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.
I'm a Peter Lynch guy. I try to keep it simple, and "buy what I know." I regularly read Seeking Alpha, and comment far less than I read. I find significant value in the discourse that arises out of the articles. I used to post under "Tucker Kirk," but somehow "got lost" when I changed computers, which probably means I am not much of a computer whiz! I posted and predicted frequently on Motley Fool under the name "tuckman52." However, I now use SA almost exclusively as the starting point for all my research. I also invest in rental real estate, and have for many years. (Same for stocks.)
Retiree. 39 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.
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.