Full time investor for my retirement savings and investment portfolio. Long MO, JNJ, UNH, MDT, ABBV, WMT, WBA, JPM, KMB, SBUX, COP, XOM, CVX, CMI, BUD, STZ, MCK, MCD, HON, NOC, LMT, BA, MMM, SNA, UTX, MAIN, OAK, KKR, OHI, HCP, ARI, PTY, PSEC, TCRD, TCAP, KMI, SCG, FL, UNP, M, V, HD, BLK, BX, BAC, AAPL, SWKS, FB, CELG, ODFL, BABA, VZ, T, PANW, EW, MNK, MYL, IONS, SDRL, PACD, MEMP, AGN, OA, PCLN, GOOGL, UA, KHC, HPT, PPG, IP, GOV, STWD, ETP, SKX, BMY, PFE, CSCO, SJM, PDI, NRZ, ARCC, CVS, HAR, PWR
Began with mutual funds (stock, junk, EM debt) and later branched out into individual securities, ETFs, CEFs, I-bonds and special situations.
Individual security selection tends to favor DGI. Mutual funds favor blue chips, EM stock, EM debt, and junk bonds. ETFs are a mixture of sector indexes and junky credit plays. CEFs include investment grade bonds and junky credit plays (bonds, preferred stock).
Typically held 20% cash but am currently levered.
I am 54 years old and just got interested in late 2014 to invest in the stock market.
Never too late!
I open an account with TD Ameritrade and also started to watch CNBC in the morning.
I found the market a little "confusing"( being pulled in many directions)
Reading SA articles has been very educating and I enjoyed going through the comments
I am excited of investing and hopefully see my money growing over the years.
I am an engineer that got early retirement in 2011 at age of 50. Then, I decided to radically change my life (no manager, no team, no subordinates, no suits, no flights…) and take full control of it (...well...or whatever my wife allows me). Now I am dedicated to horses and investing.
Although I am in EU, I invest mainly in US stocks focused in dividends and growth including MLPs, REITs and ETFs (for markets difficult to reach). I look for solid markets, growing demand and good leadership. Usually I keep around 30 assets in my portfolio.
I'm a dividend growth investor in my mid 30s. I invested in poorly performing mutual funds in my 20s, but in the last couple of years have transitioned towards equities. Although the bulk of my stocks produce income, I also invest in stocks which are more oriented towards capital appreciation. Since I switched to a more entrepreneurial career, I'm hoping to live off my current dividends until I can get a reliable income stream going again. Think of me as a young retiree!
I am a 50 something longtime investor and brand new empty nester. My investment style has been mostly growth and momentum. Am in the process of shifting to Dividend Growth Investing and Capitol Preservation with the goal of creating an income stream that will exceed our living expenses.
Evaluation of the dominant assumptions and an understanding of the dynamics of the economic engine is the basis of an approach to asset allocation that provides for both a rational determination of value and an understanding of sentiment in the form of price as a measure of the irrational nature of the operational environment, an approach that is intended at once to avoid unnecessary risk while at the same time enable gradual rebalance of assets as a means to increase net worth via optimization of appreciation and long term yields. Let's call that buy low and fly high just for fun.