Below are stocks I currently own in my personal portfolio, as well as the price I paid, the date I bought them, and their current value. This isn’t a selective group of winners: With the exception of my retirement accounts, this is all the stocks I own.
IMPORTANT: THESE ARE NOT STOCK RECOMMENDATIONS! The stocks you buy should be a reflection of your net worth, your age, your tolerance for risk, your liquidity needs and a host of other factors. The stocks below are suitable for me, but they may not be for you. In short, don’t even think of suing me if these picks don’t work out. Do your own research and make your own informed decisions!
The reason I’m putting this portfolio online is that I believe those in the business of offering financial advice to others should be accountable – willing to put their money where their mouth is. As far as how much of my net worth the stocks below represent, that I won’t disclose. But I will say it’s not “play money”: It’s a significant portion of my savings.
A couple of other things: First, I’m an investor, not a trader. In my opinion, trying to time the market is a fool’s game. These are long-term investments – most of these stocks I intend to hold for years, not months, and certainly not days. So don’t expect to see a lot of activity. Also, I periodically update the quantity and average price paid due to reinvested dividends. That explains the weird number of shares.
The shares you see below includes purchases and all reinvested dividends as of September 11, 2012. I don’t update them often. But whenever I buy or sell stocks, I’ll write an article explaining what I did and why.
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Stocks I Own
|Cliffs Natural Resources||5/6/09||387.465||26.09|
|Ford Motor Co||8/18/11||522.780||10.49|
|Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold||5/6/09||231.113||27.38|
|SPDR Gold Shares||3/18/09||100||88.87|
Stocks I've Sold
|Name||Bought||Sold||Shares||Price||Paid||Sold At||Final Value||Gain/Loss|
|Bank of America||12/3/08||11/23/11||400||14.44||5.19|
|Total Paid||Total Value||Total Gain/Loss|