OK, it's now about three years after I first started lurking around SA and one year into my retirement. Thanks to getting heavily back into the market in 2009 and jumping into the world of high div and high div growth stocks (MLPs, REITs, BDCs, CEFs, and some of the 4+% big cap div growth stocks), I can afford a few speculative trades now and then.
My timing was perfect with early to mid 2009 as a major entry point for me for 90% of my portfolio. However, my speculative trades and channel trades have not worked out so well timing wise, but I keep these trades to 5-10% of the total investment portfolio.
Currently, working on techniques to minimize risks to income from investments while minimizing the time required to maintain the stocks in the portfolio. Investment income and a pension from a high-tech company are more than enough to support my wife and I at 57 and 62 years, respectively, and we've decided not to draw social security early.
I continue to think SA is one of the best avenues around for learning and sharing about investing, and encourage everyone to always do their own DD. May one day become a contributor.
Interested in conventional large-cap and mid-cap dividend stocks, precious and industrial metals, rare earths, military/defense industry, agricultural commodities, water utilities, biotechnology/pharmaceutical industries, as well as indexed passive mutual funds and the occasional below-the-radar micro-cap stock with the potential to move rapidly within it's specialized field. Other interests include world history, chess, bridge, British football, and hiking in National Parks. Education MSEE, worked throughout defense and microwave electronics industries.
Long these diamond-in-the-rough stocks (high-risk, grossly undervalued, long-term bullish holdings) - TMRC, NVEC.
Long these conventional stocks (dividend holdings) - T, VZ, CTL, GILD, PFE, MRK, GE, UTX, LMT, NOC, BA, HON, CMI, UPS, UNP, TRN, WFC, V, VIRT, NYCB, NEM, HL, AA, PG, WMT, LVS, PCG, AWK, CWCO, XOM, CVX, SLB, VLO, MSFT, and AAPL.
Long these conventional mutual funds (core holdings) - MINDX, FBIOX, FUSVX.
Non Executive Chairman at TNR Gold Corp. and President at International Lithium Corp. MBA. Exploring for Gold, Copper, REE and Lithium in the Americas. International Lithium Corp. trades under symbol ILC:TSXV. TNR holds 25.5% of ILC.v. TNR Gold Corp. is a mineral exploration company focused on developing gold and copper projects worldwide. Central to its operations is the company’s strong management and flagship Shotgun gold project in Alaska. In addition to portfolio of properties TNR holds a 0.36% Royalty to Los Azules, Argentina one of the largest undeveloped copper deposits in the world. TNR's strategy is to strengthen its assets through partnerships with mid-tier and major companies, and establish long-term cash flow through royalty interests and project development. *25% back-in right which is exercisable following the completion of a feasibility study. The back-in right allows TNR to back-in for 25% of the northern part of the Los Azules property Specialties: Exploration and development: Gold, Silver, Copper, Lithium, Potash, REE, Iron Ore. International Lithium Corp. ("ILC") a "Clean Tech" lithium resource developer with a global portfolio of lithium assets. It is 25.5%. owned by TNR Gold Corp (TNR:TSX). International Lithium Corp. ("ILC") currently holds highly prospective projects in the most prolific areas of the world for lithium and rare metals. ILC has recently reinforced its relationship with strategic partner Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium Co Ltd, from China, through an increased equity stake of 17.5% to further advance the core ILC projects.
Equipment Operator, Journeyman Lineman (IBEW), Programmer, Systems Analyst, Network Engineer, IT Director, Owner/Operator for Alliant Tech Systems, Ensign Brickford Aerospace, General Dynamics, General Electric (various braches), Global Nuclear, Hewlett-Packard, High Test Labs, Intel, L3 Communications, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Spectra Technologies, Trident Refit Facilities, United Launch Alliance, Vestas, Westinghouse.
I am now a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) in the state of Oregon. Need a massage?