High Yield Dividend Portfolio; I target a minimum 10% return on price *and* a minimum 5% for dividend yield. Early retiree, father, and grandfather. Seeking alpha n00b. Opinionated SOB. Radical liberal conservative libertarian (I VOTE FOR NONE OF THE ABOVE!). I'm actually a Marxist - of the Groucho variety!
Retired July 2015. Until then was passive, mutual funds investor in 401K's and IRA's. Since then have been actively switching to an income producing portfolio. Started primarily dgi but has evolved to a hybrid approach including:
DGI type stocks -- JNJ, T, XOM, CVX, HCP, IBM, STX, ADM, EMR, MAIN, OHI, ABBV, AMGN, AAPL, PG, KMI, WMTCEF's -- EOS, PDI, JPC, PDT, ETJCovered calls and cash covered puts
"Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is."
I tend to invest in high-yield, high-risk, but I believe my purchases are long term holdings.
-- Working as a tax guy in Orange County, CA.
Studied in southern Louisiana obtaining my BA concentrating in management. In college I was a member of Gamma Beta Phi, Treasurer of Phi Beta Lambda and President of Omicron Delta Epsilon. Received my MBA from Richmond College in London, England in 1996. I enjoy economics and more the macro side of it vs the micro but they do go hand in hand.
Pre-retirement, relatively new investor. I've made a few brief forays into the investing world (mostly successful) and have experienced how the dividend stocks I invested in always kept me on top of the curve even in down times. Now I'm looking to learn all I can about investing, and am especially interested in high yield and growth dividend stocks for their income and reinvestment potential while also (hopefully) maintaining and growing capital.
I am a retired educator that wants to keep his assets and realizes that there is a constant attack on all fronts from greedy outside forces that would like to gobble up any thing that is left out and unprotected. By being proactive and assertively managing my personal porfolio I can keep these forces at bay and perhaps even make a few gains. All it takes is patience, persistance and some basic rules that you must make for yourself and follow.