In annual tradition I will list all of my current investments. These really do not change significantly from year to year as I don’t do a lot of buying and selling and well now as my portfolio has grown so big the amount of money I am putting in towards new investments tends to be sort of insignificant.
As I look at my holdings at year end one thing that sticks out to me is that my largest holdings have grown as an even larger percentage of my portfolio. I think I can interpret this two ways. One would be that I have my money in the right spot as my larger holdings did better than some of my other holdings. The other and probably just as likely scenario is that darned thing called compounding. Larger number get larger. I think I am seeing this in my portfolio as my largest holdings will continue to grow by a disproportionate size in my portfolio just by the fact that they were larger to start with. Compounding truly is incredibly powerful and I am starting to see it in more and more areas in the world and realize that simply by having a larger base you have incredible advantages over things that are smaller. Size matters big time.
I have no plans currently to modify my investments despite the continued growth of many of my large investments. My top 4 investments are diversified mutual funds in my 401k which are pretty much tracking the market. The fact that they have grown to be a larger portion of my overall nestegg kind of solidifies that previous statement about compounding as I have many other investments that outperformed them but fell in overall percentage due to the effects of larger numbers getting larger.
My largest individual stock holding at the end of the year was Tesla closely followed by Netflix. Each of these is less than 8% of my nestegg and I feel very very strongly about both of these investments going forward. The next holding is a private bank located in my hometown and then Amazon rounds out the top 4 of my individual stocks that account for almost 29% of my portfolio. I feel very good about my allocation right now. One thing that is kind of strange is I actually have 1.78% ($15k) in cash right now due to the fact that Buffalo Wild Wings was bought out. Panera was another stock that dropped off my list from last year due to acquisition.
Overall I don’t see this list changing in any significant fashion in 2018
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