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What Individual stocks are you buying?

Post by Frugalbear » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:42 am

Good morning everyone!

If you are throwing your money at any individual stocks currently, what are they?

I'm really developing a strong position in:

AAL
GE
PPL

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Post by mega317 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:15 am

All of them, through my index funds.

I don't think you're going to get the engagement you want on this forum.ok
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Re: What Individual stocks are you buying?

Post by BuyandHold37 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:19 am

I have many names that I have held for a long, long time, but to answer your question, these are names I have bought recently:

BABA
IEP
PXD
MMM
BPMC
BIDU
GPP
ADBE
AMZN
NVDA
V
CRM
RNG
TDOC

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Re: What Individual stocks are you buying?

Post by TheOscarGuy » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:41 am

Frugalbear wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:42 am
Good morning everyone!

If you are throwing your money at any individual stocks currently, what are they?

I'm really developing a strong position in:

AAL
GE
PPL
No naked stocks. Only through index funds. I don't necessarily decide what I buy inside an index :happy
I don't understand the point behind this exercise. Is this your play money that you want to take a chance, just to scratch an itch.?

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Post by bloom2708 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:44 am

I thought about buying Ford when it went under $9. Now it is under $7.

Even thinking about an individual stock makes it go down (for me). :oops:

Total US stock index has most all you are thinking are "deals".
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Post by Jack FFR1846 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:44 am

BRK/b

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Post by vipertom1970 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:49 am

I sold 40 individual stocks and only kept MSFT after I found this forum. It was a PITA to keep up to stay on top of the news.

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Post by nedsaid » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:54 am

bloom2708 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:44 am
I thought about buying Ford when it went under $9. Now it is under $7.

Even thinking about an individual stock makes it go down (for me). :oops:

Total US stock index has most all you are thinking are "deals".
Now that IS frightening. I have the power to make the price of a stock go down simply by buying it. Bloom2708's powers exceed mine, he (or she) has the power to make the price go down simply by thinking about buying it. Wow.
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Re: What Individual stocks are you buying?

Post by TheTimeLord » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:02 am

Frugalbear wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:42 am
Good morning everyone!

If you are throwing your money at any individual stocks currently, what are they?

I'm really developing a strong position in:

AAL
GE
PPL
Okay, you have piqued my interest, what made you select these 3 stocks? :?: :?: :?:
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Re: What Individual stocks are you buying?

Post by nisiprius » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:05 am

Frugalbear wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:42 am
...throwing your money at...
Interesting choice of words.
AAL
GE
PPL
FUNEM?
VFM.
FUNEX?
VFX.
OKMNX.

Actually PPL did sound familiar, and yes, that turns out to be the ticker symbol for PP&L, Pennsylvania Power & Light. I once owned forty shares. I even went to the annual meeting in Williamsport to offer a shareholder's resolution. Voted down, of course, after which I sold the stock. OK, I'll bite. Why does it appeal to a frugal bear?
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Re: What Individual stocks are you buying?

Post by Keenobserver » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:06 am

Frugalbear wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:42 am
Good morning everyone!

If you are throwing your money at any individual stocks currently, what are they?

I'm really developing a strong position in:

AAL
GE
PPL

I am watching AAL closely. Risky, but cheap and getting cheaper.

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Re: What Individual stocks are you buying?

Post by atdharris » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:07 am

I sold off most of my individual stocks once I realized that I was closet indexing and not outperforming the market. I haven't bought any individual stocks in a while, but I still hold the FAANGs, Berkshire and Visa.

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Post by jb1 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:10 am

Visa stock

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Post by Mr.Wu » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:13 am

NRZ
Tencent

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Re: What Individual stocks are you buying?

Post by watchnerd » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:17 am

Frugalbear wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:42 am
Good morning everyone!

If you are throwing your money at any individual stocks currently, what are they?

The one I can buy via my ESPP.

It's hard to beat the appeal of an automatic 10% discount.
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Re: What Individual stocks are you buying?

Post by DesertDiva » Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:07 pm

None. Buying individual stocks is not part of my IPS.

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Post by jhendrix » Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:56 pm

with my small amount, and I mean small amount of "personal" money,,Visa and MasterCard.

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Post by backofbeyond » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:04 pm

All these over the last two weeks with play money (10% of portfolio set aside for sector ETFs and Individual stocks). I buy about as much of each, as I'd pay for an expensive dinner with my better half. So really is play money.

Hewlett Packard (today)
Hawaiian Airlines
Target
Walmart
Visa
Waste Management
Starbucks
Delta
eBay
Norwegian Cruise
Royal Caribbean
Carnival Corp
GE
Singapore Airlines
Quantas
United Airlines
American Airlines

Also dollar cost into a crypto stock (HVBTF) and a Cobalt mining stock (JRVMF). Cobalt is used in phones and electric vehicles.
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Post by abuss368 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:40 pm

Frugalbear wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:42 am
Good morning everyone!

If you are throwing your money at any individual stocks currently, what are they?

I'm really developing a strong position in:

AAL
GE
PPL
If those individual stocks are cut in half would that still be considered a "strong position"?
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Post by abuss368 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:40 pm

Frugalbear wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:42 am
Good morning everyone!

If you are throwing your money at any individual stocks currently, what are they?

I'm really developing a strong position in:

AAL
GE
PPL
Do you know how PPL makes money are the breakdown of operations?
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Post by abuss368 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:42 pm

We have not owned an individual stock in over 12 years.

Jack Bogle has said that investors should avoid individual stocks as the risk is too great. He did however also say that if you so chose to have a "funny money" account, that it should be no greater than 5% of the portfolio.
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Post by centennialstate » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:13 pm

I basically asked the same thing yesterday:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=305786

As for me, after I regularly invest my smart money through Vanguard, I've got a few bucks left in my cash account. With that I buy Wendy's, because it's better than cash and because I'm bullish on fresh, never frozen beef.
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Post by 1789 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:24 pm

You are going to lose a lot of money. Why do you want that?
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Post by BuyandHold37 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:32 pm

Interesting what Warren has to say about number of stocks that need to be in a portfolio, and comments on index fund investing as well:

https://youtu.be/H3Q8a9imiFs

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Post by MarkBarb » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:32 pm

mega317 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:15 am
All of them, through my index funds.

I don't think you're going to get the engagement you want on this forum.
This. This is a Bogleheads site, after all.

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Post by carmonkie » Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:16 pm

backofbeyond wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:04 pm
All these over the last two weeks with play money (10% of portfolio set aside for sector ETFs and Individual stocks). I buy about as much of each, as I'd pay for an expensive dinner with my better half. So really is play money.

Hewlett Packard (today)
Hawaiian Airlines
Target
Walmart
Visa
Waste Management
Starbucks
Delta
eBay
Norwegian Cruise
Royal Caribbean
Carnival Corp
GE
Singapore Airlines
Quantas
United Airlines
American Airlines

Also dollar cost into a crypto stock (HVBTF) and a Cobalt mining stock (JRVMF). Cobalt is used in phones and electric vehicles.
Interesting selections mostly travel related with all the Coronavirus going on

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Post by Keenobserver » Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:21 pm

BTW Wartten Buffet is buying trucks load of Delta...why not American Airlines

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Post by expat » Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:30 pm

I bought a small amount of PGE.

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Post by BuyandHold37 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:32 pm

American Airlines is garbage. Watch the video I posted above and Warren explains why you don't need more than 1 business in a sector if you invest in the best (Delta).

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Post by TheTimeLord » Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:35 pm

BuyandHold37 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:32 pm
American Airlines is garbage. Watch the video I posted above and Warren explains why you don't need more than 1 business in a sector if you invest in the best (Delta).
Berkshire owns 10% of American Airlines, 11.2% of Delta, 10.4% of Southwest Airlines and 8.8% of United Airlines. Holdings are as of December 31, 2019 as reported in Berkshire Hathaway’s 13F filing on February 14, 2020, except for Delta Air Lines, which is as of February 27, 2020.
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Post by deltaneutral83 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:01 pm

ENE/WCOM/GE/XOM. Bought all in 1998. How am I doing?

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Post by backofbeyond » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:48 am

carmonkie wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:16 pm
backofbeyond wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:04 pm
All these over the last two weeks with play money (10% of portfolio set aside for sector ETFs and Individual stocks). I buy about as much of each, as I'd pay for an expensive dinner with my better half. So really is play money.

Hewlett Packard (today)
Hawaiian Airlines
Target
Walmart
Visa
Waste Management
Starbucks
Delta
eBay
Norwegian Cruise
Royal Caribbean
Carnival Corp
GE
Singapore Airlines
Quantas
United Airlines
American Airlines

Also dollar cost into a crypto stock (HVBTF) and a Cobalt mining stock (JRVMF). Cobalt is used in phones and electric vehicles.
Interesting selections mostly travel related with all the Coronavirus going on
Indeed, beaten down travel stocks plus a handful of stocks that have been on my bucket list to buy when they took a big dip, like: Starbucks, Walmart, Target and Visa. Looked into Nike but still can't pull the trigger, PE is still too high for my speculation.
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Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:52 am

Keenobserver wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:21 pm
BTW Wartten Buffet is buying trucks load of Delta...why not American Airlines
Delta pays a healthy dividend.
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Post by FrugalInvestor » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:53 am

None, I don't buy individual stocks.

I did buy a few a long time ago but pretty quickly realized that index mutual funds suited me much better.
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Post by TheTimeLord » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:14 am

Keenobserver wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:21 pm
BTW Wartten Buffet is buying trucks load of Delta...why not American Airlines
Berkshire owns roughly 10% of Delta, United, American and Southwest. Although Delta appears to be the favorite from an outsider's vantage point.
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Post by aj76er » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:12 pm

I generally don't buy individual stocks (except for ESPP thru my company). But I started window shopping today, and I'm eyeing these for some play money (< 5% of portfolio):

XOM, P/E = 12, Div Yield = 9%
JPM, P/E = 10, Div Yield = 3.5%
BRK.B, P/E= 5.8

The yield on XOM is really quite remarkable; doubtful if that is sustainable. I think I read somewhere on Bogleheads that last quarter they paid 102% of earnings as dividends :shock:
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Post by siriusblack » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:21 pm

I *accidentally* bought a bunch of individual stocks this week ...

Explanation:

Some time ago I submitted a bunch of GTC orders at 25+% discounts for a number of stocks. MSFT, MDB, GS, TRV, DOW. (How did I pick these -- I'm in software industry and I see MSFT and MDB on very long-term sustainable growth trajectories. GS, TRV, DOW-- just some selected large value stocks from reading Value Line's Dow 30 coverage which is free.)

Pretty much all of them got executed this week. :oops:

So, yes, I actually bought DOW this week ... goodness gracious! But pretty happy about the prices I got for MSFT, MDB, GS.

Disclaimer: This is all play money. < 5% of my overall portfolio. I do it for educational value, because it's fun, because it helps me stay grounded in the business realities of what's going on in the market, and because (as a business guy in technology industry) it's actually helpful for my job to be up to date on the fundamentals beneath some of these businesses.
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Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:24 pm

aj76er wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:12 pm
I generally don't buy individual stocks (except for ESPP thru my company). But I started window shopping today, and I'm eyeing these for some play money (< 5% of portfolio):

XOM, P/E = 12, Div Yield = 9%
JPM, P/E = 10, Div Yield = 3.5%
BRK.B, P/E= 5.8

The yield on XOM is really quite remarkable; doubtful if that is sustainable. I think I read somewhere on Bogleheads that last quarter they paid 102% of earnings as dividends :shock:
Its sustainable, however capital expenditures may need to be curtailed a bit, or they can continue to borrow. What's not sustainable is $20 oil, most companies will go bust before exxon mobil does.
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Post by Nicolas » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:41 pm

bloom2708 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:44 am
Even thinking about an individual stock makes it go down (for me).
Please don’t think about AAPL. I have a lot of it.

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Post by veggivet » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:58 pm

Nicolas wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:41 pm
bloom2708 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:44 am
Even thinking about an individual stock makes it go down (for me).
Please don’t think about AAPL. I have a lot of it.

Same here, and please don't think of a pink elephant...darn, you couldn't help it, could you?
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Post by Frugalbear » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:20 pm

Anyone else still buying? I am... Just added PENN to the buying list!

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Post by SwampDonkey » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:58 pm

Current positions I will most likely add to:
Paypal
Square
Mercardo Libre
Amazon
Berkshire
Disney
Apple
StoneCo Ltd.

Businesses that are on my watch list that I may end up buying:
Wells Fargo
Zillow
RedFin
NERD (a gaming basket of stocks)
Exxon
Etsy (had a previous position, sold it for a 20% gain before the hysteria hit)

The DOW dropping to $15k will be the trip-wire that shifts all of my TSP-retirement account into the market (I think it's the C fund). The account is currently at 50/50, market/bonds.

Also started a small brokerage account for my young children. It's in cash now. If Disney drops to $50, they'll be proud owners of Mickey and Minnie.

I also own several dogs that are the anchors of my portfolio. They're an ever-present reminder of how wrong I can be, despite how much I like the thesis.

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Post by topper1296 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:23 pm

I'm mainly indexed, but I currently have 17 positions (had 23 positions at my height, but want to keep below 20 moving forward since that works well for me). I sold EL, BF/B, MKC, MSFT and HRL at the end of 2019 mainly because of valuation after holding for several years (better to be lucky than good on the timing :sharebeer ). I have bought a little BF/A, RSG, PG to go along with buying some VTI.

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Re: What Individual stocks are you buying?

Post by Frugalbear » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:31 pm

I'm having some really good success with my individual stock picks. Probably luck , buy it's almost like shooting fish in a barrel. Any success stories?

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Post by annu » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:36 pm

Gonna buy 112 stocks, including tesla and faang, my new favourite magic, https://investor.vanguard.com/etf/profile/MGK

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Re: What Individual stocks are you buying?

Post by Frugalbear » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:38 pm

nisiprius wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:05 am
Frugalbear wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:42 am
...throwing your money at...
Interesting choice of words.
AAL
GE
PPL
FUNEM?
VFM.
FUNEX?
VFX.
OKMNX.

Actually PPL did sound familiar, and yes, that turns out to be the ticker symbol for PP&L, Pennsylvania Power & Light. I once owned forty shares. I even went to the annual meeting in Williamsport to offer a shareholder's resolution. Voted down, of course, after which I sold the stock. OK, I'll bite. Why does it appeal to a frugal bear?
Strong Dividend very consistent
Heavily invested in their infrastructure
People need electric

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Post by jello_nailer » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:58 pm

EMR
Synthetic long.
Sold some 39 puts and bought some 43 calls a few days ago. Trade d close to 50 today. Worked out nice.
More than happy to own it and add at 39.
DAL
Sold deep ITM puts.

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Re: What Individual stocks are you buying?

Post by Loik098 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:03 am

If several other people here list the same stocks as you (travel/airlines/real estate), is that an indicator to you that you should also buy, or that you shouldn't?

If you see a stock listed here that you haven't seen mentioned anywhere else recently, is that an indicator to you that perhaps that person knows something you don't, and that you should run off and read up on it, to stoke some confirmation bias?

"Everybody in Wall St. is so smart that their brilliance offsets each other. And that whatever they know is already reflected in the level of stock prices for the much, and consequently what happens in the future represents what they don’t know." -Benjamin Graham

I do not believe in speculating that I know something other people do not.

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