Strategic trader, interested in stocks with value and good growth potential, also interested in larger macro trends. I actively trade options and may buy or sell options at any time.
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Currently long Apple shares and options. I will update when I change my view.
Retired for 7 years, AAPL Long for 15+ years. All trust and IRA accounts for my wife and myself are 100% invested in AAPL and have been for the past 10-12 years.
Thanks to Apple restarting the dividend program in August of 2012, our current yearly AAPL dividends > 3.8X(my pension+wife's pension+my Social Security). In the 4 years that Apple has been paying dividends, that's amounted to a total of $1,422,938.17.
The only AAPL shares we sell are to meet RMD requirements of my IRAs or for travel, etc.
Note: The photo was taken a few years ago (late '40's)
My goal here is to learn and share ideas. In my current profession, I became an expert through trial and error, and discussions with peers. I am hoping for a similar outcome when it comes to investing. It all started in about 2008, and became increasingly more serious since 2012. I try to treat my mistakes and missteps with respect, and if I do not learn the first time - I can always repeat them! For that, I only need to avoid biting off more than I can chew.
My current non-cash positioning is ~80% in dividend/DGI stocks (conservative, income oriented), and ~20% high risk based on my visions of the future, where I let ideas and risk run rampant (solar energy, lithium miners, 3X leveraged ETFs with daily settlements, derivatives, and similar scary stuff).
Full time profession: Self employed IT Consultant. Expertise in business analytics, financial industry.
Academical background: computer engineering, computer sciences, marketing management
Investing: Long term value investing within my circle of competence, i.e technology, internet and of course BRK.B. I mainly use CFDs .
A software developer in Silicon Valley with Engineering Physics degree from the University of Illinois and patents from several companies (Intel, Macrovision) currently working at a start-up. I see the smart-phone market from the perspective of a software developer and build apps on iPhone and Android for companies and my own projects.
I'm try to diversify my holding into energy (CVX), industrial(GE), financial(AIG) stocks and REITs(OHI) to seek stability, and seek alpha by investing in what I know, which is technology stocks.
I'm here to learn about good investment opportunities, and to occasional share my insights from a software developer's perspective.
I am the founder of the Braeburn Group of independent AAPL analysts and author of the Posts At Eventide web presence.
The objective of my work is to benefit readers seeking to understand Apple's financial performance and to provide a repository of information and analysis at my web presence for other independent AAPL analysts preparing quarterly estimates and share price forecasts.
In addition to following Apple, I maintain a keen interest in the personal technology product markets and follow publicly traded enterprises offering technology products and services to consumers.
Robert Paul Leitao
Veteran options-oriented value investor.
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