if you could invest in stocks only and you had say 1 million dollars?

and you had 100 companies to choose and only 100 what companies what they be

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  • 1 decade ago
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    AA

    AAPL

    ABC

    ABI

    ABK

    ABT

    ACAS

    ACE

    ACS

    ADBE

    ADI

    ADM

    ADP

    ADSK

    AEE

    AEP

    AES

    AET

    AFL

    AGN

    AIG

    AIV

    AIZ

    AKAM

    ALL

    ALTR

    AMAT

    AMD

    AMZN

    AXP

    BA

    BAC

    BF.B

    BK

    BOH

    BUD

    C

    CAT

    CME

    COH

    DD

    DE

    DIS

    EBAY

    ERTS

    F

    FDX

    GE

    GIS

    GM

    GOOG

    GS

    HD

    HMC

    HON

    HPQ

    IBM

    INTC

    IYH

    IYY

    JNJ

    JNJ

    JPM

    KFT

    KO

    KOF

    LUV

    M

    M

    MCD

    MMM

    MO

    MRK

    MSFT

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    NSANY

    NT

    NYX

    PFE

    PG

    PNC

    QCOM

    QQQQ

    RL

    SBUX

    T

    TIF

    TOL

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    VZ

    WMT

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  • 1 decade ago

    It depends where you are and if you are an active investor or not? If you are a lazy investor just buy the all constituents of an index such as the DOW, DAX, SMI or FTSE. Over time these have given a positive return and would be better than investing in a tracker fund where you would have fees to pay.

    If you want to mimic a tracker fund then just buy the top 30% by weighting which will give you about 90% of the FTSE perfromance for example.

    But beware, being a lazy investor can be costly. If you tracked the FTSE for example you would have lost heavily with Northern Rock.

    I don't think anyone can objectively say which companies to buy, or not, since we just do not know how they will perfrom longterm, hence diversity. Despite the problems, I think it will soon be time to buy banks. Not just yet, wait for more blood to spilt.

    The best thing is probably to do your own research, using for example, Yahoo Finance, or other such sites and put together your own portfolio.

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