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Old 08-06-2015, 06:20 PM   #81
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I hope nobody on this forum's largest holding is GMCR.... they took it on the chin today. Down almost 30%.
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I do not follow smartphone market (I only started to use one less than a year ago), but recently saw a headline that caught my eye. Apple has fallen from #1 seller in China's smartphone market to #3 in just 1 quarter. Xiaomi is now #1 and Huawei is #2.

I had heard of Huawei, but Xiaomi? Its growth was 250% year-over-year, so it must be doing something right.
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Old 08-06-2015, 08:32 PM   #83
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I do not follow smartphone market (I only started to use one less than a year ago), but recently saw a headline that caught my eye. Apple has fallen from #1 seller in China's smartphone market to #3 in just 1 quarter. Xiaomi is now #1 and Huawei is #2.

I had heard of Huawei, but Xiaomi? Its growth was 250% year-over-year, so it must be doing something right.

I was listening to a segment about Apple over there. They reported the Chinese do not have "brand loyalty" in the way that many do here in the States.


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I hope nobody on this forum's largest holding is GMCR.... they took it on the chin today. Down almost 30%.
GMCR? I had to look it up: Keurig Green Mountain. Oh yes, I read about Keurig's single serve coffee machine and their K cup. What happened? People do not like this anymore?

After a fall from a high of 150+ just 10 months ago down to 75, the drop to 53 today adds injury to insult. Market cap still 8B. Seems high for a coffee maker company, but then what do I know? When I was still drinking coffee, I bought a lot of those $20 machines.

Anyway, back to the thread topic, my biggest holding is Berkshire Hathaway. It is still only 3.5% of portfolio.
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NFLX will go the way of GMCR, eventually. They can't grow into a 500PE in a reasonable amount of time.

I would actually rather own Amazon than Netflix, because I can see a path to profit for Amazon (just a tweak here and they are suddenly making billions).

Can't short Netflix though...it could go to $1500 a share (pre split) before falling 80%.
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Starbucks (SBUX) purchased 200 shares in 1998 that morphed into 3200 shares today. Biggest gain and holding once was MSFT, purchased around 1984, but then it went sideways on me for a decade during 2000-10 and I got rid of it for an index fund.
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Old 08-10-2015, 06:55 PM   #88
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My biggest stock holding was International Paper . I bought it when it was Federal Paperboard. It was a great stock but when it became 25% of my portfolio I sold .It was October 2001 when I sold it for $56.
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I hope nobody on this forum's largest holding is GMCR.... they took it on the chin today. Down almost 30%.
No, but it's close. My biggest individual holding is Delta Llloyd N.V.

Stings a bit, but it's a good reminder how much I suck at stock picking.
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My biggest stock holding was International Paper . I bought it when it was Federal Paperboard. It was a great stock but when it became 25% of my portfolio I sold .It was October 2001 when I sold it for $56.
Wow, nice timing. Their all-time high was $56.89 according to IP Interactive Stock Chart | Yahoo! Inc. Stock - Yahoo! Finance

That was in '99, though.
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