Hi, my name is Dave. Retired Senior Manager after 35 years in Information Technology. Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, way back when. I'm managing my retirement dividend growth portfolio with an objective of higher than average current dividend yield coupled with annual dividend growth exceeding the long term rate of inflation. The goal is to use dividends to supplement my pension and Social Security income. I maintain a smaller,taxable growth oriented account to generate capital gains over the medium term to periodically refill a safe bank account for additional spending.
Eric Parnell, CFA, is the Founder and Director of Gerring Capital Partners. Gerring Capital is a registered investment advisory firm seeking attractive returns opportunities emphasizing value, quality and risk control. Eric also publishes The Universal premium service on Seeking Alpha targeting winning strategies in bear and bull markets across the asset class universe. Gerring Capital implements these strategies for its investors and then Eric discusses them on The Universal. Eric is also a Visiting Instructor at Ursinus College in the Department of Business and Economics. Prior to founding Gerring in 2005, Eric was the Director of Investment Communications at SEI Investments and an Economist at Moody’s Analytics.
Mid-to-late Boomer, retired (pensioner) from 31 year 1st career (blue-collar).
Going good in quality 2nd career (USPS -blue collar), working the end game plan.
You'd be bored with the rest...
Enjoy my trips into the SA space, often finding well written, informative articles.
I have nothing to promote at this space; just cruising through for info & sounding boards...
I don't post a portfolio at SA, but current job allows T.S.P. as DC component of retirement plan.
Those that understand what a god-send the 'G' fund is will understand how I can be sanguine with all that's is currently going on. (Currently ~50% of our retirement savings).
"The objective world simply is, it does not happen. Only to the gaze of my consciousness, crawling along the lifeline of my body, does a section of this world come to life as a fleeting image in space which continuously changes in time."
I have been investing for over a quarter of a century. I have seen the Dot Com bubble explode, the real estate crash, and the Great Recession. In that period of time, there have been good and there have been bad, but with persistence and a level head, I have come out ahead. Dividend reinvestment and quality stock purchases have ruled the day-- They will continue to do so for years to come. Hop on and enjoy the ride!!
Self-taught investor who's passionate about building wealth by investing in companies with strong fundamentals and pay exceptional dividends. I do not participate on Seeking Alpha to sell anything to anyone. I maintain my own blog at http://investmenthunting. My blog has one primary goal: Serve as a step by step history of what I did to achieve financial independence to be shared with my children and grandchildren. On occasion I share my personal posts with the SA community.
Looks like I can't change my user name without creating a whole new profile.....
So, for those who want to chat..... I'm Michael - nice to meet you! :-)
I'm a small time investor with basic investment knowledge, always learning with each passing day.
I read a lot and make decisions based on a variety of sources as well as nods from my adviser.
Most of my portfolio is focused on dividend income as I am building what I hope to be a sustainable retirement income stream.
Yes, I make wine as an annual family event and am happy to talk about that at length