What single individual stock would you buy?

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at today's prices and just looking for a dividend

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If I had some money left in my "Play Money" bucket, I would buy more of AAPL, TSLA and maybe NVDA after this week's correction. Also MSFT but I think I have enough of those. If I had A LOT of play money, I would buy AMZN.

But that pool of money is empty right now, so I'm just going to watch and lust.
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silly question unless your purpose is to determine what stocks are most popular with this board. why buy one stock when any reasonable selection of 2o companies would return a little more or less than the S+P 500.MY 20 stocks would be apple amazon.microsoft and a bunch of value stocks including berkshire and verizon
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BRK.B / A
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Kookaburra wrote: Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:34 pm
yangtui wrote: Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:52 pm I am a HUGE fan of BioAnal Sys (BASI).
I am not a huge fan of the name though. Ridiculous.
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robert_b wrote: Thu May 21, 2020 1:54 am There is only 1 company I find interesting : ASML, but I will not buy single stocks, too risky.
From Jan 1996 - Aug 2020, ASML had an inflation adjusted compound annual growth rate of 20.79%!

https://www.portfoliovisualizer.com/bac ... ion1_1=100

I see ASML was the 3rd largest holding (as of 7/31) in the Vanguard International Growth Fund.
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cheese_breath wrote: Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:11 pm I'd buy a lottery ticket instead. Greater risk but potentially greater reward.
This is what I was thinking.
Buying individual stocks is a gamble. Having never been much a gambler ( I didn t realize individual stock investment was such a gamble for a novice like me, when I was younger) my only inclination to gamble now might be 5-10 dollars on lottery tickets occasionally.
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aapl, nvda, sq
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anon_investor wrote: Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:50 pm
whereskyle wrote: Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:45 pm
anon_investor wrote: Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:41 pm I just buy VGT, it's still an index fund right? :twisted:
I've worried that the heavy weighting made it a weird etf. But now I think it offers a measure of stability. And I don't have to shop for msft or apple.
It has definitely been my best performing equity holding through this crash...

And I definitely bought some more on the cheap.
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TheTimeLord wrote: Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:47 am First, I am not going to tell you buying individual stocks is easy or even a good idea. Heck for fun a bought a some shares of Luckin Coffee a few weeks ago and then it dropped 80+% because of corporate fraud. Still some people like to dabble in them so my question is if you were going to buy individual stocks but could only buy one stock, what would it be? I expect a lot of people to default to Berkshire, but come on is that really that much different than buying an index fun. So which stock do you think is the golden child?
If you believe that commercial air travel will bounce back, Boeing would be an excellent pick. Again, this is NOT a recommendation, do your own research. It is a stock that I have owned for probably 12 years or so.
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I'm not a bogleheads when it comes to 3 funds portfolio.
To compensate my aggressive tech tilting, I'm holding substantial amount of boring stocks like LMT(Lockheed Martin), RTX(Raytheon), NOC(Northrop Grumman), HII(Huntington Ingall Industry), GD, some BA too. There is not way all these companies will go away(they could merge and split) unless the US were nuked.
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Intuitive Surgical. At least in March,2020.

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nedsaid wrote: Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:23 pm
TheTimeLord wrote: Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:47 am First, I am not going to tell you buying individual stocks is easy or even a good idea. Heck for fun a bought a some shares of Luckin Coffee a few weeks ago and then it dropped 80+% because of corporate fraud. Still some people like to dabble in them so my question is if you were going to buy individual stocks but could only buy one stock, what would it be? I expect a lot of people to default to Berkshire, but come on is that really that much different than buying an index fun. So which stock do you think is the golden child?
If you believe that commercial air travel will bounce back, Boeing would be an excellent pick. Again, this is NOT a recommendation, do your own research. It is a stock that I have owned for probably 12 years or so.
I think the evidence right now is that commercial aviation will do a slow climb back to altitude. Maybe in 4 years we will be back to 2019 levels? People are just not going to fly (in the same numbers) if it is uncomfortable and risky. Business travel has the highest margins but business has learned that conferencing technology has reached the point where it is a viable alternative to (much) travel. When we get to our destinations, sitting in air conditioned offices & hotels is just not such a great idea - and we won't shake hands. I have seen so many conferences done online in the last 6 months.

(saying that, it would be interesting to know what Chinese air traffic numbers are now, how they have recovered?).

The unknowable is an effective vaccine. A workable vaccine will definitely lift the share prices of every affected company. But the game changer would be an effective vaccine - say 90% effective.

This doesn't mean that the stock prices won't move first. I certainly have not looked at Boeing. Its credit rating would be my key concern - could this thing get into an insolvency situation?
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AMZN!
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GOOG, AAPL or MSFT
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TheTimeLord wrote: Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:08 pm Mine would be Microsoft.
I am sure there are lots of good calls in this thread, many better than mine, but Microsoft in the mid $160s wasn't bad.
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raiderjkwong wrote: Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:27 pmAMZN!
Woof.
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TheTimeLord wrote: Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:47 amHeck for fun a bought a some shares of Luckin Coffee a few weeks ago and then it dropped 80+% because of corporate fraud.
Was that fun?
Still some people like to dabble in them so my question is if you were going to buy individual stocks but could only buy one stock, what would it be? I expect a lot of people to default to Berkshire, but come on is that really that much different than buying an index fun. So which stock do you think is the golden child?
I have no idea what single stock could be a golden child.

For fun, I'd probably pick something completely random, as long as I don't actually have to use real money to do so.
I might even use this tool: https://raybb.github.io/random-stock-picker/
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JoeRetire wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 12:38 pm
TheTimeLord wrote: Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:47 amHeck for fun a bought a some shares of Luckin Coffee a few weeks ago and then it dropped 80+% because of corporate fraud.
Was that fun?
Still some people like to dabble in them so my question is if you were going to buy individual stocks but could only buy one stock, what would it be? I expect a lot of people to default to Berkshire, but come on is that really that much different than buying an index fun. So which stock do you think is the golden child?
I have no idea what single stock could be a golden child.

For fun, I'd probably pick something completely random, as long as I don't actually have to use real money to do so.
I might even use this tool: https://raybb.github.io/random-stock-picker/
Fun no, more like a non-event. I definitely never lost a second of sleep because of it. Investing is definitely not a game of perfect for me.
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COST (Costco)
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UAN. MLP that makes nitrogen fertilizer. They are a forgotten step child that will distribute ~$40/unit in 2022.
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Welcome!

I would caution investors that investing in MLPs can be more trouble than its worth due to tax filing. See the wiki: Master limited partnership
Master limited partnerships are intended for very experienced investors who understand both the risks involved and the incredibly complex taxation rules. Please ask in the Bogleheads forum for advice, as these securities are intended for high net worth individuals with the resources to manage these securities.
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LadyGeek wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 1:54 pm Welcome!

I would caution investors that investing in MLPs can be more trouble than its worth. See the wiki: Master limited partnership
Master limited partnerships are intended for very experienced investors who understand both the risks involved and the incredibly complex taxation rules. Please ask in the Bogleheads forum for advice, as these securities are intended for high net worth individuals with the resources to manage these securities.
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+1, I was just considering making a similar post.
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I would buy Home Depot (HD).
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If I absolutely had to buy one it would probably be Royal Bank. They are the most evil Canadian bank and so best positioned to ride out tough times.
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Plastics, definitely plastics.

Or was that in the 80's?
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Berkshire from our standpoint. No dividends to add to AGI, no plans to sell, etc. Anything above inflation on average acceptable.

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JDSwim3 wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 2:11 pm Plastics, definitely plastics.

Or was that in the 80's?
Try the late 60's. :)
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LadyGeek wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 2:18 pm
JDSwim3 wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 2:11 pm Plastics, definitely plastics.

Or was that in the 80's?
Try the late 60's. :)
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Apple, Inc. for me. In fact, I just bought two more shares 😀
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AAPL. MSFT. MCD. I have all three.
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I'd buy Apple if I absolutely had to buy an individual stock.

I work at Apple though and am biased about how great we are. Definitely don't need more exposure than what I already get through my employment and restricted stock units.
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TSLA...two factories opening this year
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AMZN and AAPL
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Most of the companies I've worked for loaded me up with RSUs, and then there is also the ESPP plan. That's enough excitement for me :mrgreen:
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AAPL, AMZN, F
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TSLA - but it’s a trivial part of my portfolio.

Mostly index funds investor.
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