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.
Engineer in my late-twenties. My long term goal is to have my investments outpace my salary. Wonderful companies without a shelf life greatly interest me. I favor old conglomerates with enduring competitive advantages in historically outperforming industries.
Portfolio: ABT, BCR, BDX, BF-B, BLK, BRK-B, DEO, DIS, ECL, HRL, JNJ, MDLZ, MMM, MO, PEP, PM, RAI, SHW, V, VFC, WFC
I have been a software engineer developing applications in various fields for nearly 30 years. I began investing in mutual funds for my 401(k) back in 1988.i started investing outside of my retirement account a little over 15 years ago. I used to follow a value oriented strategy, but after I saw how that worked less well than I liked during the financial crisis, I began to switch over to a more income based approach. I had always thought that dividends were important but didn't have a systematic way to evaluate stocks that paid them until I found SA and DGI. Starting around 2010, 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 include : ABBV CMI CVX DLR EMR LTC F GIS INTC JNJ KMI KO KHZ LMT MCD MO MSFT O OHI PG T VGR WEC XOM
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.