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Happy Easter and Passover 2021 to my fellow Motley Fool and Gorilla Game investors!!!

This post is a continuation of highlighting the post from March 16, 2008 when LifeForce (last having been seen registered as LifeForceDancr and or Elmer Fudd) wrote:

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.

And so it has. The Gorilla Game board updates are being kept by me here at the Fool to indefinitely remind us to stick to basic investing principles. In this case, the principle of investing in good companies for the long term utilizing buy and hold strategies.

Updated prices for the morning of April 5, 2021 to continue the reminder for the longer term.

Below shows the latest update for start of April '21. Share price appreciation alone - not accounting for dividends paid on those stocks that pay dividends. Including the dividends would increase the total return investing for the following stocks: MSFT, AAPL, QCOM, NVDA, INTC, ORCL:

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

AMZN 4/5/21 = $3191.00
AMZN 11/25/20 = $3181.19
AMZN 6/9/20 = $2613.90
AMZN 1/17/20 = $1866.74
Up 70.9% since January 17, 2020
Up 4696.3% since 3/16/08

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

INTC 4/5/21 = $65.47
INTC 11/25/20 = $47.08
INTC 6/9/20 = $63.27
INTC 1/17/20 = $59.31
Up 10.3% since January 17, 2020
Up 84.3% since 3/16/08

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

MSFT 4/5/21 = $245.26
MSFT 11/25/20 = $213.90
MSFT 6/9/20 = $190.46
MSFT 1/17/20 = $165.74
Up 47.9% since January 17, 2020
Up 909.6% since 3/16/08

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

GOOGL 4/5/21 = $2181.31
GOOGL 11/25/20 = $1768.85
GOOGL 6/9/20 = $1459.53
GOOGL 1/17/20 = $1462.04
Up 49.1% since January 17, 2020
Up 937.9% since 3/16/08

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

NVDA 4/5/21 = $553.39
NVDA 11/25/20 = $529.09
NVDA 6/9/20 = $360.79
NVDA 1/17/20 = $247.89
Up 123.2% since January 17, 2020
Up 3241.7% since 3/16/08

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

ORCL 4/5/21 = $72.63
ORCL 11/25/20 = $57.43
ORCL 6/9/20 = $54.24
ORCL 1/17/20 = $55.04
Up 31.9% since January 17, 2020
Up 318.3% since 3/16/08

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

QCOM 4/5/21 = $139.41
QCOM 11/25/20 = $145.41
QCOM 6/9/20 = $89.83
QCOM 1/17/20 = $95.44
Up 46.0% since January 17, 2020
Up 352.1% since 3/16/08.

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

CRM 4/5/21 = $221.17
CRM 11/25/20 = $254.12
CRM 6/9/20 = $174.55
CRM 1/17/20 = $181.98
Up 21.5% since January 17, 2020
Up 1493.4% since 3/16/08

AAPL on that date closed at $4.05 on 3/16/08 ($39.75 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $48.77*

AAPL 4/5/21 = $125.09
AAPL 11/25/20 = $116.15 (Accounts for the 4 for 1 split)
AAPL 6/9/20 = $86.08
AAPL 1/17/20 = $78.95
Up 58.4% since January 17, 2020
Up 2988.6% since 3/16/08

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

NFLX 4/5/21 = $540.00
NFLX 11/25/20 = $483.45
NFLX 6/9/20 = $434.43
NFLX 1/17/20 = $338.28
Up 59.6% since January 17, 2020
Up 11136.4% since 3/16/08

FB closed at $38.23 on 5/18/12($188 3/5/18) 3/21/19 = $166.08

FB 4/5/21 = $305.34
FB 11/25/20 = $275.77
FB 6/9/20 = $238.82
FB 1/17/20 = $221.16
Up 38.0% since January 17, 2020
Up 698.6% since 5/18/12


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

BRKB 4/5/21 = $261.95
BRKB 11/25/20 = $233.10
BRDK 6/9/20 = $196.05
BRKB 1/17/20 = $231.58
Up 13.1% since January 17, 2020
Up 208.5% since 3/16/08

*Added an asterisk to denote the companies paying dividends.

On average, the Gorillas are up 2441.56% on share price alone compared to Berkshire's 208.5% gain since Lifeforce's post on March 16, 2008. That does not include all the dividends paid along the way for the Gorilla stocks that pay dividends (Apple, Intel, Oracle, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Nvidia).

S&P 500 on 3/16/08 = 1288.14
S&P 500 on 1/17/20 = 3329.62
S&P 500 on 11/25/20 = 3627.29 [Up 8.9% since 1/17/20, Up 181.59% since 3/16/08]
s&P 500 on 4/5/21 = 4057.78 [Up since 21.8% 1/17/20, Up 215.0% since 3/16/08]

BRKB continues to underperform the S&P 500 and the combination of Gorillas (on share price alone)...
Up 13.1% since January 17, 2020
Up 208.5% since 3/16/08

BB

Full Disclosure: I do own individual shares in all of the stocks listed above (yes, including Berkshire Hathaway). I have been working for one of the technology companies listed above the past 3 years, and I have a daughter who works for another one of the technology companies listed above for the past 4 years.
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