agriculture: AGGZM CEFs : CEFL DVHL Equity: JGV AOD Option/ROC CEFs: BXMX DIAX QQQX ETY Floating Rate: EFF PFN Real Estate : IGR PGZ AWP Fixed Income : PCI Utilities/Infrastructure BUI UTF DPG IFN Preferreds: JPS JPC DFP Microcaps: RVT Healthcare: THQ GRX Option/ROC CEFs : JGV, DIAX, BXMX, QQQX, ETY TAL, TGH Technology: AAPL MSFT QCOM HTGC INTC STK Transports: CHRW GBX Rails: CNI NSC UNP Shipping /LNG: DLNG CPLP GMLP SFL NMM KNOP Containers: TAL TGH SSW Retail: TJX WFM WMT COST Infrastructure: BIP BEP INF Industrials: CAT CMI DOV EMR GE MMM BA LMT Commodities: BBL SOUHY POT Consumer/Discretionary : PM KO PEP PG UL GIS HSY NSRGY KHZ DIS NKE MCD YUM MAT HAS LVS DEO Telecoms: T VZ BCE Small caps : STB TIS JMP FXL.AX ETFs: SDIV DWX Muni CEFs: BTA VKQ VGM NQM NIO MHI Misc: AGNC-B