A Trip Down Memory Lane

The First 10 Years

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Way back in 1999 I threw $3,000 into a mutual fund, but it wasn’t until ten years later that I officially became a retail investorβ€”πŸ‘‹ hey Scottradeβ€”and the rest is history.

My goal every year was to find one stock that would double in value in twenty years or less. That’s it. That’s was my goal. Ten years later, I’m way ahead of schedule.


January 16, 2019: The New York Times

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New York Times (NYT) has long been regarded within the industry as a national “newspaper of record”.

$24.87 β†’ Current Price


January 6, 2017: Apple

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Apple (AAPL) is a technology company that specializes in consumer electronics, computer software and online services.

$29.33 β†’ Current Price


January 25, 2016: Visa

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Visa (V) is a multinational financial services corporation that facilitates electronic funds transfers throughout the world, most commonly through Visa-branded credit cards, debit cards and prepaid cards.

$72.27 β†’ Current Price


January 27, 2012: Ford

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Ford (F) is a multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, United States.

$12.37 β†’ Current Price


January 19, 2011: General Electric

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General Electric (GE) operates in sectors including aviation, power, renewable energy, digital industry, weapons manufacturing, locomotives, and venture capital and finance, but has since divested from several areas, now primarily consisting of the first four segments.

$141.89 – $193.02 +36%


January 20, 2010: Coca~Cola

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Coca Cola (KO) is a multinational beverage corporation in the manufacturing, retailing, and marketing of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups, and alcoholic beverages.

$28.09 β†’ Current Price


January 9, 2009: Baidu

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Baidu (BIDU) is a Chinese multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related products, services and artificial intelligence.

$12.32 β†’Β Current Price