I am a New York attorney and a financial industry arbitrator. Message me here on SA or e-mail: email@example.com. I'm also on Skype and Eikon Messenger: kranenburgesq. Kranenburg, my law firm, is concentrated on representing investors in securities, investment and corporate litigation in all courts in New York State and US federal courts, and in financial industry arbitration. Before I qualified as a lawyer, I worked in the financial sector for over a decade, including at a brokerage firm and at a corporate finance boutique. I hold a master's degree (Master of Science) in finance and financial law. ___________________________________ Please note that my comments, StockTalks and messages are provided or sent for informational purposes only. Such communications are general in nature and are not intended to be, nor are they likely to be, comprehensive overviews of all the respective relevant issues. They may be intended to start or continue discussions of the subjects therein. They are not, nor should they be taken as, legal advice nor are they intended as solicitations to provide legal advice. Legal advice is tailored to one's specific circumstances and provided by me only further to a formal engagement of me as your counsel. You are welcome to raise your queries and concerns of a legal nature with me to explore your circumstances and discuss the rights you may have.
Mast is a retired self directed investor. Relatively new to world of self directed portfolio. Mast worked for a Fortune 10 Company for 30+ year. The goal is to manage her and husband portfolio effectively so that they can live of the dividend income. Actively investing as a self directed investor since 2008. Mistakes has been made along the way, but did not experience a lost just did not optimized the Portfolio.
Growth & Income. There are two Portfolio.
Husband's portfolio consist of low-beta dividend-growth stocks found in the Consumer Staples, Healthcare, Utilities, and Telecom sectors sprinkle with a few REITs.
Mast portfolio consist of Dividend income growth stock along with higher beta stocks. However, the two portfolio are looked at holistically to ensure
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OK, it's now about three years after I first started lurking around SA and one year into my retirement. Thanks to getting heavily back into the market in 2009 and jumping into the world of high div and high div growth stocks (MLPs, REITs, BDCs, CEFs, and some of the 4+% big cap div growth stocks), I can afford a few speculative trades now and then.
My timing was perfect with early to mid 2009 as a major entry point for me for 90% of my portfolio. However, my speculative trades and channel trades have not worked out so well timing wise, but I keep these trades to 5-10% of the total investment portfolio.
Currently, working on techniques to minimize risks to income from investments while minimizing the time required to maintain the stocks in the portfolio. Investment income and a pension from a high-tech company are more than enough to support my wife and I at 57 and 62 years, respectively, and we've decided not to draw social security early.
I continue to think SA is one of the best avenues around for learning and sharing about investing, and encourage everyone to always do their own DD. May one day become a contributor.