Hi, my name is Dave. Retired Senior Manager after 35 years in Information Technology. Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, way back when. I'm managing my retirement dividend growth portfolio with an objective of higher than average current dividend yield coupled with annual dividend growth exceeding the long term rate of inflation. The goal is to use dividends to supplement my pension and Social Security income. I maintain a smaller,taxable growth oriented account to generate capital gains over the medium term to periodically refill a safe bank account for additional spending.
I am a computer software consultant and a University Professor. I am interested in numerical prediction and simulation of scientific phenomena, developing and studying computer algorithms and constructing computer imaging software systems.
I am at least a part-time investor with a strong interest in developing investment strategies for generating aggressive income over five to ten year time intervals. I am devoting more time and effort to investing and portfolio development.
I am 90% a dividends and income investor with a focus on DGI strategy and long-term investments. The other 10%? I'm not afraid to take on risk owning shares in growth companies where I see much promise over the next 5-10 years. Current holdings: CAFD, GAIN, MAIN, TCPC, GOOD, GLAD, OHI, O, T, FB, GOOG, NVCR.
"Investing is where you find a few great companies and then sit on your ass." ~Charlie Munger
"If you aren't willing to own a stock for ten years, don't even think about owning it for ten minutes." ~Warren Buffett
"It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price." ~Warren Buffett "The idea of excessive diversification is madness. We don’t believe that widespread diversification will yield a good result. We believe almost all good investments will involve relatively low diversification. If you took our top fifteen decisions out, we’d have a pretty average record. It wasn’t hyperactivity, but a hell of a lot of patience. You stuck to your principles, and when opportunities came along, you pounced on them with vigor. Berkshire in it’s history has made money betting on sure things." ~ Charlie Munger
"The most powerful force in the universe is compound interest." ~ Albert Einstein
"The very attention we place on rising dividends puts us squarely in the position of 'owners' of a company, of true investors who understand that a satisfying and reasonable return from a stock investment isn't a gift of the market or luck or the consequence of listening to some market maven, but it is the logical and inevitable result of investing in a company that is actually doing well enough, in the real world, to both pay dividends and to increase them on a regular basis". ~ Lowell Miller
"Dividends may not be the only path for an individual investor's success, but if there's a better one, I have yet to find it" ~ Josh Peters
I am a retired airline executive with legal and financial experience. I have a background in economics and finance with a focus on securities and securities analysis. I was in private practice for 10 years doing trial and appellate work prior to joining United Airlines where I did both transactions and litigation. I was with United for over 29 years, the last 17 as Assistant General Counsel. I now am a self directed investor, seeking to create cash flow to supplement our pensions and social security. I take a long term view focusing on securities that create a steady cash flow.
I am a novice investor interested in increasing her investing knowledge and am just beginning to learn the ropes. The bulk of my career has been spent working in Business Operations, Project Management and Auditing for Fortune 500 Technology Companies. My current interests lie in learning how to appropriately invest in growth and dividend positions for an income replacement strategy.
Right now, I especially like Oil/Energy, Utilities, Technology, Biopharma, monthly dividend earners and some of the stalwarts for stability. I am enjoying looking at companies in a completely different way than I ever have before - the Financial News has taken on an entirely new meaning! Who knew this could be so fascinating??!!!
Small business owner and private investor. I am a buyer of high quality dividend stocks, with wide moats. I concentrate my portfolio on stocks that grow earnings with sustainable increasing dividends payments.
I am a 29 year old who has been passionate about investing since my dad introduced me to this way of life at the age of 12. As I grew as an adolescent I used my life savings to try to earn my fortune in the thrilling world of high finance. Along the way I've made and lost several small fortunes through option speculation and aggressive growth investing and learned valuable lessons that I want to share. I am passionate about long-term, buy and hold, dividend focused investing. History teaches us that this approach is the most powerful means available to build long-term wealth and income. My goal is to teach my readers how to find, research and follow the kind of companies that will make their financial dreams come true.
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An academic biochemist in the UK by trade but with a passion for investing. I got burned a little by tech stocks in the dotcom bubble and then spent the following 5 years reading a lot before jumping back into the market. Influenced heavily by Ben Graham's books but also Peter Lynch, Phil Fisher as well as Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. Now I mainly buy-and-hold the stock of good quality companies and count myself as a dividend investor, although I'm not averse to investing in a good growth stock if I can acquire it cheaply.
VZ, T, PSEC, COP, GE, IBM, SDRL, KMI, RDS.B, XOM, LO, MO, PM, LMT, BAC, SO, HCN, PG, LNT, D, AVA, MDLZ, OHI, LNCO, O, KRFT
Quarterly (and some monthly) dripping and fripping.
Tail end baby boomer. Enjoy learning about investing. Lurking here for now since every question I have come up with has already been asked and answered, so I need to just keep reading and learning.
I am in equipment sales in industrial and laboratory markets. As I am getting within 3 years or so from retirement I am shifting from focusing on growth to generating income. I do not reach for yield, preferring a mix that allows for solid growth of the income stream and capital appreciation. I have built a diversified portfolio of solid dividend paying companies who grow their dividends at a rate beyond inflation with 80% of investable assets. I also maintain a growth portfolio of 10% of investable assets.