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February 23rd, 2024 at 9:52:54 AM permalink
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Pretty sure all retirement portfolios at ATHís. WoV up 150% as we speak. Market up a lot last day and a half. Hope (not confident at all) it lasts!

Iím going to casino today to risk 1% of my daily market gainÖ
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Yup
Been a joy to watch the stock market yesterday and today
I'm very bullish and believe it can go much higher
I'm actually pretty shocked how well the market is doing with our current very high interest rates
Can't wait for the Feds interest rate cuts and they are absolutely coming
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February 23rd, 2024 at 10:42:47 AM permalink
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Pretty sure all retirement portfolios at ATHís. WoV up 150% as we speak. Market up a lot last day and a half. Hope (not confident at all) it lasts!

Iím going to casino today to risk 1% of my daily market gainÖ
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Yup
Been a joy to watch the stock market yesterday and today
I'm very bullish and believe it can go much higher
I'm actually pretty shocked how well the market is doing with our current very high interest rates
Can't wait for the Feds interest rate cuts and they are absolutely coming
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I'm selling May 1 and re-balancing. I need more Bonds.
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March 4th, 2024 at 10:05:39 AM permalink
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Im probably unbalanced
80% stocks
20% bonds

My best score, Nvidia NVDA
I sold my house 3 1/2 years ago and had lots of cash to invest
Just happened to listen to Cramer on CNBC and he was raving about NVDA
So I bought in for just 2k. Just dipping my toe in
Went up 433%
My 2k worth over 11k
woohoo
Thanks Cramer
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ya jinxed it by talking about it
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Chuckle
Earnings report was fabulous
Stock way up this morning
Enjoying the ride :-)
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it was a fabulous buying opportunity!
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NVDA, the star of my portfolio
Up 5% this morning
Amazing
A year ago trading at 222.00
Today around 866.00
3 1/2 years it's gone up almost 600%
Woohoo
My next closest high performer not even close
CAT. Caterpillar up 130% over 3 1/2 years
NVDA amazes me, thanks Cramer
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March 12th, 2024 at 8:32:24 AM permalink
NVDA up 6% this morning
I'm giddy
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March 12th, 2024 at 10:32:56 AM permalink
take some profits
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March 12th, 2024 at 11:25:02 AM permalink
No way
Letting it ride
I dont trade
I'm a ploppy
I buy and hold till I need the money
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March 12th, 2024 at 6:10:05 PM permalink
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No way
Letting it ride
I dont trade
I'm a ploppy
I buy and hold till I need the money
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That is pretty much my strategy too. I rarely sell.
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March 20th, 2024 at 8:19:17 PM permalink
Great day. Portfolio now up 154% from inception. QQQ has been my best ideaÖ..
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March 21st, 2024 at 1:44:34 AM permalink
This thread started ten years ago. Do you mean that over the course of ten years, your portfolio is now valued at approximately 2.5 X what it was?
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March 21st, 2024 at 1:16:29 PM permalink
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Great day. Portfolio now up 154% from inception. QQQ has been my best ideaÖ..
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I'm up 61% over 3 1/2 years since I bought and held
Amazon was holding me back but I was patient and it's finally paying off. Same with TSM
Nividia is my darling and continues to soar
I have 15 stocks in this portfolio
My best performers have been CAT, ORCL, MSFT , COST
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May 15th, 2024 at 9:09:17 AM permalink
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This thread started ten years ago. Do you mean that over the course of ten years, your portfolio is now valued at approximately 2.5 X what it was?
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Yes. Now 2.56x. Iím sure I could have done better if just all in SPY or QQQ. But bonds of course have tamped down results a little. And usually a percent or two in cash hurts performance a tad. But Iím generally content.

My TSM is in a different portfolio. Itís around double from a year ago. Selling more today. Still leery about Taiwan.
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May 15th, 2024 at 10:04:23 AM permalink
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My TSM is in a different portfolio. Itís around double from a year ago. Selling more today. Still leery about Taiwan.
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What concerns do you have about Taiwan?
(I'm going there later this year)
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May 15th, 2024 at 10:09:56 AM permalink
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My TSM is in a different portfolio. Itís around double from a year ago. Selling more today. Still leery about Taiwan.
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What concerns do you have about Taiwan?
(I'm going there later this year)
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Some form of takeover/war by mainland China. Or even just the threats of such. I would still go there if I had planned to, as I donít think there can be a Ďsurpriseí attack anymore with no real warning.
Iíve already been burned by owning Russian and Chinese stocks due to our governmentís sanctions/delisting etc.

Personally, Iím just way over invested in TSM. Iíve had it for a while and itís up 15-20 fold. Iíll peek back and get a more accurate figure. Also, wifey wants some stuff that I need money for!
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May 20th, 2024 at 5:59:52 AM permalink
Taking some profits myself with DOW over 40k, then immediately putting in a buy order to buy mostly the same stocks back at a lower price, having a hunch that there will be a cycle now of busting 40k, then retreating back. We'll see

Check out the chart at https://www.macrotrends.net/1319/dow-jones-100-year-historical-chart

by clicking the box "inflation adjusted" you can see we have only just gotten back to 2021 with the 40k , adjusted for inflation. Still I expect this cycle for a while

Same thing with S&P500 if you prefer that

https://www.macrotrends.net/2324/sp-500-historical-chart-data
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June 18th, 2024 at 7:00:14 AM permalink
Now up 161%.

Of more interest is my TSM, which is now a 20 bagger. My cost basis is around 9, itís now 180ish. Itís in a taxable account, and of course when I sell a bit itís virtually all capital gains. As Iíve mentioned before, Iím still nervous about it. I may sell more today.
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June 18th, 2024 at 7:25:02 AM permalink
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Now up 161%.

Of more interest is my TSM, which is now a 20 bagger. My cost basis is around 9, itís now 180ish. Itís in a taxable account, and of course when I sell a bit itís virtually all capital gains. As Iíve mentioned before, Iím still nervous about it. I may sell more today.
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Why not just write some covered calls on it?
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June 19th, 2024 at 9:35:57 AM permalink
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CMG (Chipotle Mexican Grill) is a high flying stock and their restaurants must be fantastically popular

the funny thing - to me anyway - is that they're in a mall very close to me in the food court

they're not even remotely close to being the most popular joint in the food court - a couple of little Asian joints are crushing them in popularity

I've had Chipotle's food a couple of times - I'm not impressed at all with it - very bland - kinna meh

it is healthy for the most part - I will give them that - fwiw


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June 19th, 2024 at 10:26:04 AM permalink
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CMG (Chipotle Mexican Grill) is a high flying stock and their restaurants must be fantastically popular

the funny thing - to me anyway - is that they're in a mall very close to me in the food court

they're not even remotely close to being the most popular joint in the food court - a couple of little Asian joints are crushing them in popularity

I've had Chipotle's food a couple of times - I'm not impressed at all with it - very bland - kinna meh

it is healthy for the most part - I will give them that - fwiw


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McDonald's has to be killing themselves for letting that one go. I find them nothing special. Not bad not great.s to the mall eateries, most seem to have consolidated under just 1-2 parents. I forget the name of one, it is Canadian, thus I forget how you would invest. But it is one of those "has-a-stranglehold-on-a-mature-market" kind of things.
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June 22nd, 2024 at 7:33:24 AM permalink
Was bored so looked at my portfolios this morning. My TD Ameritrade accounts all moved over to Schwab. So I went in to my new representative there and moaned about the near zero interest rates the old TD money market funds paid. He told me to just buy SWVXX as it is currently paying over 5%. So I did. But my cash in the accounts sits around as cash until I actively buy the SWVXX. So now once a week or so I gotta do that. I checked the WoV portfolio. Around 10% is in SWVXX. Itís around 15% across all my retirement portfolios. For my earlier years it was 1 or 2%.

I own a bunch of Berkshire. It of course has done great over the years. For many years I was worried that when Munger and/or Buffett died it would significantly negatively affect the stock. Iím not afraid of that anymore.
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June 22nd, 2024 at 8:08:29 AM permalink
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Was bored so looked at my portfolios this morning. My TD Ameritrade accounts all moved over to Schwab. So I went in to my new representative there and moaned about the near zero interest rates the old TD money market funds paid. He told me to just buy SWVXX as it is currently paying over 5%. So I did. But my cash in the accounts sits around as cash until I actively buy the SWVXX. So now once a week or so I gotta do that. I checked the WoV portfolio. Around 10% is in SWVXX. Itís around 15% across all my retirement portfolios. For my earlier years it was 1 or 2%.

I own a bunch of Berkshire. It of course has done great over the years. For many years I was worried that when Munger and/or Buffett died it would significantly negatively affect the stock. Iím not afraid of that anymore.
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I think my Morgan Stanley account is paying around 4.75% for what is not invested. My Bask Bank Savings account is at 5.5% now I think.
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June 22nd, 2024 at 10:16:29 AM permalink
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moaned about the near zero interest rates the old TD money market funds paid. He told me to just buy SWVXX as it is currently paying over 5%. So I did.
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Symbol: SWVXX, Net Expense Ratio: 0.34%

ouch on the ER.
why not buy 3 month t-bills instead?

Why are you no longer worried about Brk.B when buffett dies?
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June 22nd, 2024 at 11:35:58 AM permalink
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moaned about the near zero interest rates the old TD money market funds paid. He told me to just buy SWVXX as it is currently paying over 5%. So I did.
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Symbol: SWVXX, Net Expense Ratio: 0.34%

ouch on the ER.
why not buy 3 month t-bills instead?

Why are you no longer worried about Brk.B when buffett dies?
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Just easier to get the 5.25% via the MM. I did notice that expense ratio! But the 5.25% is net after those expenses.

I just think as Buffet has aged it will no longer be a surprise to the company when he dies, and Iíd expect it to be a seamless transition. Buffettís Ďmagicí has stalled over the past decade. I donít think he is that important to BRK anymore.
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June 22nd, 2024 at 2:45:20 PM permalink
FLTR 6.24% 0.14%
FLOT 5.89% 0.15%
FLRN 5.85% 0.15%
JPST 5.15% 0.18%
SWVXX 5.19% 0.34%
MSPB 4.75% (N/A)

I have several serving the same kind of cash parking-space function, as I find it suits me to keep the distinction of different ones in different accounts that are held within the different brokerages used by me for different purposes. A bit eccentric, but I can be that way if I wanna.

I hadnít heard of SWVXX before, even though I also have one of those accounts that was once a Scottrade brokerage, eventually gobbled up by TD Ameritrade, that subsequently got eaten by Schwab. Looks like it only exists internally with Schwab. The $1/share seems like it could be handy for scooping up the last bits of loose change; the others are $25 to $50.

MSPB is not a ticker symbol; it is Morgan Stanley Private Bank, an FDIC (to $500k) ďsavings accountĒ rather than a security for purchase, and is connected to ETrade after that brokerage was swallowed up by Morgan Stanley last year. The utility of that one for me is that the balance parked in that account is immediately available for use (or for withdrawal) with both of my connected ETrade accounts (that became part of MS), without having to wait for funds to ďsettleĒ in a transaction involving ďsalesĒ of ďsharesĒ in the others.

I am annoyed enough with what Iíve come to view as a downgrade from Scott/TD to Schwab that Iím looking to move the portfolio held in that account. But I donít yet know where else, I prefer to keep that portfolio separate from my MS/ETrade accounts, and not sure how Iíll go about evaluating other options. Iím a bit skeptical of Robinhood; maybe Iíll look into IBKR (Interactive Brokers)?
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June 23rd, 2024 at 7:24:19 AM permalink
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I am annoyed enough with what Iíve come to view as a downgrade from Scott/TD to Schwab that Iím looking to move the portfolio held in that account. But I donít yet know where else, I prefer to keep that portfolio separate from my MS/ETrade accounts, and not sure how Iíll go about evaluating other options. Iím a bit skeptical of Robinhood; maybe Iíll look into IBKR (Interactive Brokers)?
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What's your problem with Schwab. I've been using them for 40 years without a major beef. On the other hand, I haven't used anyone else in 40 years so I have no basis for comparison.
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I am annoyed enough with what Iíve come to view as a downgrade from Scott/TD to Schwab that Iím looking to move the portfolio held in that account. But I donít yet know where else, I prefer to keep that portfolio separate from my MS/ETrade accounts, and not sure how Iíll go about evaluating other options. Iím a bit skeptical of Robinhood; maybe Iíll look into IBKR (Interactive Brokers)?
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What's your problem with Schwab. I've been using them for 40 years without a major beef. On the other hand, I haven't used anyone else in 40 years so I have no basis for comparison.
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Mostly, the software platform. Which is the same complaint Iíve seen most commonly being expressed by others whoíve been leaving after the merger. But I suspect it is perfectly OK for a lot of people. Probably so for most folks. Especially those with typical retirement accounts involving very long held securities, and Iím sure more than sufficient for those using investment advisors. But it doesn't suit me. TD's mostly did.

TD Amertrade provided three distinctly different platforms, with differing strengths, two of which were useful to me as a self-directed individual investor doing my own research and analysis on my own criteria while actively managing my investments on a daily basis. I know most people donít really do this, and if they donít, probably shouldnít. Schwab brought one of those three platforms in as a second option alongside their existing software, keeping the (to me cartoon-ish) one I didnít ever use, and killed the two I did. For me, their legacy platform is clunky & insufficiently customizable for much of what Iím up to.

But if youíve found youíre able to do what you want to do with it in the way you want to do it, then you are, and thereís no good reason for me to want you to think otherwise; I have no interest in talking you out of it.

There are some other things involving mis-quoting of prices in a few cases, with one spectacular example of an ADR/REIT that for a few months was quoted as if it was trading up 1,000%+ daily, after routinely resetting to the real price nightly. Those dizzy gyrations only existed on their legacy platform. Maybe I shouldíve tried to sell at that ludicrously fictitious price & see how that went. It was a small holding, and it eventually did quit doing the weird price quote gymnastics in their system before I closed out that position for unrelated reasons. And, some gripes about accomplishing some funds transfers. But the platform is really the thing. But itís probably analogous to what kind of weather defines the tolerable range for someone, and where do you comfortably set your thermostat. If it seems fine for you, then it is.
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June 23rd, 2024 at 8:19:09 PM permalink
i had TD and of course it got switched to Schwab
I liked how TD showed how my stocks were doing after market
Schwab didn't show me that and that disappointed me
Now Schwab shows that info so I'm ok with Schwab now
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June 23rd, 2024 at 8:27:12 PM permalink
For a trader, one ability that a lot of the platforms lack is the ability to set a GTC that includes the pre- after- hours markets. Once a GTC is set, who cares when it is filled. It's hard to keep track of all the buyouts and mergers of the different brokers, but this is a capability that has existed on some platforms, then been taken away after acquisition or merger.

It's actually even hard to explain what this is to some brokers - most don't get it.

There are variations on the above that some of the brokers used to have, but these days, for example eTrade has only one GTC and that covers the day market only. Also there is no way to enter a trade at eTrade that covers only the pre- or only the AH, it either covers everything, or just the day.

The ability to do GTC + Extended disappeared at OptionsHouse once eTrade acquired it. Another thing that disappeared was the ability to set a pre- buy or sell ( @ limit ) the night before. With eTrade, if you want to set a buy (or sell) for a stock at a limit price in the pre-, you have to be up at 4am PST to enter it manually. This may be a big deal sometimes, where I expect a stock to pop (or drop) in the pre- and the price I want might not be available, at least not right away or possibly not at all, after the bell.

Schwab which was Ameritrade does have a GTC + Extended, and does allow you to pick specific pre- or AH trades.

When I first started trading full service brokers used to tout their ability to get better fills than the e-brokers, but no one pushes that malarkey any longer. Although, in the early days of these ebrokers (early for me would be the mid to late 1990s), mistakes were made such as orders sitting on desks or whatever and not getting sent in. Especially in years like 1999, that was a big deal, and I had a few adjustments made on big trades I did where it was obvious to me that the order had not been filled immediately.

Nowadays what happens sometimes is the system gets overloaded. One morning (or afternoon, if earnings on a given stock are released), it might be eTrade that is dead, another time it might be Schwab. When this happens and you are stuck in a trade you have to get hold of someone on the phone right away to get action, and they can and will make adjustments if you lodge an objection to something going on quickly enough.

Ever since all of the brokerages went commission free (you still have to pay SEC fees when you sell, but the broker doesn't get any of that), I wondered how they make money. I suppose they still make money off commissions for options, and also by floating your funds that they underpay interest on, but in any case, they all seem to be doing fine, even with these regular "deposit bonuses" they offer.

I was interested for a while in getting access to the 1am to 4am PST trading ability, but the brokers that offer access to that are a little sketchy, and as well during those times the buy/sell gaps may be tremendous - like, CMG, at almost all times! and the amount of shares available, thin. But it is interesting sometimes to watch, a given stock pop in the 1am to 2am PST period, only to fade off and not hit that price again for many days, or even weeks.
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