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3 Good Company Stocks to Invest In
Tesla, Google & Netflix
3 Great Company Stocks to Invest In
First of all buying stocks is a gamble so only invest in stocks if you can afford to lose it. So here are 3 companies that you can invest in to make money in over time. These are not get rich quick penny stocks that are a huge gamble. This article was written August 13, 2013.
Latest News February 28, 2014
Here is an article from 3 days ago (February 25, 2014) called Biz Break: Tesla, eBay, Facebook, Google and more close out record-breaking week. It says:
Today: A record-breaking week on Wall Street wraps up for Tesla, eBay, Netflix, Facebook, Google and more. [Tesla went up to over $250 a share][Today Tesla stock is $245 a share, Google is $1,216 a share and Netflix is $446 a share][End of Update]
The first one is Google (GOOG) that has already become big. When Google came out with their search engine, there were already established ones but Google grew to the top quickly. They also came out with AdSense so people could make money with their websites. Some call their Google Plus the biggest secret since it is the 2nd biggest social media now.
More recently they came out with their own web browser, Chrome, that is now being used much more than the others. So they have a reputation for doing things better. But a very recent thing is Google came out with its own operating system enabling them to create computers to sell for much less. On October 18, 2013 Google stock went from $890 a share to over $1,000 a share.
Video below says Chrome OS is a re-thought computer that let's you stop worrying about your computer so you can focus on the internet.
When someone buys a new PC besides paying for the hardware they are also paying for the software. So they usually have to pay for Microsoft Windows 8. So this causes the cost of the computer to be much higher even though the actual cost to install it is very low.
I learned about this when I was in a Walmart. I was looking at their flyer and it had a laptop computer for $199! It was an Acer Chromebook with Google Chrome OS. It has 2GB RAM memory and 16 GB storage. Everything is stored on the internet (cloud).
Wikipedia on Chrome OS. It says:
Google Chrome OS is a Linux-based operating system designed by Google to work exclusively with web applications. The user interface takes a minimalist approach and consists primarily of the Google Chrome web browser. Because the operating system is aimed at users who spend most of their computer time on the Web, the only "native" applications residing on Chrome OS devices are a browser, media player and file manager.
The open source version is called Chromium OS which, unlike Chrome OS, can be compiled from the downloaded source code. Chrome OS is the stable commercial version marketed for specific hardware from Google's manufacturing partners.
New Update February 25, 2014
There will not be enough batteries to keep up with Tesla's demand for batteries. So Tesla will be building the biggest battery factory in the world. It is called a gigafactory, giga factory or giga-factory. So Tesla is no longer just a car company.
Morgan Stanley raised its target price of Tesla from $153 a share to $320 a share. This is similar to Amazon.com. It started out as a book company but now it sells everything. Today Tesla stock closed at $248 a share. End of Update.
Some people have asked if Tesla is the new Google or Apple in articles. So that is the other stock-- TSLA. Many experts are confused by Tesla since it is not going as they predicted. Many experts have shorted Tesla stock hoping that it would go down but it did not. So they lost money. One expert recently said that Tesla stock should be worth $9 a share but it is selling for over $140 a share. Now this expert's opinion and $2 will buy him a cup of coffee.
See its chart above for how it has been doing. Go to Now is a Great Time to Invest in Tesla Stock. Also see my article Tesla Motors: The Moral Man's Victory. One thing that the experts do not take into account is what happens when people drive a Tesla car. After they have been driving it, they are so happy with it that they figure that this is going to be the future of cars so they should buy stock in it.
Also Google has invested in Tesla stock. The article above tells about how the CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, is a rocket scientist and a billionaire genius and about other things that he is doing. There is also talk about cars that drive themselves in the future.
This way your car can pick you up instead of you going to your car to pick it up. Tesla has the most advanced computer in any car. There is talk about how Tesla and Google are working together to make it a reality so cars can drive themselves.
Now of the 2, Tesla is a bigger risk but has much more potential for growth. But above you can see the chart for Tesla's stock and this also attracts more people to buy Tesla stock. It is great to see a stock that is growing slowly at first and then it grows faster and faster.
Also some people are heavily invested in oil so they do not want to see an electric car take over the industry. But when you buy stock in Tesla, you are investing in sustainable energy. You have to admit that both of these companies are very innovative.
Just like Google is branching out by having their own browser and their own operating system, Tesla also makes money by selling batteries to other car companies. Also they will be making money by letting other companies use the supercharger stations that they are building. They are powered by sunlight.
Also Elon Musk is CEO of SolarCity (SCTY). They put solar panels on the roof of homes and businesses. Many Walmarts have had them put solar panels on their roofs. SolarCity is the company that is building the supercharger stations.
So ultimately investing in these 2 stocks is like investing in intelligence. Now remember that all stocks do go up and down so don't buy these stocks if that is not OK with you. That has happened with every stock, but this article is not for the traders (traitors). This article is for the investors.
Please note that Ron Paul has most of his money invested in gold and silver mines. So if you are looking for other places to invest, you can check them out even though lately gold and silver has not been doing that well. The paper money in the U.S. used to be backed by gold and silver.
As of May 17, 2013 Warren Buffet was the 3rd richest person in the world behind Bill Gates and Carlos Slim. For a comparison to my picks, Buffet owns the investment company, Berkshire Hathaway. Here are some of the stocks that it is invested in.
According to an August 15, 2013 article, it says that associated press says:
NEW YORK — Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has sharply boosted its stake in General Motors, while again cutting its stakes in packaged food companies Kraft and Mondelez.
As of June 30, Berkshire had 40 million shares of GM, which is about a 2.7% stake, according to a filing today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
So you can follow Buffet and invest in General Motors. Also Berkshire Hathaway owns stocks in GEICO, Dairy Queen, Fruit of the Loom, Wells Fargo, Wal-Mart Stores, United Parcel Service, Proctor & Gamble Co., Johnson & Johnson, IBM, The Coca-Cola Company, Bank of America and American Express.
A third stock that should be a good investment in, is NFLX. They say:
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with nearly 38 million members in 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
I recently signed up for Netflix streaming online for $7.95 per month and am very pleased with it. They are always adding more movies but lack many of the current ones. To get the current movies you can sign up to their DVD mailing service for $7.95 per month. It looks like that in the past year their stock has gone from $80 a share to $260 a share.
Here is a September 23, 2013 article called: Tesla, Netflix and Linked have doubled, tripled and quintupled this year — and still have upside ahead. It says:
Shares in Elon Musk’s revolutionary electric car company Tesla Motors (TSLA) have gone parabolic lately, putting the hurt on short sellers, many of whom have yet to be squeezed out.
With more than a third of the float sold short, short covering could continue to fuel the TSLA rally for some time. And, of course, there’s the allure of a great “story” stock, a visionary CEO and the effect of folks chasing returns on TSLA also helping out.
Lastly, the technicals are bullish. Tesla scores a 10 out of 10 for price momentum, according to Thomson Reuters Stock Reports data.
For one thing, Netflix is dominant in its industry, profitable — and growing rapidly. Wall Street expects earnings per share to quintuple this year — to $1.49 from 29 cents a year ago. EPS is projected to more than double in 2014.
NFLX also has technicals on its side, scoring a 10 out of 10 for price momentum, according to Thomson Reuters Stock Reports.