Bill Gross is a Portfolio Manager responsible for managing the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund, and all related portfolios, and leading efforts to build out Janus' global macro fixed income capabilities. He also serves as an integral member of the Janus Capital Group Global Allocation Committee focused on the expansion of Janus' global asset allocation business. He is based in Newport Beach, California. Mr. Gross co-founded PIMCO in 1971 and served as managing director and Chief Investment Officer until joining Janus in 2014. Throughout his career, Mr. Gross has received numerous awards including Morningstar Fixed Income Manager of the Decade for 2000-2009 and Fixed Income Manager of the Year for 1998, 2000 and 2007. He became the first portfolio manager inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Society’s Hall of Fame in 1996 and received the Bond Market Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 2000. In 2011, Institutional Investor magazine awarded him the Money Management Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a renowned expert within the bond market and is at the forefront of thought leadership on the subject of fixed income investing. He is also author of the books, Everything You’ve Heard About Investing is Wrong and Bill Gross on Investing. Education Mr. Gross holds an undergraduate degree from Duke University and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has 44 years of financial industry experience.
I'm in my 70's and have owned several manufacturing and retail businesses since I was 23.
First stock owned was 10 shares of Xerox given to me by my grandfather as a birthday present when I was 12. I really became involved in the market in the mid '60's and have been a self-directed investor since the early '80's. My wife and I have 2 IRA's, a Roth and a taxable account. I also advise and manage accounts for family members and friends.
My current goal is to add dividend income growth stocks for salary replacement in retirement which is coming up the end of 2017. I also have a percentage of stocks in the portfolio for pure growth.
I am a long term investor, not a trader. When I get a stock I like, I will stick with it, as long as the fundamentals have not changed. Some have been held for 30+ years. I usually drip all dividends. I like stocks that pay at least 3.5-4% at the time of purchase with dividend growth of at least 10% for the last 5 years.
Dividend growth examples would be mo and pm which are core holdings and are my 2nd and 3rd largest positions.
Growth examples would be aapl amzn fb google patk v, some of these also pay a div.
Some of my holdings are: apple amzn bif csco cvx cys d dmo duk eto exg f fbiox ffc fnmix fsphx gd hd ibm intc jnj jpc main mic mo myd nee nmz nrk nrz o ohi patk pci pdi pfe pff phk pm payx s sphd so t tlt tmus tpz utg vgr v vz wfc
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TrackRecord Asia was founded by professional traders who believe that trading is both an art and a science. Using the best of his knowledge and experience gained over the last 20 years, Vee Leung Phan, CFA, has created modules of training that will help traders from all walks of life understand the framework of risk, become more accountable to their process and ultimately become more profitable consistently over the long term. Prior to starting TrackRecord, Vee joined Morgan Stanley to help build their Asian currency and interest rates franchise in 2010. In his role as Head of Asian ex-Japan offshore non-deliverable currency and interest rates, Morgan Stanley became one of the thought leaders in risk sharing and pricing within the Asian Ex-Japan space. From 2008 to 2010, he headed the Cross Markets trading team in Deutsche Singapore. In 2003, together with a few partners, he founded NorOdin Investment Management LP, a hedge fund specializing in global macro trading with peak assets of 1.2billion USD. His trading career started with Chase Manhattan Bank (later JPMorgan Chase) London in 1997, with postings in the offices of JPMorgan in Singapore, Seoul and New York as well. Vee’s experience in the Financial markets covers the following asset classes: Foreign Exchange, Interest Rates Derivatives, Equity Index Futures, and Commodity Futures.
After receiving my Ph.D. in 2008, I quickly became disenchanted with the demands of academia. That got me focused on early retirement and how high yield vehicles can get me to financial independence quickly. I was able to leave my professorship after two years and focus on my own investments. However, writing my thoughts on stocks, bonds, and alternative investments attracted the attention of a few institutional investors and I quickly took on a new career as an independent research analyst. Nowadays I divide my time between writing on stocks/funds and investing my own assets in high yield funds.
Managing Director of Fixed Income at BlackVault Investments, LP, investing in sovereign and corporate bonds as well as credit derivatives and other instruments. We seek to maximize total return with a diversified portfolio across all credit ratings, while employing various risk management strategies to limit default and principal loss.
A paper route was my start ... my own small business offering income, independence, responsibility and purpose. General manager of media business; Business development officer of community bank; Outside sales. Foreign expert at a Chinese University; traveled Asia.
Buffett fan. ENTP.
Made tons of mistakes, read lots of books. The Great Recession wasn't ALL bad, it was a great time to get fully invested.
'Don't fight the Fed.'
BRK/B, V, PM, MCD, HD, PFE, KO, GOOGL, SBUX, PEP, MSFT, AAPL, VZ, JNJ, DIS, JPM, T, QQQ, CVX, AMGN, DEO, QCOM, PG, CSCO, NKE, MO, CMCSA, NSRGY, AMZN, FB, AVGO, BABA, NVDA.
"Your Money or Your Life" by Vicki Robin freed me from 'keeping up.' "Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway" by Susan Jeffers, PhD taught me 'whatever happens I can handle it.'
I'm part of the team at Sure Dividend, an investment newsletter provider aimed at helping people invest better through low-cost, long-term investment in individual stocks.
My journey as an investor started relatively early. I was 19 when I bought my first stock, followed shortly by a timely Christmas gift from my sister - a copy of Benjamin Graham's Security Analysis. Reading this book cover-to-cover at that formative time of my life was a tremendous gift and has played a significant role in my growth as an investor.
I have also meaningfully benefitted from Seeking Alpha, both its content and its wonderful community (particularly the dividend & income members). I enjoy this site and look forward to connecting with its other readers - reach me on here or at firstname.lastname@example.org.