I just recently caught the investing bug and started taking an active interest in my (presently meager) portfolio in October, 2011. Turns out I'm not too bad at making my own picks, and I really enjoy doing my own research. So far my picks have significantly outperformed those of my high-priced broker (by about 10X). I've only got about 17 years left before I'll have to retire, and I've gotta get a move on if I want to enjoy my Golden Years and not end up having to work as a WalMart greeter on the graveyard shift. Seeking Alpha and The Motley Fool have helped me learn a great deal in a short period of time, but I've got a long way to go. I'm currently focused on building a portfolio of solid, stable dividend growth ... More stocks, with some pure growth (speculative) positions thrown in. At present I have 30 positions that yield an average of 5.3% in dividends. I'm hoping to learn more about options and save enough on the side so I can start playing with trading options; I'm looking forward to actively managing my portfolio in my retirement, and want to get really good at it before then.
graduating H.S. June 2015.Realize the best way to retire rich is to get there slowly and steadily.Have been watching the market for approximately six years ever since the market swooned at that time. My father told me when the market gets clobbered its time to buy.Right now the market seems fairly valued that is why investors must be ever more vigilant for optimal investments.I have purchased Hershey Altria Group Nike Toyota Disney IN the past several years I am looking to purchase great companies with huge cash flow that are either undervalued or are growth stories that are still reasonable. I look foward to sharing my ideas especially with my peer group of investors.
Retired dividend growth investor living in Japan since 2003.
Present Portfolio 4/25/18
Consumer Discretionary: HAS, MCD, VFC
Consumer Staples: CLX, CVS, FLO, GIS, HRL, KHC, KO, MO, PEP, PG, PM, SJM, WBA
Energy: BP, OXY, PSX, VLO, XOM
Financial: AFL, BAC, TROW
Health: ABBV, ABT, AET, AMGN, CAH, GILD, JNJ, MRK, PDCO, PFE
Industrial: GE, LMT, MMM, NSC, PH, UNP, UTX
Materials: APD, VSM
REITs: DLR, O, WPC
Technology: AAPL, CSCO, GOOGL, INTC, MXIM
Utilities: D, DUK, SO, WEC
Ret. (medical) US Army, Ret. dairy farmer, The taxpayers paid for two degrees- BA in Poly Sci and BSBA in Accounting, I have been studying the investing world to grow what we have into enough to live on until leaving these mortal coils as well as some for the children.
I am less than 10 years from retirement and want to firm up the details. I have been a long and consistent saver but with no "business plan" as of yet. I have no financial background but enjoy learning about different investing philosophies. I want to be able to help my children understand these concepts so they can be better prepared for their future.
Our family finances have focused on growth through the use of mutual funds. Now we are on a path to convert from a growth to an income strategy as we approach retirement in 1 years.
US Stocks; BAC, BP, CVX, ED, GE, GIS, GM, JNJ,JPM, KMI, KO, MCD, PEP, PM, PG, RTN, XOM
Canadian Stocks: ADW.A, ACO..X, BBD.B, BCE, BOM, CM. CU, CNQ, CSW.B, CTC.A, CVE, EMA, ENB, FTS FTT, H, IPL, KBL, L, MFC, NWC, RCI.B, SU, QSR, TRP, T, TD, TPK, VNR, WEED, XTC
I'm a dividend growth investor in my mid 30s. I invested in poorly performing mutual funds in my 20s, but in the last couple of years have transitioned towards equities. Although the bulk of my stocks produce income, I also invest in stocks which are more oriented towards capital appreciation. Since I switched to a more entrepreneurial career, I'm hoping to live off my current dividends until I can get a reliable income stream going again. Think of me as a young retiree!
Retired. Trading stocks for about 46 years now. Avoided the tech meltdown
because the 90's looked too much like the 20's. Almost got cratered in the
2008-9 crash but sold out on the way down losing about 40%, but bought
back in 100% at the bottom and came out way ahead. Now that I am old
my goal is mostly income but do short term trades as a hobby.
I am a buy and hold common stock investor. Warren Buffett is definitely my guru. He makes the most sense to me. I began investing in the stock market at age 14 in 1970 with money earned on my paper route. What I have done since 1970 is invest primarily in the Dividend Aristocrats whenever the stock market is relatively low. I have never sold a single share of stock except on the rare occasion when one of my stocks was bought out for cash and I was forced to sell.. I keep all of my stock certificates or direct registration statements in a safe deposit box at the bank. I do not automatically reinvest dividends. I only purchase stocks when I feel that the stock market is relatively low. Brown University, B. A., 1978. Below are the 40 stocks in my portfolio.