I have been contributing to my 401k with a 5% company match for my entire working career. I started my Roth IRA and also 2 after tax accounts with Ameritrade and TradeKing last year and I am beginning to invest in mostly dividend paying stock and some ETFs for the long term. My goal is to invest now and have a steady income stream for when retirement comes. I have about 25 years until 60 and I do not want to count on social security to for my retirement.
I try to carefully trade weekly & monthly stock options with expertise in mining companies & traditional manufacturers. Speak & write fluent Portuguese and speak good Spanish. Resided twice in Brazil and once on Guam Island. Employed at the same large foreign-owned Distribution Center the past 15 years & completely 100% Pro-NAFTA. Smart individual investing is the preferred solution to improving one's economic future, as opposed to vast & vague government handouts. Seeking Alpha is the #1 best financial blog because of honest opinions & superb organization.
Educated in Computer Sciences & Business, apt to academic styles.
Interested in ornithology and black swans, and complexity. Utilitarian.
Pseudonym A.K. is entirely for privacy, not meant to confuse people in Indonesia!