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azaneas 42 14 November 25, 2016 at 10:35 AM
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I came into $500,000 after selling my house,i need 5 good stock picks

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One word

helium

he biggest players do more than just sell helium. Air Products & Chemicals (APD) is the world's largest supplier. Others include Praxair (PX) and ExxonMobil (XOM), which, along with BP (BP), have taken a beating from the fall in crude oil prices this year. BP also fell this week when it missed profit estimates due to its Libyan write-offs.

There are also a number of smaller players, including The Linde Group (LIN) and Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD).

Bottom line: Helium is a vital element that's quickly disappearing. While we aren't going to run out of helium as an element, we're still unlikely to uncover a hidden cache that will force prices lower.
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This sure looks like a troll post, but I will bite.

1) When do you need the money?
2) Just buy 1-2 index funds to cover the whole spectrum and be done

(of course, after consumer debt is paid off and you have an emergency fund)
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"This whole.. I have XX company so my pee pee is 2" longer talk is hilarious. Who cares what company is cheapest, best, etc. Pick the company and plan you want and keep it to yourself."
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Plastics!

I would do an index or something also. 5 stocks are fairly risky. If you are okay with the risk, then I like T.
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500,000 is a lot of money. you can honestly put your money on stable high dividend stocks and you should be set.
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I can only say *facepalm . . . this is definitely not the place to be looking for stock picks to sink 500 grand.
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This may not be a good time to invest in dividend stocks given the rate and inflation pressure in coming years. My pick was and will be AMD but you already missed the recent 250% up this year. I strongly believe this will go above $15 easily after 1-2 quarter after zen comes out.

FB seems to be in trouble now but i still think this is good long term play. My target is $150 in 2 years.

Msft will be strong with vr and cloud.

I like T, EPD, STAG for dividends
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You need to do some research, possibly speak with an advisor.

That being said, you can put it all into SPY, it's an index of the S&P500. Thing is, you have to make a pact with yourself to not start selling if it starts tanking. You have to know that it's a long term thing.

Once you invest your money, it's gone. You could average in to lessen the effect, putting in equal amounts over the next couple of years, a month at a time.

I do something where I put equal amounts between gold, bonds, SPY, and the dollar. It's call the permanent portfolio and it hasn't performed well lately due to gold and bonds kind of tanking. But I think it's a good long term strategy.

Whatever you do, don't just pick 5 company stocks.
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Amd, slb, vz, t, sne, nvda
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Amd, slb, vz, t, sne, nvda
AMD? I'm a longterm AMD stockholder. I'm absolutely shocked it's up as high as it is. I fully anticipated having to file a worthless stock form to take the deduction. Yes at some point I rather ride it into the ground than bail for a happy meal. But it's been on fire this year. It's up 400%. I'm actually in the black on it. Crazy.
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JNUG fam
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You need to hang onto your money, not lose it on investments you don't understand. So for now, keep it in cash until you can explain why 5 good companies have 5 good stocks, Peter Lynch style. You'll probably be better off with a mix of bonds plus a broad stock index fund, like VTI.
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I have AMD too, but I am not sure I'd buy it right now.

I would put some in ETFs and keep some liquid, maybe $50,000 or so. You can find MM accounts paying 1%.

Do you have a mortgage that could be paid down some, or will you be buying a house soon? Without knowing when you'll need the money, it's hard to advise you.
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MasterCard (MA) and Visa (V) are 2 stocks that over time HAVE to perform. Everyone uses credit cards (to excess even), and these 2 companies are make money transactional based. They don't lend money, no bad debt, interest rates don't matter, etc....
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Obvious troll post? Lol. But some pretty interesting replies, gj SD.
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