Self-directed private investor. Formerly a executive in a public company with a background in finance. My focus is dividend growth investing and the purpose is to create and maintain a growing cash flow to pay my living expenses.
I have been a software engineer developing various types of computer programs for more than 25 years in many different fields. I have been investing 401(k) funds in various mutual funds for close to 20 years and started investing outside of my retirement account a little over 10 years ago.
I used to follow a value oriented strategy, but after I saw how that faired in the financial crisis, I began to switch over to a more income based approach. I have switched my portfolio to a DGI strategy.
One of my most profitable picks turned out to be Freddie Mac, which I originally chose because I liked the dividend and because I once worked there. When it first ran into problems I increased my holdings because it still looked like a good value to me. I eventually managed to buy several thousand shares at a cost of $0.50 (I knew that was a good value) and eventually exited the stock at a price that was $5 a share above my average share cost.
My biggest miss was when I sold out my 100 shares of Apple shortly after Steve Jobs returned but before he had done much to improve the companies outlook.
My holdings incude :
ABBV CL CMI CVX DLR EMR LTC
F GIS HTA INTC JNJ KMI KO KHZ
LMT MCD MO MPW MSFT O OHI PG T
VGR WEC WMT WPC
carefully investing but more often investigating; have had 6 decades of remembered losses in both public markets and private placements. Still a board member of a nonprofit and still holding shares in companies seeded long ago but not yet having reached their investor exits. Trying to be thoughtful about investments and enjoying the experience. Becoming less current all the time, likely finding me to be a doddering old fuddy duddy for anyone reading what I post here.
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.
An independent investor. At age 56, I retired in 2015 and I'm looking forward to what lies ahead. After 34 years of working for a global Dividend Aristocrat and traveling internationally for the last 15 years, I now have the time to do the things I want to do on my schedule. From an investment standpoint I have been navigating the maze of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds for over 30 years and during that time I have learned a lot. Generally, it's been a good ride, and hopefully I have learned from my mistakes. I am currently focused on transitioning my existing stock portfolio to build out a DGI portfolio which will provide additional income in retirement. Current stock positions include: T, JNJ, GILD, MMM, BAC, USB, C, CMI, O, MBLY, PG, HD, XOM, AZO, BX, UNH, V, SWN, MO, GE, and FAST.
I am a just a regular recently retired guy. My occupation was not associated with the investment world. My investment theory is that by executing my own trades, if I earn what I would have paid in commission then my trade is a success. I have learned that the buy decision is easier than the sell decision; that emotions overwhelm decisions to sell, paricularly in the face of loss; that professional investors know more than the individual investor; that the "quants" of the world have bankrupt the American Republic; and that one pays for every lesson learned and usually the learning comes from loss. I have also learned that government is woefully inadequate to protect the public.
I have futher learned that those who present "any" investment described as a "complex" trading maneuver devised by the "few" who understand intrictate relationships of various parts of the market are thieves.
Buy stock of companyies that make or own things that others use; that have a history of earnings growh, low debt to equity ratio and a history of dividend growh.
I view dividends as a mirror of the ability of company's management to deploy resources to produce earnings. Executive compensation must be aligned with shareholders interest.
I am a busy surgeon with a particular interest in personal finance and investing. My father, a retired financial advisor, taught me discipline and the power of dividends and compound interest. I do not feel it is necessary to employ expensive, self-motivated brokers or managers to invest one's money.
Retiree. 38 years of amateur investment experience. No professional education or experience in finance or economics. Educated mostly in political science (Ph.D., 1974), which has produced no measurable impact on my income or understanding. My primary interests (as an investor) are related to strategies for dealing with risk and uncertainty.
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
An individual investor focused on preservation of capital and generating dividend income. My strategy is to invest in quality, dividend paying companies, with simple business models, and, a long track record of increasing dividends. Like Nick Murray, I'm a believer in diversification, but not in asset allocation. I'm long 100% equities, all the time. I can live with any amount of volatility if I'm in quality companies. Since I live off dividends, the prices at any particular moment don't rattle me.
David Fish's CCC list is my primary watch list. The quality of the business model (simplicity, tenure), earnings track record and valuation are key principles in my book. Free cash flows and payout ratios are very important metrics.
When I first started investing in 1990, I gravitated to DGI - a book called "dividends don't lie" influenced me. I did not have a single losing position in 10 years. Then, I learned an expensive lesson in 2002 (60% loss of net worth at that time) when I lost my way and got into momentum/technology stocks. I lost track of understanding WHAT I was buying and HOW the company made it's money. I will never deviate from buying quality companies that have a long track record of paying dividends, at value, since I paid a high price to gain that knowledge.
A critical insight -- it is better to pay a fair price for an excellent company than an excellent price for a fair company (Buffett). I buy companies that I'd buy more of if prices were to drop. A second one, is to have a long term orientation (Klarman). In other words, buy and hold, allow compounding to work, and try not to "market time". SA DGI leaders such as Chuck Carnevale, Chowder, David Fish, David Van Knapp, Tim McAleenan, Part Time investor, Sure Dividend and several others have influenced my thinking.
It is not an exaggeration to say that SA has impacted my life. I'm a first generation American, and am very grateful for the opportunities provided by my adopted country.
35 companies make up 72% of my portfolio. In descending order of size - Proctor & Gamble,Johnson & Johnson,Verizon,Cocal-Cola, AT&T,United Technologies,Exxon Mobil,Diageo.Kimberly-Clark,Hershey, Kraft Heinz
McDonalds Pepsico Unilever Chevron Wal-Mart Emerson Electric International Business Machines Phillip Morris Cummins General Electric
Nestle Disney Microsoft Cisco 3M Helmerich Payne GENERAL MILLS United Parcel Service QUALCOMM W P CAREY Wells Fargo Archer Daniels Midland Oracle Apple. All but three are rated as narrow or wide moats.
The other holdings are mini-ETFs (for example, 11 REITS that I treat as 1 diversified company).
The remainder, ~14 companies, (examples include: Ambev, CAT, DE, DVN, MUR, MRO) are ones I will slowly sell of and re-invest into my core holdings.
As of May 1, 2016 (aged 57 years) I have retired and live off my dividends.
High Quality, Dividend Growths Stocks with a minimum Yield of 3.00 %.
Rather rarely Stocks with higher growth and low Dividend Yield.
Time horizont: Longterm >20 years
Current holdings: MO, PM, NSRGY, PG, UL, KO, BUD, DEO, GIS, JNJ, XOM, CVX, RDS.A, MCD, T, VZ, VOD, GSK, QCOM, SAP, O, NGG, SO, GE, SIEGY, MA, V, SBUX *****
I´m 45 years young and dividends are 60 % of my monthly disposable income. The other 40% is coming from propery rentals. I have no working income and no pension. It is only sometimes possible to reinvest my dividend because usually I need them for covering living costs.
My financial situation is similar with retired people when they are very much dependend on the dividends for covering living costs.
good luck to you all!
Ex-pat living and working in the Asia-Pacific region since 1999. I have travelled from Saipan to the Maldives and most countries in between which may have contributed to giving me a different perspective compared to some. 10-15 years from harvesting phase, but have the added complexity of a single-income household with a wonderful young family (pre-school). I have an aggressive savings plan and selectively plow savings and dividends into “best value” stocks roughly each month. Mainly a DGI investor, but have a few growth stocks and a very small speculative portion. Core positions include: RDS.B, T, JNJ, PG, KO, AAPL, ANZBY, FTS.TO, BCE.TO, CHL, XOM, BA, NVO, GIS, KHC, VZ, TD.TO, LMT, CL, RY, ABBV, UL, OHI, O, INTC, MO, SO, D, MMM, HNP, SBUX, UNP