February 8, 2008

What Do I Own?

Here are a list of stocks that I currently have positions in:

  • Akami
  • Activision
  • Ebay
  • Pfizer
  • Nautus Medical
  • Sandisk
  • Montpelier Re
  • Radyne
  • Xpress One
  • Emergent BioSolutions
  • LoopNet
  • Citibank
  • ABX Holdings
  • II-VI
Please keep in mind that just because I have purchased shares of a company does not mean that you should. I am by no means an expert on stock picking, or even on performing a financial analysis on a company.

What convinced me to buy these companies? Research. I had read enough compelling arguments for purchasing the stock of these companies (at the time) that I decided that they would make good long term buys, and I was willing to accept the financial risk of acquiring a certain amount of shares.

This is why this blog was created. It is a collection of compelling arguments for the purchase of individual stocks. I needed a place to collect information from all of the sources that I use. If I read about several positive aspects of a stock, especially if it is coming from different sources, there is a good chance that I will look to add it to my personal portfolio.

Have I lost money on some of these companies? Absolutely. Am I worried? Not particularly. Since I plan on being invested for several years I will ride the ebb and flow of the stocks as they occur.

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