Retired anchor and market analyst who served for sixteen years with the daily "Stock Market Observer" program on Chicago's WCIU-TV. Previously a real estate broker and stockbroker. Author of "The Investor's Guide to Technical Analysis" published by McGraw-Hill. Vietnam War veteran. Degree in business management from NIU.
RE attorney retired. Now receive more interest income than dividends. Began investing in 1970s with RE, bonds and preferred stocks; shifting to dividend stocks in 2010, 11 & 12. No mutual funds. No longer use options. Average 1 hours/day researching (reading SA) where ever I am unless market is active ... then more. Enjoy other hobbies more than investing, but personal management is critical. I am envious of all you young DGIers because of the opportunities out there and your ability to access them via the internet, and evaluate them via your computers. Ever do a spreadsheet in pencil?
Have 10 years of INVESTING experience, as well as 2 and a half years options trading experience. I tend to make the bulk of my trades high probability limited risk/limited reward credit spreads based on a skew in my favor. I also trade direction based on candlestick patterns, fib charts, move averages/price action. I trade both common stock and options actively while also maintaining a long term portfolio and a midterm dividend growth portfolio.
Biologist, computer scientist, studied renewable energy for last 50+ years, studied EV's for about 40 yrs, believe in nuclear power called the sun so we only need one nuclear plant 8.3 light minutes away, despise the thought processes of most shorts. understand exponential growth.