My investing strategy
My long term investing strategy consists of mostly ETFs. I like to use M1 Finance because I can group multiple ETFs and stocks together into pies essentially creating my own ETF. ETFs are great because they can provide safety and consistency.
Here’s the break down of my pies on M1 Finance:
30% Income ETF: this pie includes ETFs that pay a high dividend yield and 2 that are tax advantaged. This includes $EVT $QYLD $RYLD $XYLD $HDV $DVY $HTD $JEPI $NUSI $UTG
25% Growth ETF: this includes ETFs with growth potential and different objectives and holdings. This includes $ENFR $DGRO $SCHD $VGT $EELV $VNQ
25% MLP: this includes master limited partnerships. These are a different type of investment that can offer high returns and tax advantages. This includes $AB $CEQP $EVA $MPLX $MMP $USAC
20% Dividend growth ETF: this is my own ETF I made of stocks with growth and consistent dividends. This includes $AAPL $ABBV $ABR $APTS $AVGO $BLK $BAC $BCE $BMO $BP $BXMT $CAT $CSCO $CVX $ENB $EQR $ESS $HRZN $HTA $IIPR $JPM $KB $KIM $KO $LYB $MMM $MO $MPW $MSB $MSFT $NEWT $NKE $O $OHI $OKE $PRU $RY $SBLK $SKT $STAG $STWD $TD $TGT $VZ $WPC $XOM
I use my Fidelity account to pick individual growth stocks and my TD Ameritrade account to swing trade.
Strategy: growth and income, mix of high and moderate risk
Dividend yield: 5.95%
Last year return: 12.29%
M1 Finance total holdings: 68 (16 ETFs)
Thanks for sharing about your ETF strategy—

I think I remember hearing a bit about your Master Limited Partnership investing a while ago. I forget, what we’re the tax benefits associated with those?
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Let's talk about the losers!!! 😭
We often talk about only winners, and to the audience, it probably seems like every stock is gonna go up. And, when we disclose about our losing stock - we end up giving reasons behind the fall and make it up saying oh I'll add because of conviction. But, we proudly show the winning stocks and rarely show the losing stock. I have been guilty of it.

What I can bet is no investor in the world has ever been green on all of their stocks. I am pretty sure they have closed at least one security on red.

I love being transparent, showing ups and downs, showing not all plays will be profitable and the goal is to offset losers with bigger winners.

List of my losing stocks:

I am significantly down on $LTC, $BTI, and $UL with 13%, 7%, and 7% down respectively. I am also down in the range of 4%-2% on stocks like $AGNC, $MMM, $ABBV, and $BEN. My recent purchases in the income fund ($NUSI, $QYLD, and $JEPI) have incurred an unrealized loss of over 1%. My total loss is $6,450.

I however am lucky to have gained significantly in other stocks like $U (+54%), $COST (+23.73%), $MSFT (+23.27%), $JPM, $STAG, $WM, $AAPL, $NRZ (+20% to +15%).

The game plan:
The game plan is to not incur a loss in the portfolio even if there are few red stocks. So, that's what I am doing right now. That's what I am doing as the well total gain is around $35,796.04, the net profit being $ 29,345.67. The gain from the top three gainers ($+7,392.80) offsets all of the losses of $6,450.
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