I am a Civil Engineer, who is married with three kids under the age of 5. 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. My hope is to provide a positive example for other young do-it-yourself investors as they save for retirement on a limited budget. 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.
Retired, tired, safety oriented elderly low income investor. Retired enlisted military. Have studied medicine and business and been an ultra conservative investor for 30 years. Elderly conservative investor needing income from safest stocks. I also maintain an awareness of pullbacks with midcap stocks and, a somewhat higher beta like HRB (10% of portfolio). Finally, will carefully consider only a very slight % of modest portfolio in a growth stock with a horizon of 2 -5 years. No option/short trading. I maintain a heavy emphasis on safety without a view toward "hitting it big". The bulk of my portfolio is and will remain in a company with a sustainable dividend, excellant cash flow, within recession proof industries other than high tech. Being largely risk averse has helped me establish & sustain a 500K portfolio, while permitting me to sleep soundly. worn out 123, US Navy-Ret., BBA
10/18/2016 I am looking @ (F) Ford for safety and appreciation. A hefty 5% divvy, good management, a new plant in Mexico, and innovation into driverless autos and electric autos give me cause to rely on this company to be around and strong for the future. I'm in @ 12 & doubled down @ 11.74. The faint-hearted never won the fair lady.
I have been a private investor for about 8 years after retiring from a 34-year career with Kentucky State Government. I tend to invest in low-debt, globally exposed companies with good growth potential that pay dividends.
Individual Investor, started and sold a successful business. I took two years off and committed to learning the art of equity investing before putting real money to work. I read all the classics from the masters plus many more. I learned that investing is such a personal thing and your psychology and intellect are the most important drivers of your success. — Motto: “Thinking Is Free”
CPA with own practice in a small town in Illinois. I specialize in taxes and agribusinesses including ag producers. I am a regular speaker for professional groups throughout the Midwest on tax issues. I am also a bank director and sit on several other corporate boards. I invest for myself and not for my clients.