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I'm not sure if you guys are big investors, but I've recently graduated and am looking to start my own portfolio.

Personally I prefer tech because I believe the future is absolutely in tech, and I know it decently well.

Some stocks I'm watching:

GLW, Corning - currently trading at 7.7 earnings (!) and I believe eventually they'll have glass displays in all vehicles in the next 10-15 years to replace dashboards. They revealed a prototype last week.

TSLA, Tesla - personally I think this is the stock to skyrocket moving forward. Elon Musk really is a genius, and his innovation will push this to go 3-4x the current price in the next 10 years I think.


PYPL, PayPal - ingenious move with Venmo. It's being used like crazy as an easy peasy money wiring system. Still a decent amount of room to grow too - I think I may have missed the upswing. Up 20-30% in the last 3 months I think? May be a bit over-priced now.

Then there's the obvious like Amazonia and Facebook. With Twitter slightly intriguing. But again, may have missed the boat there. I have no questions amazon will contrinue to blow up. I'll eventually buy a share or two, but it's expensive and I just don't have the cash right now. Don't want to miss out.

Wish I would have invested in Deustche Bank when it was around 13.00.


Any stocks you guys are watching rather closely at the moment?
 

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I'll be watching this thread since I want to start investing into other things. Hope others contribute since I'm trying to learn a bit about it
 

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I'm not sure how much this will help because I'm not really a typical investor. I make a lot of tactical plays.

I have 2 brokerages, one for long plays (of which I currently have none. I am patiently waiting for a market correction to this bloated market and will stock up some bluechips for cheap on the dip). My other account is mostly for shorting.

I like shorting because it's often neglected and there are some niches that are pretty easy money.

DRYS- Essentially a fraudulent company. The fact that the SEC even lets this trade is pretty remarkable to me. It follows the same general cycle of: dilute and reverse split. Seriously everything about this company is shaddy. YTD return is -99%. One share today would have been the equivalent of ~3 million shares at IPO (over 10 years ago somehow) because of the mass dilution of shares. I actually just covered my short today I opened at the beginning of the month for a 51% gain today. I've done a good bit of research on this "company" and I short it pretty much any time it reverse splits.

There are a lot of ETFs that due to leveraging and costs (being based on futures that have to roll over) have a long term tend to 0. Credit Suisse even explictly states for some funds something like 'these funds are meant for short term use. Holding for a long period of time will result in the loss of most or all of your position'

Which means: short. I usually short the volatility indexes after a big spike in volatility.

I can go on on some of these if anyone wants, but if people don't like shorting I don't want to type too much.

Also if people are just starting out and want me to explain anything I said terminology wise I'd be happy to.
 

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Another intriguing stock to me right now is Fitbit - it's currently trading at like 5.00?

It must be horribly run because it was decently expensive at one point. I think there is some value there. I'll be watching closely to see if they can turn it around - I'll probably buy some shares just based on the price alone but I'll have to look into the financials a bit before hand.

It's seemingly similar to GoPro in it's just been horribly mismanaged.
 

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Fitbit is an absolute pass for me. The same thing can be replicated for much cheaper and most smart watches now track steps making their core product obsolete. They also don't really compete in the smart watch market compared to apple, samsung, garmin, and motorola. I look at it the same as I look at GoPro. Sinking.

The stocks I am currently interested in and am in the process of doing DD on are the following:

1) Tencent
2) Alibaba
3) Shopify
4) Nakd
5) Intel

I will post more as I get close to entering. I have made about 5k day trading Nakd (on merger news) but now that the merger has been announced for October it has dropped like a rock. I'm trying to figure out if now is a good time to enter and hold.
 

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8% rebound already today for Fitbit... I'm not sure what to make of this company. Going to dig in later before the Cavs game and see what I can figure out.
 

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I hear a lot of little kids talking about shopify. People selling their own stuff. I think it makes sense more than say etsy. Millenials are really into it

I bought some scotts turf builder smg because they are very into being THE fertilizer company for the growing Marijuana business. This is shrewd IMO because they are not selling the actual product, but are a legit company that will be involved.
 

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Ethereum.

A more viable crypto-currency than bit coin.
 

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$DCTH - Delcath Systems Inc.

Started at $0.02, is up 700% since Monday to $0.29 today pre-market. This stock has been going nuts. They have until August 17 I believe to get to $1.00, and a 6 month extension after that if they'd like in order to stay listed. Had a reverse stock split denied recently.

Going to dump some cash into this today for the possibility of the MASSIVE gains. Some are ultra-bullish that this will be at $1.00 by next week.

I know, I know. It's ultra speculative Bio-Tech, but I'm 24 so I think taking on a lot of risk now to try and grow my fund is the way to go. I have my whole life to make this cash back if we crash. Has been a fun ride so far. Learned quite a lesson yesterday.
 
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I've shifted around my porfolio a little bit and plan to hold these for the next 10-15 years (while obviously keeping an eye on them)

Stock picks - (hold anywhere from 3k to 8k in them):
JD (chose this over Baba and Tencent)
Shopify
Dollar General
Apple
Netflix
Costco (has a better moat then people are giving them credit for)


ETFs (3-10k):
VIS (Aerospace and Defense)
VIG (dividend appreciation)
VDC (consumer stables)
VGT (tech)

Mutual Funds -90% of my portfolio:
VTSAX (Total US Stock - 50%)
VGTSX (Total International Stock - 40%)
VBMFX (total bond - 10%)

All of my 401k gets parked into the S&P500 as its the only low cost option that I am offered.
 

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I'm not sure I would recommend investing in penny stocks to anyone under any circumstances. Good luck.
 

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I'm not sure I would recommend investing in penny stocks to anyone under any circumstances. Good luck.
Nor would I. I'm not playing with much money here though.

Well, a decent chunk for a recent college grad.
 

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$DCTH - Delcath Systems Inc.

Started at $0.02, is up 700% since Monday to $0.29 today pre-market. This stock has been going nuts. They have until August 17 I believe to get to $1.00, and a 6 month extension after that if they'd like in order to stay listed. Had a reverse stock split denied recently.

Going to dump some cash into this today for the possibility of the MASSIVE gains. Some are ultra-bullish that this will be at $1.00 by next week.

I know, I know. It's ultra speculative Bio-Tech, but I'm 24 so I think taking on a lot of risk now to try and grow my fund is the way to go. I have my whole life to make this cash back if we crash. Has been a fun ride so far. Learned quite a lesson yesterday.
Looks like a classic Pump & Dump to be honest...don't invest anything you aren't prepared to lose. Hope i'm wrong and you make a fortune. Good luck!
 

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$DCTH - Delcath Systems Inc.

Started at $0.02, is up 700% since Monday to $0.29 today pre-market. This stock has been going nuts. They have until August 17 I believe to get to $1.00, and a 6 month extension after that if they'd like in order to stay listed. Had a reverse stock split denied recently.

Going to dump some cash into this today for the possibility of the MASSIVE gains. Some are ultra-bullish that this will be at $1.00 by next week.

I know, I know. It's ultra speculative Bio-Tech, but I'm 24 so I think taking on a lot of risk now to try and grow my fund is the way to go. I have my whole life to make this cash back if we crash. Has been a fun ride so far. Learned quite a lesson yesterday.
I got in at $0.239 this morning.

Stock dove to $0.19, where I thought about buying more. Didn't.

Stock closed at $0.236 and is currently trading .244 After Hours. So essentially I missed out on almost 30% profits if I had bought the dip. They're releasing Phase II trial information next week. As well as phase III in a month. I think this stock has a chance to get to $0.50.

(Purely speculative still)
 

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I've shifted around my porfolio a little bit and plan to hold these for the next 10-15 years (while obviously keeping an eye on them)

Stock picks - (hold anywhere from 3k to 8k in them):
JD (chose this over Baba and Tencent)
Shopify
Dollar General
Apple
Netflix
Costco (has a better moat then people are giving them credit for)


ETFs (3-10k):
VIS (Aerospace and Defense)
VIG (dividend appreciation)
VDC (consumer stables)
VGT (tech)

Mutual Funds -90% of my portfolio:
VTSAX (Total US Stock - 50%)
VGTSX (Total International Stock - 40%)
VBMFX (total bond - 10%)

All of my 401k gets parked into the S&P500 as its the only low cost option that I am offered.
I love Shopify.

Why don't you do more picks of your own? A lot of mutual funds there, I feel like that's a bit overkill on diversification.

Do you mind sharing your Annual Return?
 

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