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Linn Energy, LLC (LINE) Message Board

  • jim_hairball jim_hairball Sep 19, 2013 6:48 PM Flag

    How much is too much?


    What percent of one's portfolio is invested in LINE/LNCO?
    I am at 11.3% and have a total of less then 1% debt to equity ratio, I own a house worth a few bucks.
    With that figured in to the equation, then the percent drops to under 5%.

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    • dfwskier Sep 20, 2013 10:36 AM Flag

      Investment advisers normally advise no more than 10 stocks because that's all that a person can really do adequate DD on. So be default a max of 10%.

    • Jim Linn is about 6% for me which probably is the highest in the mix.I want to put more money to work In the MKT but at this time I feel I have enough energy.Like most I was somewhat surprised at the Fed stance on rates.Ben wants the MKT to correct on its own accord.Lord knows the Fed doesn't want the puppet master label put on them.I would like a few more stocks but I'm waiting for a better buying op.Good luck to you

    • 1 of 10 stocks so about 10 or so percent. I'd say over 20 % in one stock is a lot, but there have been times i dumped all in in one high flyer and it can be quite a ride.

    • .4%
      Not including real estate.
      If I include that, it drops to .3%

      • 2 Replies to rlp2451
      • rip,

        The percentage should be based not on the market price but the net after tax proceeds and also one's age. I have an MLP which has returned in cash distributions about 67% of my purchase price while tripling in market value. My tax bill, including ordinary income recapture, would be about 25% of the current market price. I am elderly and can not see how I could get a replacement investment that would outperform my MLP by 33% (about the amount after tax to cover the 25% loss on sale)..
        If held until death all income taxes are forgiven

      • rlp, you are one of the most knowledable yet "cautious" investors on this board. Yet you do still hold a small stake despite your concerns. I would love to know, among likely and forseeable scenarios, what are you looking for that might cause you to buy more LINE? What would cause you to sell the entire lot?

        Thank you for taking the time on all your contributions here.

    • I am at about 6-7%, but added a little today. I will buy more on weakness. With the SEC off their backs, I think the Berry deal goes through, but just my speculation. Even at today's prices of LINE, the Berry deal makes sence as I believe the stock will move up upon merger, and because Berry holders get stock, they will participate, along with getting a 10% divi.

    • Most financial reasoning suggest no more than 5% of any one issue in a portfolio. You can't figure your percentage using your total net worth. Just your stock holdings. Of course one's risk tolerance should be taken into consideration but a safe number is 5%.

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