Thursday, June 5, 2014
How do you invest?
In another life I am sure I was a tremendous gambler. However, in this one I am not. My investing side is interested in making concrete gains, owning parts companies, and most importantly getting paid by those companies I own. All of my holdings are long, and I will be posting a portfolio as well at some point, however I have not put that together yet.
Why do I invest this way? Well because one day I want to realize my dreams, which are not necessarily working the job I do during the day and sitting in traffic on the way home. Yes, there are stories out there telling of the riches some person made off a lucky investment. For every story like that there are hundreds, if not thousands of people who just get nowhere. I took a lot of my influence from some of the other blogs out there, and the exceptional people who write them.
In addition, I will not dive any more into my strategy than saying what was said before: value / dividend growth investor. Many others have better wording for what I do, and have had more experience in doing it. I do have luck of working in a technical field, which should help my understanding of various industries, but it does not get me a foot into the door of every industry out there. My goal here is simple; help myself track my investments and acquire some feedback.