Company President, publisher of online workplace training. Over the past 40 have headed a CPA firm, founded an early-tech business services enterprise, acquired and ran a software company, and founded my current business in the Software as a Service space.
I love tech, and I'm usually overweight in tech stocks. I frequently take options positions, again usually in tech stocks. I need to stay abreast of technology for my business so I'm comfortable with my lack of portfolio diversification; maybe a little too comfortable.
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 > 3.96X(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 $1,525,849.96.
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)
I am an independent investor nearing retirement age. I have some expertise in biotech and generally avoid it. I prefer index ETFs, using options to reduce risk. I also trade stock options, favoring combinations that can work regardless of the direction of the underlying stock.
Yesterday as I walked across a wide manhole cover, I noticed these large letters, stamped in iron: "SANITARY SEWER." This was reassuring because I often walk this way without looking down, and I would hate to fall into the unsanitary kind. There should be a moral here, probably this: If you don't think you'll ever fall into a sewer, and if you think it will be sanitary because management said so, then think again. Manage your risk.
I'm an individual investor based in the UK. My background is computer programming and IT hardware support. Since 2002 I've been concentrating on options and stock trading in the semiconductor world.
I was introduced with computer in 9x decade. Since then I always strive to apply IT to improve works around me.
I am working in a manufacturing company. I have experience in programming, networking, and system administration. I enjoy reading and sometime writing.
I've worked in aerospace and industrial process businesses for over 30 years with roles in Sales and Operational Planning, Business Intelligence, Competitive Intelligence, Business Development and Information Systems. This perspective I think has provided me some insight into operations and cash flow management of successful manufacturing businesses. A while back I helped start up an investment group of individual investors formed on the basis of friendship and a mutual desire to study the inner workings of successful corporations ... and to make money. I plan on writing periodically on small group investing and hopefully contribute some knowledge and analysis on some of the multi-national industrials for long term investing.