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  • WoodyAllenForMessiah WoodyAllenForMessiah Apr 23, 1998 2:16 PM Flag

    The Big 3 Investment Strategy

    I have this theory that in 25 years when I reach 50, I will be most happy by investing in what I call the big three companies of my generation (generation X, NOT NEXT!!!!). I want to know what you guys think:

    Coke, Sony, Microsoft

    Basically I am buying all three of these, especially on days like today when they are all down, and putting the shares away for the next 25 years.

    There is no question that I want a coke product or water when I go to a restaurant. I own the following sony products: 2 computers, DVD, MD portable recordable, MD home stereo unit, MD car player, Car CD changer, TV, VCR, CD players X3, Cassette Deck, etc. And lastly, Microsoft is a no brainer based on our generations NEED for the computer, as well as improvements on existing software.

    Anyway, these are my 3 portfolio stocks. I will buy and sell others, but when it comes to retiring shares, I like to retire the big three.

    Anyone like my plan, or am I a dumbass?

    Long live COKE!!!!!!!!

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    • Your suggestions on the big 3 are not bad. However, I believe that Microsoft is going to do well for the next 5-10 years
      (easy prediction, no brainer). After that, only time will tell. Technology is a rapidly changing sector. Remember IBM and Apple?
      My suggestions remain with GE (they own something in every sector just about) and pharmaceuticals (Merck, Pfizer,
      Warner-Lambert, etc...). With the increasing aging population, Pharmaceuticals will definitely be/are a big hit for the next 10-15 years.

      Any comments???

    • I have owned Ko dis and msft for many years and have other short and long term investments !! I think the long term stategy is best for me as i have just recently sold some of my disney to pay for my sons education!!I have been in the market about 20 years and if you can wait through the bears you will win !! happy investing!!!

    • 2 other stocks you might want to hold for the next 25 years are:



    • I too like 33% of your plan, but 25 years is a long time for SNE
      and MSFT.
      MSFT didn't even exist 25 years ago. IBM dominated the computer
      industry then.
      SNE didn't dominate the consumer electronics industry 25 years
      ago. RCA did.
      Notice a pattern here? Computers and consumer electronics are
      highly competitive industries that are constantly changing.
      MSFT might be able to dominate the industry in the near future,
      but will it continue indefinitely? Who knows?

    • if it suits you it tickles me to death when you are fifty i'll be 90 so don't save it for me . i am sure you have 1/3 of it
      right . the sony and gates machine will have to keep inventing to grow its earnings once everyone on earth get an operating system
      he's got to invent something else . ko was invented over a hundred years ago and is growing like kudzu. i believe gates has over
      a hundred thousand employees thousands of them are already worth millions and a lot are retireing in their early 40's Coke has
      25 thousand employees and engineering is a no brainer. I have heard all my life that the best machine is the simpliest
      you cant get much simpler than making syrup .
      and you can't get much more complicated than microsoft. jay leno said that after gates demo on windows 98 the other day that it goes down so often that they are thinking of naming it the Monica 98.
      cu later

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