A year after I bought shares of Apple and Google, I am happy to announce that I still own them and that they’ve been paying dividends.  Well, not true dividends — neither company offers dividends to shareholders.  However, Apple’s stock gained over 115 percent since last October, and Google over 60 percent.  My only lamentation is that I wish I had bought shares of Amazon.com, which is also up substantially.  Thankful, the contrarian strategy of buying equity in concentration rather than diversifying worked well during the economic rebound.
 
What’s next?  Real estate.  We’re moving cash out of equities in anticipation of buying a property in the next year.  If you have any extra cash, you might consider the same strategy.  The best time to buy is when things look most bearish. 
 

Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his wife Jing and son Alex. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at www.mgedwards.com or contact him by e-mail at me@mgedwards.com or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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