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Subject:  Re: Strength of old Gorillas & power of addition Date:  1/17/2020  12:00 PM
Author:  BruceBrown Number:  8781 of 8783

To continue our look at some of the big names in technology...

LifeForceDancer made the claim on February 3rd, 2018: This is the most overvalued stock market in history. Stocks around the world began their crash today. Crickets? Just when this board starts to make a noise is when the market will get squashed again.

At the time, I replied:

Your previous post on this board was on March 16, 2008 entitled Warren Buffet Was Right where you said:

"To think that somehow the current environment is going to pan out differently in the long run is the height of foolishness. This board should be kept at the Fool indefinitely to remind us to stick to basic investing principles."


So, we keep the indefinitely up and running - or rather, alive - to see what happens. Be they basic investing principles or not.

A reminder of our look from June 1, 2018...

Updated prices for the morning of June 1, 2018...

AMZN on that date closed at $66.53 on 3/16/08 ($1408 3/5/18) 6/1/18 = $1637.14
INTC on that date closed at $35.52 on 3/16/08 ($46 3/5/18) 6/1/18 = $55.90
MSFT on that date closed at $22.15 on 3/16/08 ($90 3/5/18) 6/1/18 = $99.45
GOOGL on that date closed at $210.15 on 3/16/08 ($1103 3/5/18) 6/1/18 = $1115.13
NVDA on that date closed at $16.56 on 3/16/08 ($228 3/5/18) 6/1/18 = $254.09
ORCL on that date closed at $17.36 on 3/16/08 ($49 3/5/18) 6/1/18 = $46.99
QCOM on that date closed at $30.83 on 3/16/08 ($65 3/5/18) 6/1/18 = $58.23
CRM on that date closed at $13.88 on 3/16/08 ($108 3/5/18) 6/1/18 = $130.18
AAPL on that date closed at $16.23 on 3/16/08 ($159 3/5/18) 6/1/18 = $188.02
NFLX on that date closed at $4.71 on 3/16/08 ($263 3/5/18) 6/1/18 = $353.70
FB closed at $38.23 on 5/18/23 on 3/16/08 ($188 3/5/18) 6/1/18 = $192.63

BRKB on that date closed at $84.90 on 3/16/08 ($205.50 3/5/18) 6/1/18 = $193.37

Updated prices for the afternoon of March 21, 2019 to kick off spring.

Not too much change from last June, but here's the latest update for the start of spring '19....

AMZN on that date closed at $66.53 on 3/16/08 ($1408 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $1819.26
INTC on that date closed at $35.52 on 3/16/08 ($46 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $54.64*
MSFT on that date closed at $22.15 on 3/16/08 ($90 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $120.22*
GOOGL on that date closed at $210.15 on 3/16/08 ($1103 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $1236.13
NVDA on that date closed at $16.56 on 3/16/08 ($228 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $183.94*
ORCL on that date closed at $17.36 on 3/16/08 ($49 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $54.04*
QCOM on that date closed at $30.83 on 3/16/08 ($65 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $57.77*
CRM on that date closed at $13.88 on 3/16/08 ($108 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $166.95
AAPL on that date closed at $16.23 on 3/16/08 ($159 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $195.09*
NFLX on that date closed at $4.71 on 3/16/08 ($263 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $377.87
FB closed at $38.23 on 5/18/23 on 3/16/08 ($188 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $166.08

BRKB on that date closed at $84.90 on 3/16/08 ($205.50 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $204.43

Updated prices for the morning of January 17, 2020 to kick off the roaring 20's. ;-)

Here's the latest update for the start of '20....(share price appreciation alone - not accounting for dividends paid on those stocks that pay dividends)

AMZN on that date closed at $66.53 on 3/16/08 ($1408 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $1819.26

AMZN 1/17/20 = $1866.74
Up 2.6% since March of 2019.

INTC on that date closed at $35.52 on 3/16/08 ($46 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $54.64*

INTC 1/17/20 = $59.31
Up 8.5% since March of 2019.

MSFT on that date closed at $22.15 on 3/16/08 ($90 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $120.22*

MSFT 1/17/20 = $165.74
Up 37.8% since March of 2019.

GOOGL on that date closed at $210.15 on 3/16/08 ($1103 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $1236.13

GOOGL 1/17/20 = $1462.04
Up 18.2% since March of 2019.

NVDA on that date closed at $16.56 on 3/16/08 ($228 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $183.94*

NVDA 1/17/20 = $247.89
Up 34.7% since March of 2019.

ORCL on that date closed at $17.36 on 3/16/08 ($49 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $54.04*

ORCL 1/17/20 = $55.04
Up 1.8% since March of 2019.

QCOM on that date closed at $30.83 on 3/16/08 ($65 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $57.77*

QCOM 1/17/20 = $95.44
Up 65.2% since March of 2019.

CRM on that date closed at $13.88 on 3/16/08 ($108 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $166.95

CRM 1/17/20 = $181.98
Up 9% since March of 2019.

AAPL on that date closed at $16.23 on 3/16/08 ($159 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $195.09*

AAPL 1/17/20 = $315.82
Up 61.8% since March of 2019.

NFLX on that date closed at $4.71 on 3/16/08 ($263 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $377.87

NFLX 1/17/20 = $338.28
Down 10.4% since March of 2019.

FB closed at $38.23 on 5/18/23 on 3/16/08 ($188 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $166.08

FB 1/17/20 = $221.16
Up 33.1% since March of 2019.


BRKB on that date closed at $84.90 on 3/16/08 ($205.50 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $204.43

BRKB 1/17/20 = $231.58
Up 13.2% since March of 2019.

*Added an asterisk to denote the companies paying dividends.

In aggregate, the Gorillas are up 23.84% compared to Berkshire's 13.2% since March 21 of 2019 before accounting for dividends.
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