I lost money on my investments until I learned how to invest. When money is involved, people tend to be naive and foolish. The more the money, the worse people's actions/outcomes. Now a days, I am ready when opportunity knocks. Does this make me a lazy investor? What is the outcome of chasing opportunity? There will always be more opportunities if you are ready.
Retired for 8 years, AAPL Long for 15+ years. All trust and IRA accounts for my wife and myself are 100% invested in AAPL and have been for the past 10-12 years.
Thanks to Apple restarting the dividend program in August of 2012, our current yearly AAPL dividends > 3.96X(my pension+wife's pension+my Social Security). In the 4+ years that Apple has been paying dividends, that's amounted to a total of $1,525,849.96.
AAPL for 2015 & 2016
1. Although many Apple naysayers on SA have said AAPL has been "dead money for two years", we received $361,963.68 in 2015 AAPL dividends and $400,733.99 in 2016 AAPL dividends for a total of $762,697.67.
2. About 61% of our AAPL stock is in our IRA accounts and 39% is in our trust accounts. Our IRA AAPL dividends are set to auto-reinvest and bought a total of 4,333.05 shares over those two years at stock prices from $91.10 to $128.73 for an overall cost basis of $108.56/share. Those 4,333 new shares are up $45,210.02 or 9.6% as of 01/13/17.
Bottom Line: Not "dead money"
The only AAPL shares we sell are to meet RMD requirements of my IRAs or for travel, etc.
Note: The photo was taken a few years ago (late '40's)
Ten years of Engineering experience are the foundation of my versatile background and knowledge base. I've worked at AAA levels within the Manufacturing and Entertainment industries and have a passion for technology and understanding people and their perceptions.
I've lived in both the US and Mexico and have work experience in both. I'm bilingual and studied French, German and Japanese because I figured they'd come in handy for business later on. I moved around a lot growing up and have experienced both the highs and lows of life in five different states (GA, OH, TX, NC, FL), so I'm comfortable around and understand all kinds of people.
I believe in quality and excellence in everything I do, so it pushes me to always investigate topics fully and produce the best results possible. This attitude is what drove me to start two companies and learn about Finance, Stocks and Investing on my own. As such, I grew a struggling portfolio that was coming off of heavy losses at the end of Q3 in 2015 by 23% and managed to beat the S&P by 13% in 10 months.
My experiences and personality have built up to give me the ability to model and predict the future of technology and entertainment and I use that ability for all of my stock picks and general investment strategies/direction. Thanks for reading.
I am Seeking Alpha's CEO and Editor-in-Chief. My love for the stock markets goes back to when I was a kid. Who else remembers combing through the stock quotes at the back of the business section of your local paper?
I joined Seeking Alpha in 2006 and launched Wall Street Breakfast and Market Currents, our top-of-class short-form breaking news for investors. In 2010 I became editor-in-chief and in 2015 I became CEO.
I live in Jerusalem with my wife and a bunch of exceptional kids. Most days, you'll find me making the commute from Jerusalem to Raanana. Occasionally I get to work from my home-office, from where I keep an eye on the beautiful Judean Hills.
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Education - Washington State University
BA Management & Operations
Date of Birth - September , 1970
Job Title - Attorney + Business Director
Industry - Insurance Actuarial
Investment Experience - 20+ Years
When looking for situations to invest, I primarily focus on stocks that have demonstrated consistent revenue, cash flow, book value, and earnings growth of 20% or higher; and show significant potential for continued growth due to industry trends, internal product innovation, and highly skilled/competent management.
I'm an Independent investor with a passion for equity research. I'm usually long term minded, but occasionally engage in short term trades.
My trading style focuses primarily on fundamentals, with short term technicals occasionally commanding my attention. I believe that making money in the market requires forward thinking investment objectives, patience, confidence, and a trading ethic that embraces the opportunities presented by short term downtrends.
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