Retired investor. Like dividend stocks, as someday I will need the dividends to meet expenses. Took a very large hit on our investments in 1973 due to the oil crisis. Am somewhat cautious, but also have a gunslinger investing mentality. While I have some stocks that yield 3 - 4%; like 5+ I try to invest in solid companies that return 5% or more. U.S., Europe, and South American companies have more appeal for me than those in other areas.