I am 44 years old, married and reside in northeast Ohio with my wife and four children. I am an individual investor and am a big fan of Warren Buffett, Ben Graham, Jeremy Siegel and other value investors who have/had an eye on the long term. I am very interested in owning companies that will provide me with increasing dividend streams for years to come. My goal as a long term investor is to develop and live off of my dividend income stream without selling any shares of stock when I retire. I plan to leave my dividend generating holdings to my children when I die so they can continue the process of growing dividend streams.
Husband I both retired although it was more recent for my husband who retired from a major oil company. My background is in criminal justice. Our portfolio is in stock from this oil company which has performed quite well for us until recently. Times are getting scary now with this recent hit across the board it appears in the stock market. We need advice.....and fast.
private value investor from Europe/Germany. Looking for tax efficient long term investments in Europe and US beating the market. Thus likes insurance holdings.
Influenced by annual reports, shareholder letters (BRK, MKL etc.), Greenblatt, Siegel, O'Shaugnessy, Fisher, Buffett, Spier, Montier, Graham, Levermann, Browne, Thorp, Hagstrom, Pabrai, Antonacci
My stock portfolio is most about trying to capture tiny slices of ownership in the dominant publically traded companies in the world (in most sectors and industries) and not overpaying for that little piece of future earnings. I want to pay at most fair-valuation (although sometimes I try for bargain prices) as long the company appears solid and I think the company will be around 10 years and more. That is what I found produce the best total returns. I am mostly focussed on mature companies that pay dividends, but I do make exceptions, for leading companies in some industries - even if their dividend yield is low. I appreciate diversification and risk-management by not putting too much cash into each stock.
My portfolio has a spreadsheet on http://tiny.cc/tarkin
Small business owner and private investor. I am a buyer of high quality dividend stocks, with wide moats. I concentrate my portfolio on stocks that grow earnings with sustainable increasing dividends payments.
An independent (small) investor living in the state of Texas. Am over 65 but still work full time. I refer to my interest in the stock market as my night job. When asked what kind of job or what kind of work is that, I generally say, well, you read, read, read etc.
Engineer in the mid fifties; investing for retirement. Reading with great interest about dividend growth investing and greatly learning from the experience of others.
I do appreciate the sharing of the experiences, both good and not so good.
ROTH IRA Portfolio - goal of dividend growth
ABBV, ADP, CLX, CVX, ED, EMR, GE, GIS, GPC, INTC, ITW, JNJ, KO, LMT, MCD, MDT, NUE, O, PEP, PG, SO, SYY, T, VZ, XOM
Investing strategy: 1. Excellent company 2. High yield 3. Dividend growth 4. DRIP 5. Hold
Core positions (by core positions I mean stocks that I would hold through thick and thin):
MCD, KMR, KMI, T, COP, XOM, JNJ, KO, O, PG, SO
I would welcome any comment or suggestion!
Other interests: running, music, Homeland
I am a strong believer of compounding dividends by reinvesting the payments back into the company that paid them. I will continue to search for undervalued companies to invest in, and evaluate my current holdings as needed. I find that allowing companies to do their job, builds my wealth. I will continue to hold these companies as long as the underlying fundamentals do not change.
I am a Civil Engineer, who is married with two young kids and a third on the way. In early 2013 I took a more active role in managing my IRA for retirement and decided to publicly share my experiences in building the portfolio as an example for the dividend growth investing strategy.
My interest in investing mostly began in 2005 when I started up an investment club with a few friends from college and has accelerated as I've been reading and learning along the way. Since then, investing and the stock market has become a passion and favorite hobby and I've enjoyed writing about stocks and sharing ideas I have here on Seeking Alpha.
My investing goals are to build a nest egg for retirement and fund college education accounts for my kids. I invest mainly in dividend paying stocks that have shown a history of consistent growth in earnings and dividend payouts.
I'm a private investor looking for investment ideas for my personal retirement that will hopefully arrive in 2030. After hiring advisers and just barely breaking even for many years, I started taking control of my own investing in 2005. I started out learning from the Motley Fool Stock Advisor and Hidden Gems services. I learned a lot about basic investing, but found the recommendations very hit or miss. I fared pretty well during the great recession of 2008/2009 and had the fortitude to be a buyer instead of a seller. My portfolio recovered well, but as my portfolio grew I began to dread the earnings announcements of my high growth companies and their volatility. I started seeking an alternative way to invest and found Seeking Alpha and David Van Knapp, whose articles just made sense to me. Since 2010 have been focused on building a widely diversified dividend growth portfolio.
I am President and sole owner of a small corporation that performs Process Control/SCADA IT related consulting for the Oil and Gas industry. I also own a small number of rental properties.