DDebrazza's Holdings.... Buy, Hold, and Sells

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  1. ddebrazza

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    Cryptoassets- 700$
    -400$ in BTC, 100$ in ETH, 200$ spread amongst ALGO, ADA, SOL, MATIC, DOT, OXT, DOGE, ANKR, and AMP
    *I do not plan on increasing my crypto holdings any time soon, if anything I may shift to Gold.

    STOCKS- 1800$
    BAC- Bank of America
    J- Jacobs Engineering
    F- Ford
    COLD- Americold Realty
    KKR- KKR Holdings
    BABA- Alibaba
    NKE- Nike
    WMT- Walmart
    HNST- Honest Company
    RUN- SunRun
    WISH- ContextLogic *meme stock
    GE- General Electric
    CLNE- Clean Energy Fuels *meme stock
    HOOK- Hookipa Pharma
    NRZ- New Residential Investment
    PATK- Patrick Industries
    UWMC- UWM Residential
    KULR- KULR Technology Group *purchased today at recommendation of member @2.50

    Overall I think I have done an okay job of diversifying my picks in stocks and of picking a mixture of low-risk and higher-risk stocks.

    WISHLIST/WATCHLIST-
    PTON- Peloton
    MTCH- Match.com
    BFAM- Bright Horizons
    BLDE- Blade Air Mobility
    GOLD- Barrick Gold
    TGLS- Tecnoglass
    VALE- Vale
    VVV- Valvoline
    DKNG- DraftKings
    TRMB- Trimble
    ABT- Abbott Labs
    PLD- Prologis
    DIS- Disney
    V- Visa
    PYPL- Paypal

    With the exception of maybe 2-3 off that list, that list represents stocks that I think are good for potential future growth that I will try to add to my portfolio when I am able to
    BFAM, DKNG, TGLS, and V are my favorite of that list.


    Opinions, Thoughts? Ideas? Feedback?
     
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    I like how crypto has become a staple in investment portfolios.
     
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    You really like and support people investing into various cryptoassets and DeFi/blockchain projects? or is that coated with skepticism?
     
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    Im saying that crypto is coming of age.

    DEFI has opened the doors to a trillion dollar industry that is perfect for crypto. There is obviously a lot of risk, many of the projects that exist today will not be around in 10yrs, but the ones that do survive will be massive!
     
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    Are there any specific projects that you like or see potential in?
     
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    UNI for DEFI
    VET is connected well in China
    SAND for gaming
    BCH is launching smart contracts next month
    BNB is just a powerhouse
    ETH becoming a deflationary coin with the POS update, I think it overtakes bitcoin in market cap over the next year.
    Upcoming token called INX is a SEC registered token which is a first, keeping eyes on that.
     
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    Being a commodity, I expect crypto to plummet when everyone needs to sell their holdings during the next financial crisis. I expect it to behave similar to, but more extreme than, bond ETFs which so many people consider a good choice for an "in case of emergency break glass" holding.

    I'm not negative on crypto. I just don't think it will provide emergency funding during a crisis when global cash is constrained. Hence, I don't see it as an effective hedge against financial crisis but I like how it empowers holders in other ways.


    My investing approach is radically different than yours so I am the last person who should comment but I am impressed with your portfolio. It looks like a winner to me. :thumbsup:
     
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    Thank you for the post! I agree with you that Cryptoassets are not a good hedge against the financial system/dollar. I agree with youre analysis that people would deflate it when they need their money for real life expenses.

    What is your approach?

    I really have not even developed an strategy yet. I have done my best to develop a list of stocks that I believe represent good value and opportunity for long-term growth and begun deploying my money to those stocks. I also took a portion (much too large a percentage) and invested in a number of cryptoassets.

    As briefly mentioned, I would like to get into buying/holding Gold.
     
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    The reason I like your portfolio is because you seem to have put some thought into the companies, how they will perform over time, and have considered covering multiple economic sectors. In other words, you are investing in various businesses.

    As far as I can tell, the vast majority of people buy a stock because "it's going to go up". Often, they don't have much of an idea of what the company does or what value the company might have. To me, that's gambling.

    Your approach has been proven to do well over time. Kudos to you. I look forward to following your journey.

    My approach is value investing.

    I am semi-retired. I will be fully retired in January. Suffice to say, my approach is ultra-conservative.

    To circle back to crypto, while I don't see it as a hedge against financial crisis, I do see it as a hedge against inflation and some corner cases of liquidity problems but we don't have liquidity problems anymore, so that point is moot.
     
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    Being the riskiest and most unregulated holdings, this is the way. The other side being that nothing will be able to match the returns that crypto regularly gives every few years.
     
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    Thank you for the kind words. That is precisely what I did. I evaluated every single company on that list to the best of my ability, which is very very LOW at this point. I was looking at potential for growth, past performance, and as you said, sector diversification. I also tend to have a preference towards American-based companies.

    I view crypto as a long-term, high-risk gamble as well. I will not be putting more money into the crypto-market any time soon. I will be focusing on developing my stock portfolio.

    I am glad I was able to sell Ford today when it was peaking and not take a loss. While I do believe in Ford, I was in too high, I will hopefully be able to buy back into Ford in the near future at a better price.
     
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    I return to work on Monday so I know my ability to day-trade will be taken away for the most part, so I will be looking more for long-term holds.
     
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    I bought shares in my first company in 1983. As far as I'm concerned, the first post in this thread shows more understanding and insight into companies and markets than the vast, vast majority of people I've talked to over the years who own shares of companies.

    Don't underestimate the power of a retail investor with a keen interest and methodical approach.

    Almost everyone seem to think the people on Wall Street have an advantage over retail but I believe it has been proven to be the opposite. Retail investors have an advantage, IMO. An idiot will always do poorly, in any location, but someone who fuels their investments with research is better off being away from the herd.
     
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    I expect your portfolio performance to improve dramatically on Monday.
     
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    Meaning if I just stop making moves and just continue to put money into stocks when I can afford to?

    I am a nerd and I absolutely love numbers and statistical analysis. I am just disappointed that I did not take an interest and start learning sooner. I am 33 years old. I have 2 months experience. I would love to do this as a job someday. I have so much to learn!

    Different patterns and trends have become very interesting to me and Ive been waiting to dive into this:

    https://stockaholics.net/threads/teach-me-technical-analysis.125/
     
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    I feel like it might be getting close to time to sell and dump WISH, purchased @11.07 and currently sitting at @14.57, widely considered a "meme" stock. I do not want to get greedy and watch it crash.

    What do you think of WISH and its outlook?
    WISH.png
     
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    I am feeling like a stud for picking up NKE @129$ last week, NKE up to 149.50$ (+15.75%)

    NKE is now at it's all-time high.
     
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    Moves for next week:
    POSSIBLE SELLS; CLNE, CLOV, WISH, and BitCoin (exiting the "meme" stock game as I return to work and will not have time to watch the markets)

    BUYS- MDWD (MediWound), C (CitiGroup), and ALLY (Ally Financial)
     
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    BUYS- EH (EHang) and EADSY (AirBus)
     
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    In the interest of transparency regarding my trades and my positions. I have fallen on hard times and have been forced to sell some assets. I have started with selling only stocks I have turned a profit on.

    Sells this week included WISH, CLOV (loss), NKE, BABA, J, CHWY, RUN, and EH. (25% of portfolio)

    Friday/Monday I will be forced to evaluate my positions and sell more. Likely candidates include TSLA, COLD, KURL, GOLD, DIS, ALLY, and C. (25% of portfolio)
     
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