Alphabet Inc. / Google

GOOG-Q

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January 12, 2018

It's amazing how incredible the company has been. He wonders if there will be regulations cracking down on the kind of monopoly behaviour they have. This would have to be a lot lower in price for him to own it.

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It's amazing how incredible the company has been. He wonders if there will be regulations cracking down on the kind of monopoly behaviour they have. This would have to be a lot lower in price for him to own it.

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January 9, 2018

Feels this is one of his best ideas, and would have no hesitation in buying this, even though the fang stocks have had an amazing move. This is such a dominant business, and they have so many wonderful assets. The moat around YouTube is incredible. A very attractive stock.

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Feels this is one of his best ideas, and would have no hesitation in buying this, even though the fang stocks have had an amazing move. This is such a dominant business, and they have so many wonderful assets. The moat around YouTube is incredible. A very attractive stock.

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December 27, 2017

It’s a business he really likes. One of their favorites in the FAANG stocks. They’ve been very consistent growers and you’re still not paying up considerably to own that growth. They have a lot of different growth drivers. They are a leader in artificial intelligence. He likes their handset business which he thinks hasn’t had much attention and thinks it could eat some of Apple’s share. (Analysts’ price target $1178.)

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It’s a business he really likes. One of their favorites in the FAANG stocks. They’ve been very consistent growers and you’re still not paying up considerably to own that growth. They have a lot of different growth drivers. They are a leader in artificial intelligence. He likes their handset business which he thinks hasn’t had much attention and thinks it could eat some of Apple’s share. (Analysts’ price target $1178.)

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BUY
December 21, 2017

He likes it. Quite a good company. Has shown a long history of return on capital that’s really quite impressive. But getting slightly worse, return on capital has gone down but stock price has gone up. That would generally be counterintuitive normally. The stock would go down. But they have so much cash on their balance sheet that the returns do get dragged down. If you take out the cash all of a sudden you realize that the return on capital is outstanding. It’s a stock you have to own. It’s so good, they are changing the world, they make a ton of money.It’s an amazing company.

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He likes it. Quite a good company. Has shown a long history of return on capital that’s really quite impressive. But getting slightly worse, return on capital has gone down but stock price has gone up. That would generally be counterintuitive normally. The stock would go down. But they have so much cash on their balance sheet that the returns do get dragged down. If you take out the cash all of a sudden you realize that the return on capital is outstanding. It’s a stock you have to own. It’s so good, they are changing the world, they make a ton of money.It’s an amazing company.

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December 20, 2017

This has been very, very good. There are multiple engines in it. Doesn't think people in this age can do anything without using this. Valuation is something he has always struggled with. If it ever had a pullback, it’s something he would seriously look at.

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This has been very, very good. There are multiple engines in it. Doesn't think people in this age can do anything without using this. Valuation is something he has always struggled with. If it ever had a pullback, it’s something he would seriously look at.

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BUY
December 19, 2017

This has done extremely well on the price side, but its valuations have become less and less expensive, which means the fundamentals are growing at a faster pace than the price. Last quarter, they reported a year-over-year revenue growth of 24%.

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This has done extremely well on the price side, but its valuations have become less and less expensive, which means the fundamentals are growing at a faster pace than the price. Last quarter, they reported a year-over-year revenue growth of 24%.

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December 12, 2017

(A Top Pick Dec 14/16. Up 29%.) FANG stocks have all done quite well as a group. This has online advertising and is the leader in online search. They are going to garner a natural share of online advertising.

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(A Top Pick Dec 14/16. Up 29%.) FANG stocks have all done quite well as a group. This has online advertising and is the leader in online search. They are going to garner a natural share of online advertising.

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December 8, 2017

(A Top Pick June 19/17. Up 8%.) This offers the most compelling value of any of the FANG stocks. Trading at a little over 20X earnings, but you are getting 20% earnings growth, which is a really compelling value. This company is going to be in great shape to exploit the whole AI thing because of the amount of data they can capture.

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(A Top Pick June 19/17. Up 8%.) This offers the most compelling value of any of the FANG stocks. Trading at a little over 20X earnings, but you are getting 20% earnings growth, which is a really compelling value. This company is going to be in great shape to exploit the whole AI thing because of the amount of data they can capture.

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BUY
December 7, 2017

There is some regulatory risk in that they get so broad that regulators see it as anti competitive behavior. Regulators would mangle a high growth company like this. Right now the growth is good even if stretched. It is all working, but there is nothing new to the story. Technically it checks all the technical and fundamental boxes.

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There is some regulatory risk in that they get so broad that regulators see it as anti competitive behavior. Regulators would mangle a high growth company like this. Right now the growth is good even if stretched. It is all working, but there is nothing new to the story. Technically it checks all the technical and fundamental boxes.

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BUY
December 7, 2017

Alphabet (GOOGL-Q) or Apple (AAPL-Q)? He recently sold Apple. He likes this company. It is cheaper in terms of its PE/growth ratio and more diversified in terms of what they are doing. This is in a space that no one is going to enter anytime soon in a major way.

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Alphabet (GOOGL-Q) or Apple (AAPL-Q)? He recently sold Apple. He likes this company. It is cheaper in terms of its PE/growth ratio and more diversified in terms of what they are doing. This is in a space that no one is going to enter anytime soon in a major way.

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BUY
December 1, 2017

He likes it. There was a little pull back but not that much. Google tends to go sideways for a period of time, and then it breaks out and moves up again. It’s probably due for one of those period of consolidation, and then it could break up and move up again. For a long term buy and hold investor you’re probably good to go.

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He likes it. There was a little pull back but not that much. Google tends to go sideways for a period of time, and then it breaks out and moves up again. It’s probably due for one of those period of consolidation, and then it could break up and move up again. For a long term buy and hold investor you’re probably good to go.

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November 29, 2017

(A Top Pick Nov 23/16. Up 33%.) Involved in a couple of oligopolies, online search, online video and ad spending, and has a ton of cash they can deploy into areas that are going to grow hand over fist in the next decade. It isn’t trading at all that much of a premium to the S&P 500 in the context of its growth rate.

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(A Top Pick Nov 23/16. Up 33%.) Involved in a couple of oligopolies, online search, online video and ad spending, and has a ton of cash they can deploy into areas that are going to grow hand over fist in the next decade. It isn’t trading at all that much of a premium to the S&P 500 in the context of its growth rate.

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November 27, 2017

(A Top Pick Nov 28/16, Up 35%) They are doing well. Last quarter they had their fastest advertizing growth in 5 years. They are defying the laws of large numbers.

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(A Top Pick Nov 28/16, Up 35%) They are doing well. Last quarter they had their fastest advertizing growth in 5 years. They are defying the laws of large numbers.

COMMENT
COMMENT
November 27, 2017

One of the best companies in the world. The stock has moved up phenomenally, but is still reasonable value given all the properties they have. He is very excited about the potential of the Cloud for this company. There is a lot of opportunity for them.

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One of the best companies in the world. The stock has moved up phenomenally, but is still reasonable value given all the properties they have. He is very excited about the potential of the Cloud for this company. There is a lot of opportunity for them.

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BUY
November 13, 2017

CSU-T vs. FIH.U-T vs. GOOGL-Q. You have several different options here. He likes FIH.U-T’s exposure to India. He thinks India is one of the great overlooked growth stories. GOOGL-Q is one of the death stars. It has run to quite an extent. He thinks it has a good year to run yet. This is one that will be around in one form or another for a long time.

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CSU-T vs. FIH.U-T vs. GOOGL-Q. You have several different options here. He likes FIH.U-T’s exposure to India. He thinks India is one of the great overlooked growth stories. GOOGL-Q is one of the death stars. It has run to quite an extent. He thinks it has a good year to run yet. This is one that will be around in one form or another for a long time.

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November 10, 2017

(A Top Pick Nov 15/16. Up 35%.) The valuation is not as attractive as it was a year ago. They’re executing well. Have had over 20% revenue growth for 21 consecutive quarters. Has a lot of cash overseas, which will be a benefit if the whole US tax reform comes in for repatriation of foreign taxes.

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(A Top Pick Nov 15/16. Up 35%.) The valuation is not as attractive as it was a year ago. They’re executing well. Have had over 20% revenue growth for 21 consecutive quarters. Has a lot of cash overseas, which will be a benefit if the whole US tax reform comes in for repatriation of foreign taxes.

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November 10, 2017

On their latest report, they grew revenues 24% year-over-year. A very large company, but still growing very, very smartly. They are starting to monetize a lot of their supplementary initiatives. YouTube is really taking hold, with 1.5 billion monthly users watching at least an hour or more. A very real streaming opportunity for people in the over-the-top world in competition for eyeballs. They also have Waymo, a self driving car initiative, which is going to be amazing. Google has long been reputed to be behind the curve on the Cloud. Just as last week, they did a joint venture with salesforce.com, which is going to make a difference. At 28X earnings, this is a good solid holding for the long-term. (Analysts’ price target is $1180.)

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On their latest report, they grew revenues 24% year-over-year. A very large company, but still growing very, very smartly. They are starting to monetize a lot of their supplementary initiatives. YouTube is really taking hold, with 1.5 billion monthly users watching at least an hour or more. A very real streaming opportunity for people in the over-the-top world in competition for eyeballs. They also have Waymo, a self driving car initiative, which is going to be amazing. Google has long been reputed to be behind the curve on the Cloud. Just as last week, they did a joint venture with salesforce.com, which is going to make a difference. At 28X earnings, this is a good solid holding for the long-term. (Analysts’ price target is $1180.)

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TOP PICK
November 6, 2017

This one is a long-term hold. This and Facebook (FB-Q) own mobile advertising. They have the whole data management and derivative side. The android operating system, which they give away, runs over 60% of the world's mobile devices. That's a huge monetization value. (Analysts' Price Target is $1,100.00.)

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This one is a long-term hold. This and Facebook (FB-Q) own mobile advertising. They have the whole data management and derivative side. The android operating system, which they give away, runs over 60% of the world's mobile devices. That's a huge monetization value. (Analysts' Price Target is $1,100.00.)

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October 10, 2017

(A Top Pick May 17/17. Up 5%.) The chart is showing the stock has consolidated a little. Had a pretty great move in the first part of the year, as well as last year. The driver is still intact. Ads continue to go online. They are garnering a great share of Search. Spending in AI and everything in the background for secular drivers. He still likes this.

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(A Top Pick May 17/17. Up 5%.) The chart is showing the stock has consolidated a little. Had a pretty great move in the first part of the year, as well as last year. The driver is still intact. Ads continue to go online. They are garnering a great share of Search. Spending in AI and everything in the background for secular drivers. He still likes this.

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October 6, 2017

(A Top Pick Oct 12/16. Up 23.49%.) Still one of the great growth stories. Nobody has better data sources and the ability to get into it than this company. This is a juggernaut that is going to continue to grow good cash flow.

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(A Top Pick Oct 12/16. Up 23.49%.) Still one of the great growth stories. Nobody has better data sources and the ability to get into it than this company. This is a juggernaut that is going to continue to grow good cash flow.

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September 22, 2017

As a high-tech stock, this has very strong seasonality. It does very well from October to January, followed by another sweet spot in the spring. We are currently in the period where the stock normally doesn’t do that well. Once you get to the 2nd week in October, look for the stock to start moving higher.

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As a high-tech stock, this has very strong seasonality. It does very well from October to January, followed by another sweet spot in the spring. We are currently in the period where the stock normally doesn’t do that well. Once you get to the 2nd week in October, look for the stock to start moving higher.

Don Vialoux

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September 21, 2017

(Top Pick Oct 17/16, Up 20%) It is in the themes of cloud and search. You really want to own this one. He has a significant tech weight because there are so many secular themes here.

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(Top Pick Oct 17/16, Up 20%) It is in the themes of cloud and search. You really want to own this one. He has a significant tech weight because there are so many secular themes here.

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September 6, 2017

All the leading techs are taking a pause. He sold his holdings at around $980. The longer-term trend on this is fantastic. Thinks we are entering into one of the periods of no new highs. However, the stock has a great long-term upside. To get back into the name, he would like to see either a break-out to new highs, or he would even Buy on a test to the trend line after we get through the September nasty period.

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All the leading techs are taking a pause. He sold his holdings at around $980. The longer-term trend on this is fantastic. Thinks we are entering into one of the periods of no new highs. However, the stock has a great long-term upside. To get back into the name, he would like to see either a break-out to new highs, or he would even Buy on a test to the trend line after we get through the September nasty period.

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BUY WEAKNESS
August 29, 2017

If a long-term investor, he would not sell this, but would Hold, and if it pulls back, add more. One of the go-to names. From a technology standpoint, it has a very dominant market position. From a search and online advertising standpoint, these are trends that are poised to continue. It is not that expensive a stock. If you back out the cash, it is trading at 17 or 18 times PE multiple.

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If a long-term investor, he would not sell this, but would Hold, and if it pulls back, add more. One of the go-to names. From a technology standpoint, it has a very dominant market position. From a search and online advertising standpoint, these are trends that are poised to continue. It is not that expensive a stock. If you back out the cash, it is trading at 17 or 18 times PE multiple.

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TOP PICK
August 29, 2017

This has one of the biggest moats the world has ever seen. Digital advertising continues to see unabated growth. They have a beautiful balance sheet, and continue to generate about $25 billion a year in free cash flow. They already have $140 a share net in cash and other investments. It is inexpensive. (Analysts’ price target is $1,050.)

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This has one of the biggest moats the world has ever seen. Digital advertising continues to see unabated growth. They have a beautiful balance sheet, and continue to generate about $25 billion a year in free cash flow. They already have $140 a share net in cash and other investments. It is inexpensive. (Analysts’ price target is $1,050.)

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August 9, 2017

(A Top Pick Feb 8/17. Up 13.43%.) A 20% grower. It is amazing that a company this size can do that. It comes from the fact that it has a large pie, and 66% of ad spending is still off-line. The runway is long for them. They also have Cloud services. The knock is that they have to get other bets spending under control, it is running at $4 billion per year.

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(A Top Pick Feb 8/17. Up 13.43%.) A 20% grower. It is amazing that a company this size can do that. It comes from the fact that it has a large pie, and 66% of ad spending is still off-line. The runway is long for them. They also have Cloud services. The knock is that they have to get other bets spending under control, it is running at $4 billion per year.

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COMMENT
August 9, 2017

What is the difference between GOOGL-Q and GOOG-Q? GOOGL is the one that has the voting shares. GOOG-Q is the public vehicle and the one you want to own.

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What is the difference between GOOGL-Q and GOOG-Q? GOOGL is the one that has the voting shares. GOOG-Q is the public vehicle and the one you want to own.

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August 4, 2017

He loves this one. He has it valued at $654, and is trading at a 30% overvaluation. If it ever gets back to $806.38, it would be a wonderful buy.

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He loves this one. He has it valued at $654, and is trading at a 30% overvaluation. If it ever gets back to $806.38, it would be a wonderful buy.

PARTIAL SELL
PARTIAL SELL
August 4, 2017

You need 20 years on a stock before you can assess it on a seasonal basis. Technicals are very, very positive. However, like most of the FANG stocks, has reached a trading range. Historically, many technology oriented stocks have a history of peaking around the 3rd week of July. If you own, you probably want to take some money off the table with the idea of getting back in around the 3rd week of October.

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You need 20 years on a stock before you can assess it on a seasonal basis. Technicals are very, very positive. However, like most of the FANG stocks, has reached a trading range. Historically, many technology oriented stocks have a history of peaking around the 3rd week of July. If you own, you probably want to take some money off the table with the idea of getting back in around the 3rd week of October.

Don Vialoux

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August 1, 2017

Revenue is about $100 billion a year. They have very little expenses. There is another $200 billion of TV advertising that will be moving into Internet advertising, and he believes this company will get at least half of that. (Analysts’ price target is $1,050.00. )

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Revenue is about $100 billion a year. They have very little expenses. There is another $200 billion of TV advertising that will be moving into Internet advertising, and he believes this company will get at least half of that. (Analysts’ price target is $1,050.00. )

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