I managed large box retail stores for 30 years. I then retired from retail, studied for several years and opened a financial services firm. I was a registered representative for ten years and recently sold my financial services business. Core holdings: EPD, MMP, APTS, BIP, BEP, BX, CINR, CNNX, COR, EVA, NRCIB, DLR, DPM, CELG, AMGN, HTGC, JNJ, LMT, MAIN, MHLD, NEWT, NRZ, OHI, OKS, OTCM, PFLT, PSXP, RTN, UNP, OAK, RTN, SIR, SXL, SRLP, TEP, UTX, WPC, MPW, numerous preferred stocks and BIF. As a former Registered Rep, I now own zero mutual funds after seeing how they were destroyed in 2008.