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Old 03-29-2014, 09:15 AM   #21
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:16 AM   #22
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:26 AM   #23
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A very high percentage a couple of years ago, but I've been lowering the percentage steadily, and now it's a very low percentage. Way easier to monitor this way, and way simpler for DW if I get hit by a beer truck.
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:31 AM   #24
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:14 PM   #25
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100% since 1993, but I do not consider it particularly speculative - stocks like KO PG JNJ MSFT ADP EMR XOM etc. I do not like owning index funds as they contain too many stocks I do not like.
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:55 PM   #27
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100% since 1993, but I do not consider it particularly speculative - stocks like KO PG JNJ MSFT ADP EMR XOM etc. I do not like owning index funds as they contain too many stocks I do not like.
Good point on the Index funds. I saw that as a horrible thing about them in the crash of 2000, heavily weighted in Tech since they HAD to own them in large bunches and Financials in 2008. Here's a 10 year snippet of Wellington vs S&P 500

http://money.cnn.com/quote/mutualfun...tml?symb=VWELX
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:23 PM   #28
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See this:

http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/view...ewpost=2010994

and this:

Bogleheads € View topic - William Bernstein-When you've won the game, why keep playing

and then this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=u0-oinyjsk0
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:51 PM   #29
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I have About 70% of Equity exposure in about 60 individual stocks well diversified by industries. I like that I can control taxes and avoid even the low index fund expenses.

Have a few of them that have been real home runs that I use for charitable giving.
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:57 PM   #30
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None for me. I don't look for "excitement" from my portfolio, there are many other avenues for that in life. I do look to generate the best results possible and the evidence is overwhelming that people will not do that owning/trading individual stocks.
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:46 PM   #31
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About 50% of which roughly 1/3 are MLP, which I find to expensive to hold in a mutual fund.
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:33 PM   #32
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:49 PM   #33
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I still have about 10% in my old companies stock. I've been selling it off slowly at the 0% capital gain rate when I can.

I also started donating it as my charitable giving, since it's almost all capital gains it's a very good deal.

I'm in no huge rush to get rid of it, but my long term goal is to keep any single stock under 2%.

I also have a few "hobby" stocks I keep in one IRA. Fun to watch, but they are nothing that could sink me if the companies' evaporated.
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Old 03-30-2014, 04:12 AM   #34
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100%. My 'go to' strategy is buy the stock / write out of the money calls.
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:24 AM   #35
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92% well diversified dividend payers, 5% speculative (used to be less before it became my home run) and 3% cash. No more than 7% in any one company.

I have better control over capital gains and total control over which stocks I invest in.
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For me, about 46% of investable assets is in individual stocks.

I am at about 70% stock AA right now, so 66% of stock holdings are hand picked.
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