I am an electrical engineer and have been a minor partner in a local business for the past several years, where I keep the books. I have followed and studied the stock market for over 30 years, developing a trading style which suits my personality. My style changes with my perception of the market. During the 'crisis' of 2008 I utilized trades that last about a month on average. Starting in late 2008 and early 2009 I have been more of an intermediate term holder of precious metals miners and explorers, which have done very well for me thus far. Since 2010 I have been transitioning into a Dividend Growth style with a great deal of assistance from the Seeking Alpha DGI community. I keep tabs on the economy and the market by perusing the headlines and some articles of interest on a routine basis. The more I study, the more I begin to see how much more I need to learn. I like to think that I've picked up a thing or two, but there's always more. Several years ago I 'discovered' Austrian economic thought. It forms the framework for my economic and market analysis. It seems to work for me.
I'm an individual investor. I manage my family assets. I'm a DIY kind of person when it comes to investing. I have strong interest in the markets and have been following the developments in the economy and the markets over the years. I've dabbled in trading stocks and options in the past enough to know that market timing does not work in the short term. These days, I operate at a portfolio asset allocation level, focusing more on tactical allocation of assets rather than individual securities selection. I'm very risk averse and thus gravitate towards achieving the best risk adjusted returns. I mix various uncorrelated strategies that are relatively low risk. More active trading is done on satellite holdings of the portfolio while the core remains invested. I strongly believe in the MPT and investing in passive index funds and ETFs. Only exception to the indexing approach is in the fixed income space where I look for alpha generating fund managers. I also believe in the Fama-French 3 factor model but I find myself just getting equities exposure using a SP500 or an equal weight index fund.
I enjoy studying, analyzing and making money with stocks.
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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 mike
have ben trading stocks (actively) for about 14 years. have learned quite a bit! but i am sure i will learn a lot more but i will look more n 2 my education of the stock market. 2 which i have been doing for the last 8 years.
Labor Market Research Analyst for the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
University of Minnesota: Bachelor's in History that specialized on US Business. UMN Humphrey School of Public Affairs: Master's in Public Policy.
Heavily invested since 2007. Age 31. Extensive reader of all major value investing books.
Close to retirement age but plan to keep working for some time to come. Have invested in stock market sporadically, mostly confused and scared. It hasn't worked very well. Have a lot to learn, learn a lot from many SA folks and enjoy the sharing here.
Historically about 60% invested (minority is stocks along with a lot of "other") with 40% cash. Aiming at this stage to put more of the cash to work, and since I'm underweight in stocks/bonds, am focused there, especially but not only DGI.
Expect that I can avoid taking much if any income out for 15-20 years (except tax and the RMD), unless something unexpected happens--not a long compounding period but better than not at all.
Self-taught investor who's passionate about building wealth by investing in companies with strong fundamentals who pay exceptional dividends. I'm also an options trader. My primary blog is Investment Hunting, which can be found at https://www.investmenthunting.com and my other blog is Options Hunting https://www.optionshunting.com