I'm a former philosophy professor (University of Kentucky, East Carolina) who got an MBA and morphed into a software developer. These days I am semi-retired and manage investments for myself and other family members. I live in Fresno, CA.I am fortunate to have or have had the opportunity to manage three different types of portfolios -- an income-maximizing portfolio for my late mother, a blue-chip dividend growth portfolio which will pass to my nephews, and a blended portfolio for my wife and me. This has given me the invaluable experience of thinking concretely about different profiles of current yield, growth, and total return. Generally speaking, I believe that investors of all ages should partake of all parts of this spectrum, just in different proportions. The articles I have written for SA, and the ones I contemplate for the future, are focused on developing this concept.
Semi-retired investor interested in dividend growth ideas, long term investing, and retirement investing strategies. I enjoy doing my own research and helping others in that endeavor. My investment strategy revolves around solid "hold forever" undervalued dividend stocks, selling cash secured puts to buy great dividend growth stocks at a discount, and selling covered calls to add to my return. I hope to start publishing Seeking Alpha articles soon.
I have been an investor since 1982 , following my Dad and Grandfather.. My main interest is contrarian indicators, and long term proven dividend growth stocks in mundane industries. My watch list gets its start with the fine analysis of the various authors here at SA, then I screen it down to a list of approx. 45 companies using my own due diligence.
please see my blog posts here providing more detail on the free & public indicators I mention in some comments I post here at SA. It is intended to help anyone interested to dig into this and verify it for themselves. These indicators are a big help in providing a disciplined approach as to "when" to buy.
Hello, I'm 34 years old investor from Europe interested in especially dividend growth investing and buy and hold strategy. I was very conservative "investor" until March 2012 when I bought my the first share of stock in local market. Over chasing and buying couple of growth stocks like Facebook or Alibaba I found dividend growth strategy and community with very kind and helpful people. I hope to live solely from dividend income at age 45.
Investor since 1990, mostly index funds. Learning the art of value investing.
Education: B.A 1988 Tufts Univ., MBA 1994 Thunderbird School of Global Management
Career: Latin American Sales in Building Materials. Lived overseas 22 years.
I'm a writer for one of the country's largest pop-culture-type magazines and, at the same time, I am one of the world's worst investors. Did I sell an apartment in Manhattan's Flat-Iron district in late 1999, because I feared the Y2k problem? You bet I did. And so it has gone.
Even so, at the age of 60, I have managed to broom together quite a tidy little pile. And I hope to keep it. And grow it. Though I have my doubts, given my investment history, that any of this is possible in the long run. Or even the short.
Herein lies a chronicle of the life & times of my money.