what abt google's software buddy + its current neighbor in my by decreasing volume sorted portfolio list, microsoft? well, these bill gates guys are up +44,19% since february 2009. pls do not ask, why did i not buy 10m or 5m shares here, i can't remember that either :o)
good luck, my two lovely american software fighters, good luck ;-)
why google + why microsoft? even if there prolly is a bubble in u.s. equities (stocks + bonds!) and even if for €uropeans like me is the weak usd concerning our u.s. investments a huuuuge nightmare as well, there always will be many u.s. companies which are able to compete (and to win) on the international markets, i think ...
i've bought google because i like them a lot + the stock price was IMO cheap + because i use sooo many of their products (picasa, blogger, youtube, adsense, chrome, text&tables, gmail ... + their search engine, of course) + because i like their philosophy of sharing data (pictures, videos, documents, ...) all over the world instead of forcing people to use/own their own 'licensed' stuff. you still remember the discussion in one of demolition man's threads abt advantages in sharing knowledge for free instead of patents & copy rights & private knowledge? that's the age of aquarius, in my opinion :-)
what abt microsoft? well, they are not sexy at all, nobody likes them, and of course, they are still in the age of pisces as their 'licensing' strategy is a complete opposite of google's sharing-for-free principles, but in time i bought it, microsoft was IMO soooo cheap + it was the company with the biggest $$ reserves worldwide! they had more than $20 billion cash in that time, i think ... so i just thought, bill gates will distribute all that cash among the shareholders within the next few days, unfortunately, he didn't
both stocks are up a lot, so from my investing perspective is everything going fine so long :-)
folks, now i'm really surprised abt google! why? hmmmm, the Let me google that for you site really exists! aaaand is soooooo cooool for/against lazy folks out there. you just insert the key word they've been asked for and get back a link with slow motion keybord entries + the 'click' on the search button + the results. next time they will prolly google their stuff themselves ;o)
microsoft is boring? really? enjoy ;o)