Full time investor for my retirement savings and investment portfolio. Long MO, JNJ, UNH, ABBV, WMT, WBA, JPM, KMB, SBUX, COP, XOM, CMI, STZ, HON, NOC, LMT, BA, MMM, SNA, UTX, MAIN, OAK, OHI, ARI, PTY, PSEC, TCRD, TCAP, KMI, UNP, V, HD, BLK, BAC, AAPL, SWKS, FB, CELG, BABA, T, PANW, EW, MNK, MYL, AGN, OA, PCLN, GOOGL, UA, KHC, HPT, PPG, IP, STWD, ETP, BMY, PFE, CSCO, PDI, NRZ, ARCC, TRV, ACN, MSFT, NEWT, NFLX, AMZN, MRCC, AMGN, REGN, AGN, EPR, SKT, WPC, INTC, ATVI, AVGO, UNIT
I am a 33 year old individual investor that maintains me and my wife's own Rollover portfolios. I have a 401k that I contribute to as well to earn matching contributions. I also invest in growth stocks, in which I believe have substantial upside over a long horizon. I have been growing my portfolio through regular contributions and spend a lot of time researching and learning with content from SA, Schwab and other Financial sites. I plan to write a few articles in the future about my life and investing decisions. Thank you for your time and I hope to provide quality content that can create some excellent dialogue.
Currently Long in My Acct.- AAPL, BAC, BRK.B, DIS, FDX, GILD, GOOGL, JNJ, KMI, LB, LMT, MO, NKE, NVO, O, T, TRP, URI, V, VDC (etf), VTR, WM, and XOM.
Currently long in My Wife's Acct. - AMZN, AAPL, FB, ITA (etf),MA, PM, SBUX, SCHA(etf), SCHH(etf), SCHK(etf), XLP(etf), VEU(etf).
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After working with, as opposed to depending on, professional managers for 20 years I decided 5 years ago to manage my own money. I have a diversified portfolio consisting primarily of stocks. However, I have small positions in some ETFs and mutual funds. I do not presently own any bonds - something I expect to ease into in the future.
I'm a Peter Lynch disciple. I like to understand, first hand, the stocks that I buy. For this reason I favor consumer discretionary, real estate, and retail stocks. In addition, I like companies with strong overseas sales.
I enjoy reading articles on line, in magazines, and in newspapers about companies, their leadership, their growth, and their earnings.I am happy with the annual returns I've posted - especially during the bounce back we experienced in 2010. I look forward to learning more about making "smart" investment decisions in the future as a result of the information provided by Seeking Alpha.
Electrical Engineer and Economics guy with 20+ years of investing/trading experience, including lots of derivatives/options trading. I believe in investing in companies who innovate and bring cool new products to humanity, which is why my holdings are primarily in tech stocks. I sometimes take derivatives positions for swing trading-normally selling in the money puts on stocks which hit my buy point. Also occasionally take positions in SPY, QQQ and IWM options. I am pretty much a long only investor; very rarely take short positions. See my blog posts here on trading options and economics. For more, see my website "Economics and Other Matters", www.sanjayjohn.com
Engineer in my late-twenties. My concentrated portfolio attempts to optimize total return vs risk. My favorite investments are monopolistic conglomerates, in secular or historically outperforming industries, with wonderful operating margins. I aspire to live off the dividends.
Portfolio: ABT, AOS, BDX, BF-B, BLK, BRK-B, DEO, ECL, GOOGL, JNJ, MA, MMM, MO, MSFT, PM, SHW, STZ, V
I'm a writer for one of the country's largest pop-culture-type magazines and, at the same time, I am one of the world's worst investors. Did I sell an apartment in Manhattan's Flat-Iron district in late 1999, because I feared the Y2k problem? You bet I did. And so it has gone.
Even so, at the age of 60, I have managed to broom together quite a tidy little pile. And I hope to keep it. And grow it. Though I have my doubts, given my investment history, that any of this is possible in the long run. Or even the short.
Herein lies a chronicle of the life & times of my money.
Under the grease paint, am a professional journalist covering the financial planning industry. Specific areas of expertise include security selection, asset allocation and portfolio management, macroeconomics, foreign policy analysis, dividend investing, retirement income planning, ETF and mutual fund analysis, regulatory policy analysis and factor, style and sector investing. Broader areas of knowledge include health care analysis, technology and communications, sociology and social policy, music performance, pop culture criticism and bourbon. I hold academic degrees in some of these areas, professional experience in some others, and an almost obsessive interest in the rest.
I help manage a large family fortune, but my passion is everyday financial planning and investing for the little guy.
"We all float down here."
I am a private investor who seeks long equity positions with limited downside. I enjoy following the Value Line universe of stocks and using that paper publication as a source of data and information. A keen focus on flows of money (revenue, cash flow, earnings) has kept me out of some strong investments, but has more than made up for that by keeping me out of some grim ones over 20 plus years.
I focus on identifying deep values with an asymmetrical risk-reward profile. My investing style is often contrarian and long only.