Retired as of 2/1/2015. Worked in corporate IT for many years (FORTRAN programmer to CIO), then moved to academia. Still teach mathematics part-time. Have been investing in individual stocks (versus mutual funds previously) for 25+ years. Moved from a mostly growth stock portfolio to a mix of growth stock, dividend, and dividend growth stock portfolio along with a few small speculative situations. Ideally, I want dividend-growth growth stocks. USAF 1966-70. Completed my doctorate in education May 2016. Married with children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. UPDATED 10-7-2016 Stocks/CEFs I am currently Long. These are not equal weighted positions and are in multiple accounts with different purposes. AAPL, ABBV, ABT, AL, AMGN, ARCC, BMY, BUI, CCP, CF, CMI, COH, CSCO, CSG, CTBI, CTL, CTSH, CUBI, CVX, DIS, DLR, DPG, EMR, ESV, ETB, ETY, FAST, GCVRZ, GE, GILD, GIS, GOOD, GPT, GRX, GSK, HCN, HT, HTA, JNJ, KMB, KO, LAMR, LAZ, LXP, MAT, NSA, NIE, NKE, NLY, OHI, OKE, PBCT, PEP, PFE, PFLT, PG, POT, PRU, QCOM, RDS.B, RFI, RY, SBRA, SO, SRC, SWKS, T, TCPC, THW, TIS, TROW, TUP, UL, VLO, VTR, VZ, WFC, WHG, WPC and a few more in the odd account. My current top 10 stock positions (by market value) in order are AAPL, T, QCOM, CVX, WPC, GE, VZ, VTR, CSCO, and SO. Sold former top 10 SE (being acquired) and added more VZ, enabling it to get into the top 10. Other rank changes were simply due to stock price changes.