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Value investing partnership/hedge fund with a focus on value investing and special situations. The portfolio is very focused, and I typically hold between 20-25 individual long positions in common stocks.
I received my MBA in analytic finance and economics from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business in March of 2013, where I learned a significant amount about investing. Over the course of my life I've learned immeasurably more from a class that occurs one Saturday every year in Omaha, Nebraska. The class is virtually free of charge, and taught by two elderly men named Warren and Charlie. They teach me more about investing, business and life in 8 hours every year than a lifetime of MBA classes could, and I'm eternally grateful to them. I am also a licensed certified public accountant (CPA) in the state of Illinois.
Retired. Manage our Vanguard Flagship portfolio, which is diversified among domestic and international stock, bond and REIT funds, plus about 10% in dividend-paying stocks. Portfolio is 50% equities (down from 70%), 39% bonds, plus cash.
-- Our investment portfolio grows unencumbered by withdrawals, normally reinvesting all dividends and cap gains with occasional exceptions. During 2007 prior to retirement in 2008 the portfolio moved from 80% stocks to nearly 70% bonds. Fortuitous timing.
-- Vietnam veteran (recon). 25 years of service to U.S. military.
-- My early success involved as much luck as skill when my then-broker back around the late '80s guided me to Telefonos de Mexico, which I first bought for 29 cents a share. The stock eventually took off and I'd made my first boodle. I sold it all and created what my broker jokingly called my own mutual fund -- all big cap dividend payers. I also added to the bond holdings I'd already started building. I reinvested all the dividends and cap gains. I eventually sold all but my original shares and invested the resulting cash in equity and bond ETFs and mutual funds.