I am a private investor from the Netherlands. I have a very long term view and focus on stable, dividend-paying investments. My favorite holding period is forever, but I am looking for interesting growth stocks now and then. I am writing for Seeking Alpha because I like to share my insights and enjoy the interaction about investing ideas. My writing is mostly about stocks I own and know a lot about. I am most interested in the consumer staples/discretionary, the energy and the industrial conglomerates markets. On the picture you can see my cat. I like to think that my investing mimics his behavior: most of the time not doing a lot, finding the best places to lie down (enjoying solid dividend-paying investments). But sometimes for a brief period of time he can become very agile and active, just like what I should do when I notice great investing opportunities (though I'm skeptical about market timing).