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« on: June 10, 2015, 03:52:31 PM »

Hi Newbs and Newblets.

Since finding a new job at the tail end of 2014, and randomly popping in and out of my lollipop hole (take that one as you will), I've been slowly vesting my off-time in the stock market. I stalked a couple companies for a couple months before taking the plunge in March, and since then have been playing the game of picking short and long-term investments (if you could call it that).

So my question for everyone is whether or not you watch, follow, or frolic in the market?

As for my experiences the last 8 months: Some of the first companies I've been eyeing (in fact put money in) was NeoPhotonics (NYSE:NPTN) simply because I believed in the technology, and NetElement (NASDAQ:NETE). Unfortunately, the latter was a complete bust, and I came out 26 cents on the dollar. Two of the other companies that I've thrown money at for some long-term holds are Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Disney (NYSE:DIS).
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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2015, 09:20:25 PM »

I used to invest in individual stocks. It was a lot of fun, and I did OK. The fact is, though, that most people do not beat the market averages long term, including most professional investment managers. So now I just invest in index funds (which mirror market averages). It's boring, but I both do better and sleep better. I do, though, regret that I let my Apple stock go when I moved out of individual stocks. Cry

That said, if trading individual stocks is what motivates you to invest, that's far better than not investing. And maybe you'll be one of those who does beat the market.

Good hunting!
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2015, 04:44:59 PM »

I only own stock in the company I work at. Otherwise, it's an aggressive 401(k).

I keep wanting to buy stock in Box, since I think they will end up being a good investment. My friend has been working there for at least five years.
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2015, 04:55:14 PM »

You can buy stocks in Buy Crab Beer inc.
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2015, 06:09:43 PM »

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I keep wanting to buy stock in Box, since I think they will end up being a good investment. My friend has been working there for at least five years.

haha i work at box
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