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Subject: Re: Why not MSFT? Date: 8/26/2005 11:30 AM
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I can't advise you on MSFT. I don't own any and it is not on my radar.

I do, however, have a strong opinion as respects diversification. I personally would not feel comfortable increasing my position in any stock that is 17% of my portfolio. There are many good dividend paying stocks out there and since bad things can happen to good companies (Merck), I try to spread my risk with not only various stocks but in several industries.

I believe good dividend paying stock, compounding in DRIP, is the way to go. I prefer to invest in a company that not only has a solid balance sheet but increases dividends regularly. You won't get rich quick, but hopefully over time you will accumulate a nice nest egg.

Just an opinion......
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