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Author: davidcaruso Three stars, 500 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 74759  
Subject: picking just a few stocks Date: 9/22/2003 12:51 PM
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So I agree that I do not have time to follow a portfolio full of stocks; however, I think that there are a few companies that I do follow and would like to invest in as well. I know this is known as "Love the conpany, like/love the stock."

My personal examples are:

- Apple Computer (AAPL)
- Starbucks Coffee (SBUX)
- Target (TGT)

My interest in in these companies goes beyond just enjoying the products and is more based on the fact that I see the business model they are following as one that will still be viable and profitable in 20-30 years. This being the primary reason to invest I am looking both for specific input on my stocks of choice (I know TGT was a better buy at $29 than $39 but is it still worth it?) and general input on the notion that if you think the company will be around in 20 years, why not buy the stock now.

DC
--Formulating investment ideas at 29 and hoping they will pay off at 72 (planned age at retirement)
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