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<<Ignoring the fact that he has an agenda to promote, what do some of the people on this board due to (they hope) maximize investment returns. I started investing in 1988 and my portfolio has turned into an unweildy mess. I have drips, index funds, straight stocks, bonds, 2 401k's from different companies and a roth IRA. The drips are all with different banks, and I have the original stocks all sitting in certificate form in a safe deposit box. Talk about a guy who just went out investing with no real plan.

My portfolio is a collection like yours, including stocks that have split, been bought out, divided in multiple comapnies and whatever, plus IRAs, 401Ks, FRIPS and whatever. So it's a hodgepodge.

But it's a hodgepodge that's worked well for me. I don't feel any compelling need to rationalize it, although I do sell off small positions from time to time, and will sell off stocks when that seems like they may be overvalued substantially.

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