Alphabet Inc. / Google

GOOG-Q

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HOLD
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July 16, 2020

Online advertising is a continuing trend. She's chosen Alphabet instead of FB, which has to keep spending money to deal with these regulatory issues. You want a very strong balance sheet. Alphabet has net cash, so they have more cash than debt and can fund their own growth.

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Online advertising is a continuing trend. She's chosen Alphabet instead of FB, which has to keep spending money to deal with these regulatory issues. You want a very strong balance sheet. Alphabet has net cash, so they have more cash than debt and can fund their own growth.

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PAST TOP PICK
July 15, 2020
(A Top Pick Jul 22/19, Up 34%) His price target is $1550. The third largest holding in his portfolio. He will begin to take it off it if goes above his price target, but he wouldn't sell all of it. 82% of their revenue comes from advertising. He continues to like it as they are the third largest provider of cloud services, along with devices/cell phones and autonomous driving. Still a buy and hold for everyone's portfolio.
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(A Top Pick Jul 22/19, Up 34%) His price target is $1550. The third largest holding in his portfolio. He will begin to take it off it if goes above his price target, but he wouldn't sell all of it. 82% of their revenue comes from advertising. He continues to like it as they are the third largest provider of cloud services, along with devices/cell phones and autonomous driving. Still a buy and hold for everyone's portfolio.
BUY
BUY
July 13, 2020
A core holding he still likes. They dominate internet search. They could float YouTube itself for a huge amount. Yes, Google has done well, but he will hold this for a long, long time unless something dramatic happens.
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A core holding he still likes. They dominate internet search. They could float YouTube itself for a huge amount. Yes, Google has done well, but he will hold this for a long, long time unless something dramatic happens.
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
July 8, 2020

Warren Buffet has 43% of his portfolio in APPL. APPL is a wonderful brand and strong company. He does not own it today. What worries him a little is that more than half of their revenues come from iPhone sales. They are diversifying, but it will take time. People are tending to keep their phones a year or two longer today it seems. The valuation has made it quite expensive. He would wait for a pullback or consider V, GOOG or MSFT. Warren Buffet must have some amazing incite to take on that concentration in the portfolio.

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Warren Buffet has 43% of his portfolio in APPL. APPL is a wonderful brand and strong company. He does not own it today. What worries him a little is that more than half of their revenues come from iPhone sales. They are diversifying, but it will take time. People are tending to keep their phones a year or two longer today it seems. The valuation has made it quite expensive. He would wait for a pullback or consider V, GOOG or MSFT. Warren Buffet must have some amazing incite to take on that concentration in the portfolio.

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PAST TOP PICK
June 24, 2020
(A Top Pick Jun 11/19, Up 35%) She continues to hold it. Tech stocks have been leading the rally. She would not put new capital in at these valuation levels. Wait for a pullback. It has $162 per share of cash, which implies a price of 25 times 2021 earnings -- reasonable, but not cheap.
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(A Top Pick Jun 11/19, Up 35%) She continues to hold it. Tech stocks have been leading the rally. She would not put new capital in at these valuation levels. Wait for a pullback. It has $162 per share of cash, which implies a price of 25 times 2021 earnings -- reasonable, but not cheap.
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PAST TOP PICK
June 17, 2020
(A Top Pick May 30/19, Up 28%) He continues to like it. The company dominates the market. It is not trading at massive market multiple. It has a sizable growth outlook, so it warrants the premium. They are monetizing investments of the past.
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(A Top Pick May 30/19, Up 28%) He continues to like it. The company dominates the market. It is not trading at massive market multiple. It has a sizable growth outlook, so it warrants the premium. They are monetizing investments of the past.
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TOP PICK
June 12, 2020
Still green shoot opportunities. It has been a vital service in how we manage our lives. Bottom line, it has 25% earnings growth and trades at 35 times earnings. On a price to growth it is very compelling. People assume it has run away from them, but he feels it is still going higher. Yield 0% (Analysts’ price target is $1506.67)
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Still green shoot opportunities. It has been a vital service in how we manage our lives. Bottom line, it has 25% earnings growth and trades at 35 times earnings. On a price to growth it is very compelling. People assume it has run away from them, but he feels it is still going higher. Yield 0% (Analysts’ price target is $1506.67)
WATCH
WATCH
June 8, 2020
It has not been a value stock by any means. With the economic slowdown and its big advertising component then it could be an opportunity in the future. It will retain its dominance in online advertising.
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It has not been a value stock by any means. With the economic slowdown and its big advertising component then it could be an opportunity in the future. It will retain its dominance in online advertising.
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PAST TOP PICK
May 8, 2020
(A Top Pick Jun 14/19, Up 27%) He would buy it again here. It is now above his model price to buy at this time. It has monopoly type earnings. With interest rates staying near zero, it should continue to see increases in their valuation.
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(A Top Pick Jun 14/19, Up 27%) He would buy it again here. It is now above his model price to buy at this time. It has monopoly type earnings. With interest rates staying near zero, it should continue to see increases in their valuation.
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PAST TOP PICK
May 6, 2020
(A Top Pick Apr 17/19, Up 9%) Always a Top Pick for him. Even during these uncertain times there Q1 performance is still great. His target is $1555. They just reported search activity is up hugely and they have massive increase in cloud services (up over 50%). Ad revenues are down a bit, but will great again when things get turned back on. He would buy on weakness down at $1200 and then $1100.
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(A Top Pick Apr 17/19, Up 9%) Always a Top Pick for him. Even during these uncertain times there Q1 performance is still great. His target is $1555. They just reported search activity is up hugely and they have massive increase in cloud services (up over 50%). Ad revenues are down a bit, but will great again when things get turned back on. He would buy on weakness down at $1200 and then $1100.
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
May 5, 2020
He follows it. Has never owned this. They have a wide moat, dominating live internet searches. Q1 results are benign (and Google has weathered this storm), but the next two quarters may be disappointing because advertising will decline. If you own this, hold on. If not, but when Q2 and Q3 results come out; Google stocks should decline then.
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He follows it. Has never owned this. They have a wide moat, dominating live internet searches. Q1 results are benign (and Google has weathered this storm), but the next two quarters may be disappointing because advertising will decline. If you own this, hold on. If not, but when Q2 and Q3 results come out; Google stocks should decline then.
BUY
BUY
May 4, 2020
He likes it and started buying it. How is advertising to impact Google? They say very little. He expects revenue growth this quarter. He looks to see them improving their capital allocation.
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He likes it and started buying it. How is advertising to impact Google? They say very little. He expects revenue growth this quarter. He looks to see them improving their capital allocation.
COMMENT
COMMENT
April 29, 2020

He does not own FB. He prefers GOOG, which has a stronger financial position and has a better advertising revenue model. Online advertising cuts will impact both of these companies, however. He thinks GOOG will remain profitable going forward.

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He does not own FB. He prefers GOOG, which has a stronger financial position and has a better advertising revenue model. Online advertising cuts will impact both of these companies, however. He thinks GOOG will remain profitable going forward.

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PAST TOP PICK
April 15, 2020
(A Top Pick May 02/19, Up 7%) He liked it when it was depressed following the regulatory resistance it was facing. It trades at 20 times 2021 earnings. It will get through this crisis and their growth will accelerate afterwards. You could still continue to buy.
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(A Top Pick May 02/19, Up 7%) He liked it when it was depressed following the regulatory resistance it was facing. It trades at 20 times 2021 earnings. It will get through this crisis and their growth will accelerate afterwards. You could still continue to buy.
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WATCH
April 13, 2020
The shorter term risk is the on-line advertising market which will get hit with the economic slowdown. He thinks it is a great story longer term.
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The shorter term risk is the on-line advertising market which will get hit with the economic slowdown. He thinks it is a great story longer term.
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WATCH
April 7, 2020

He's moved to the sidelines on Google, because ads are their primary revenues. In every recession, ad revenues fall hard. He owns Amazon, which already earns ad revenues. It's early to get exposure to advertising, because ad budgets may get cut in the near term. But if this is a short recession that'll end in the summer, then the market may be looking past the recession already.

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He's moved to the sidelines on Google, because ads are their primary revenues. In every recession, ad revenues fall hard. He owns Amazon, which already earns ad revenues. It's early to get exposure to advertising, because ad budgets may get cut in the near term. But if this is a short recession that'll end in the summer, then the market may be looking past the recession already.

COMMENT
COMMENT
April 1, 2020

GOOG vs MSFT? The challenge with GOOG is that 40-50% ad spend comes from small businesses. He expects small business will be struggling for revenue for the next few months. He would not be a buyer of GOOG. He does not own MSFT, but would prefer them over GOOG. MSFT has a very successful cloud service and he sees Teams being a good add to their revenue right now.

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GOOG vs MSFT? The challenge with GOOG is that 40-50% ad spend comes from small businesses. He expects small business will be struggling for revenue for the next few months. He would not be a buyer of GOOG. He does not own MSFT, but would prefer them over GOOG. MSFT has a very successful cloud service and he sees Teams being a good add to their revenue right now.

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COMMENT
March 20, 2020

Holding cash, now what? It is difficult not knowing what the investor's needs are. You really should partner with a professional. Consider taking a wider portfolio approach. Longer term, he likes FB and GOOG. A sector that will benefit over the next decade.

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Holding cash, now what? It is difficult not knowing what the investor's needs are. You really should partner with a professional. Consider taking a wider portfolio approach. Longer term, he likes FB and GOOG. A sector that will benefit over the next decade.

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PAST TOP PICK
March 20, 2020
(A Top Pick Sep 27/19, Down 9%) Still a Top Pick for him. He likes these types of networks that keeps consumers in their "eco-system". It is another way to play AI as well.
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(A Top Pick Sep 27/19, Down 9%) Still a Top Pick for him. He likes these types of networks that keeps consumers in their "eco-system". It is another way to play AI as well.
BUY
BUY
March 20, 2020

TFSA? The volatility across markets is extremely high right now. Over the next 12 months, he is liking the risk-return prospects now. The market could still go lower from here. Don't max out your investments now, begin in pieces. FB, GOOG and AAPL are good places to begin.

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TFSA? The volatility across markets is extremely high right now. Over the next 12 months, he is liking the risk-return prospects now. The market could still go lower from here. Don't max out your investments now, begin in pieces. FB, GOOG and AAPL are good places to begin.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
March 20, 2020
With all the uncertainty in the market, he is a little concerned that advertising revenues may fall for the next while. That said, it is a major driver still in online advertising. Regulatory risk seems to have gone out the window near term. It is hard to punish them right now with all the utility they are bringing to consumers at the moment. Yield 0% (Analysts’ price target is $1570.18)
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With all the uncertainty in the market, he is a little concerned that advertising revenues may fall for the next while. That said, it is a major driver still in online advertising. Regulatory risk seems to have gone out the window near term. It is hard to punish them right now with all the utility they are bringing to consumers at the moment. Yield 0% (Analysts’ price target is $1570.18)
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PAST TOP PICK
March 11, 2020

(A Top Pick May 23/19, Up 9%) He still loves the company and uses their tools everyday. They will be hit as advertisement hits will likely slow -- think travel ads. You could buy on a dip here.

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(A Top Pick May 23/19, Up 9%) He still loves the company and uses their tools everyday. They will be hit as advertisement hits will likely slow -- think travel ads. You could buy on a dip here.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
March 11, 2020
Use market dislocations to buy the world's best companies. Good growth rate. Global goliath, not going away. No dividend. (Analysts’ price target is $1623.64)
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Use market dislocations to buy the world's best companies. Good growth rate. Global goliath, not going away. No dividend. (Analysts’ price target is $1623.64)
COMMENT
COMMENT
March 5, 2020
Higher valuation name with a significant run. In a decline, you buy a portion. Weight for a high valuation stock is typically 1%. Trim back if it gets to 3-4%.
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Higher valuation name with a significant run. In a decline, you buy a portion. Weight for a high valuation stock is typically 1%. Trim back if it gets to 3-4%.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 20, 2020

There are always rumours about GOOG-Q acquiring TESLA. Don't buy GOOG-Q for this. Buy it for their expertise. There is a lot of money sloshing around in the market. There is nothing technically wrong with Google but he would not buy it because it is not seasonally strong.

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There are always rumours about GOOG-Q acquiring TESLA. Don't buy GOOG-Q for this. Buy it for their expertise. There is a lot of money sloshing around in the market. There is nothing technically wrong with Google but he would not buy it because it is not seasonally strong.

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PAST TOP PICK
February 13, 2020
(A Top Pick Feb 13/19, Up 34%) Get their money through online advertising, which is growing. Lots of cash on balance sheet. Valuation high right now, so wait for a pullback.
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(A Top Pick Feb 13/19, Up 34%) Get their money through online advertising, which is growing. Lots of cash on balance sheet. Valuation high right now, so wait for a pullback.
BUY
BUY
February 6, 2020
Recent numbers were soft. New CEO, greater transparency. You want to own it, as it will benefit from election advertising. Core businesses continue to do well. Hurdles when it comes to regulation. Incredibly well run, cash flow grows rapidly. Recent numbers were soft. New CEO, greater transparency. You want to own it, as it will benefit from election advertising. Core businesses continue to do well. Hurdles when it comes to regulation.
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Recent numbers were soft. New CEO, greater transparency. You want to own it, as it will benefit from election advertising. Core businesses continue to do well. Hurdles when it comes to regulation. Incredibly well run, cash flow grows rapidly. Recent numbers were soft. New CEO, greater transparency. You want to own it, as it will benefit from election advertising. Core businesses continue to do well. Hurdles when it comes to regulation.
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
February 5, 2020
He holds this and really likes it. Although they missed their last earnings, he is still impressed with their 20% annual growth. He likes the management team and expects to see some external partners join with them. YouTube revenues are now 9 times the original value of the company. They continue to help consumers. His concern is the market overall. He would wait to buy if the market offers the opportunity.
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He holds this and really likes it. Although they missed their last earnings, he is still impressed with their 20% annual growth. He likes the management team and expects to see some external partners join with them. YouTube revenues are now 9 times the original value of the company. They continue to help consumers. His concern is the market overall. He would wait to buy if the market offers the opportunity.
WAIT
WAIT
January 27, 2020
He had trimmed his position a bit. They are almost the utility of the Internet. The long term trends are still very much in place. He likes it as a long term investment. Take a pause and see if we get a market correction and then pick some up.
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He had trimmed his position a bit. They are almost the utility of the Internet. The long term trends are still very much in place. He likes it as a long term investment. Take a pause and see if we get a market correction and then pick some up.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 27, 2020
The chart is going up with periods of volatility. It could return to the $1,400 trend line. Don't enter it now. Could be frothy. Wait for earnings.
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The chart is going up with periods of volatility. It could return to the $1,400 trend line. Don't enter it now. Could be frothy. Wait for earnings.
BUY
BUY
January 21, 2020
Google is still expanding their tech into our daily lives, globally. They have a great growth runway ahead.
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Google is still expanding their tech into our daily lives, globally. They have a great growth runway ahead.
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
January 14, 2020
It's had a good run in the past year and likes it. Now, she's waiting for a pullback before adding more. Earnings season is coming, so let's see the results.
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It's had a good run in the past year and likes it. Now, she's waiting for a pullback before adding more. Earnings season is coming, so let's see the results.
STRONG BUY
STRONG BUY
January 14, 2020
A super company, a benchmark. It's the dominant search engine. He hopes they will focus more on profits, share buybacks and introduce a dividend. They grow at double-digits relentless. He'll continue to buy even given its remarkable run. He doesn't know how the US government will break up these tech giants.
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A super company, a benchmark. It's the dominant search engine. He hopes they will focus more on profits, share buybacks and introduce a dividend. They grow at double-digits relentless. He'll continue to buy even given its remarkable run. He doesn't know how the US government will break up these tech giants.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 10, 2020

(A Top Pick Jan 18/19, Up 30%) Bought it when the market was too cautious. So many reasons to like this: ongoing revenues from Google search; value creation with Maps and Waymo; ad growth; free cash flow is returning. He see 70% EPS growth at 22x PE. This is better than even MSFT.

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(A Top Pick Jan 18/19, Up 30%) Bought it when the market was too cautious. So many reasons to like this: ongoing revenues from Google search; value creation with Maps and Waymo; ad growth; free cash flow is returning. He see 70% EPS growth at 22x PE. This is better than even MSFT.

BUY
BUY
January 9, 2020
It is a very strong business and how could someone disrupt it. Self driving cars will be driven by self-driving adverting data.
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It is a very strong business and how could someone disrupt it. Self driving cars will be driven by self-driving adverting data.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 20, 2019
They have truly professional management that grows revenues at 18-20% annual. They are spending $20 billion on research. At 20 times earnings this is a very good long term holding as their projects begin to pay off. Yield 0% (Analysts’ price target is $1453.53)
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They have truly professional management that grows revenues at 18-20% annual. They are spending $20 billion on research. At 20 times earnings this is a very good long term holding as their projects begin to pay off. Yield 0% (Analysts’ price target is $1453.53)