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Tom in Texas

Tom in Texas
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Background: Engineering design, as well as scientific research and data analysis, with some computer programming experience.

Investing / Trading Experience: Rookie

Reason for Investing: Rolled over a moderately sized 401-K into Schwab IRA account 2 years ago & was getting a $1.98 / month in interest on it.

Current Portfolio Size: 34 stocks

With extensive reading, mainly on SA, I started buying (on the dips) a core of blue-chip dividend growers (T, MCD, MO, PM, ABT, PG, SO, WM, INTC, KRFT, CVX, and RDS), all names that I had heard of.

I then added MLP's (EPD, LINE, CLMT, VNR, UAN, QRE, etc) and other high yielders (SDRL, CHKR, etc.), all growing their dividends / ...More
  • Description: Occasional Investor. Trading frequency: Monthly
  • Interests: Dividend stock ideas & income, Energy stocks, Stocks - long
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28 - 23 Feb 3, 2013