I am a Civil Engineer, who is married with two young kids and a third on the way. In early 2013 I took a more active role in managing my IRA for retirement and decided to publicly share my experiences in building the portfolio as an example for the dividend growth investing strategy.My interest in investing mostly began in 2005 when I started up an investment club with a few friends from college and has accelerated as I've been reading and learning along the way. Since then, investing and the stock market has become a passion and favorite hobby and I've enjoyed writing about stocks and sharing ideas I have here on Seeking Alpha.My investing goals are to build a nest egg for retirement and fund college education accounts for my kids. I invest mainly in dividend paying stocks that have shown a history of consistent growth in earnings and dividend payouts.
Dividend growth investor since 1978.
Portfolio: ALE WFC MCD PG T LOW UNP CBRL CVX GIS SO VZ D HD CVS MMM JNJ SBUX HRL TGT
Lived on cruising sailboats for over 30 years. Now living ashore in North Carolina. Married. Elderly.
Former sell-side media, consumer and internet research analyst for 15 years.
Why the pseudonym Lord Baltimore? He was a famous native american scout in the late 1800's as well as an intense character in Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid who relentlessly tracked the two heroes. (A 1970s heavy metal band was similarly inspired by the film character in selecting its name.) I view investing a lot like tracking. It is a process of putting together clues found along a trail to determine the path of the target, which in this case is attractive investments - long or short.
I am a moderately informed investor who has been mainly building wealth through my retirement 403b for 20 years. I am 20 years away from retirement and began investing to develop an additional income stream in a taxable account in 2012. I am slowly adding to a balanced portfolio which includes predominately dividend growth stocks.
Current portfolio: CVX, COP, BP, OAS, KMI, MCD, DRI, KO, PEP, JPM, WFC, AFL, AAPL, MSFT, INTC, T, BBL, GE, DE, IBM, LMT, PFE, GILD, JNJ, TGT, SBUX, TWTR, FB, BABA