Semi-Retired marketing executive. I have been actively investing in the markets for 30+ years and manage my portfolio consisting of around a 50/35/15 blend of mutual funds, equities and fixed type assets. I have been following Seeking Alpha since 2009.
After 42 years in the construction industry as an IBEW inside wireman-electrician
I feel fortunate to have a pension. I value all the insight from the contributors
to this web site! With 300k in IRA's @Vanguard and 30k in joint acct,I hope to
attempt some trading and options also.
seeking alpha and advice
Americano: what are we doing? Quote: "It is well enough that people of our American nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."
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My stock portfolio is most about trying to capture tiny slices of ownership in the dominant publically traded companies in the world (in most sectors and industries) and not overpaying for that little piece of future earnings. I want to pay at most fair-valuation (although sometimes I try for bargain prices) as long the company appears solid and I think the company will be around 10 years and more. That is what I found produce the best total returns. I am mostly focussed on mature companies that pay dividends, but I do make exceptions, for leading companies in some industries - even if their dividend yield is low. I appreciate diversification and risk-management by not putting too much cash into each stock.
My portfolio has a spreadsheet on http://tiny.cc/tarkin
Sean Chandler is an active stock market trader who follows and trades large cap technology & retail corporations. Sean trades with a medium-high risk tolerance as he sometimes engages in short-term call and put options. His best long-term pick has been AMD and justified his pick by publishing over 50 articles on the semiconductor company while it was trading as low as $3. It took a long time for the pick to yield results, but the company did well.
For the last few years, Sean has been absent from Seeking Alpha as he worked as an Assistant Sales Manager for a Honda dealership in Hawaii. He also recently obtained an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts last year from the University of Hawaii.