June 22, 2006

Back on the blogging horse

I really need to do a better job blogging more regularly. I'm going to try really hard to write every day for the next week. We'll see how that goes.

Anyhow, today, I will regale you with tales of my investing. I bought some stock the past two weeks; the first individual stocks I've ever owned, so it's a big time. I already had owned an index fund tracking the S&P 500 plus what was in my 401(k). I bought a subscription to the Motley Fool Stock Advisor, and they're helping me pick with their two picks per month (plus past recommendations). Here's what I've got so far (the links are to each company's page on Yahoo! Finance):
Shuffle Master - one of TMF's June picks, they make casino equipment
Netflix - one of their July picks, they're projected to gain 25% more subscribers per year for a while
Starbucks - a market giant just getting into China
eBay - they have no competition and get more popular every day
HRPT Properties Trust - an REIT that invests in office buildings that is currently paying an 8% dividend

This might not be the best market right now, but we're in it for the long haul.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think someone bought me stock in starbucks for graduation... I think they did it more to be funny because my 15 cups of coffee from there a week probably pays someone's salary, but it's nice to know that they are actually a worthwhile investment.

- Brooke