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I am a Strategy and Transformation Consultant in the Financial Sector who follows a fundamental investment strategy. I generally write articles about technology and financial stocks. I graduated from Wake Forest University in 2011 as the top Finance major in my class. I write articles to... More
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  • August Review 0 comments
    Sep 2, 2011 4:50 PM | about stocks: AAPL, MCD, KO, GOOG, BLK, PNC, JPM, F, TSLA, MSFT, NLY, VZ, T, M, ABX

    In my first month contributing to Seeking Alpha, I wrote 24 articles, which had over 130,000 views. From my experience so far, I have learned a lot about the market and I hope I gave my readers some good investing ideas. Here is a summary of my August recommendations (you can read the articles here):

    Strong Buy - 15:
    McDonald's (NYSE:MCD)
    Coca-Coal (NYSE:KO)
    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
    Google (NASDAQ:GOOG)
    Blackrock (NYSE:BLK)
    JP Morgan Chase (NYSE:JPM)
    Ford (NYSE:F)
    Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)
    Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)
    Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY)
    Verizon (NYSE:VZ)
    Leap Communications (LEAP)
    Macy's (NYSE:M)
    Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX)

    Buy - 9:
    Coinstar (NASDAQ:CSTR)
    Vornado (NYSE:VNO)
    Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP)
    Transocean (NYSE:RIG)
    PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP)
    American Capital Agency (NASDAQ:AGNC)
    Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA)
    TRW Automitive Holdings (NYSE:TRW)
    US Steel (NYSE:X)

    Hold - 9:
    Hewlett Packard (NYSE:HPQ) (NASDAQ:AMZN) (NASDAQ:BIDU)
    VMWare (NYSE:VMW)
    Merck (NYSE:MRK)
    Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP)
    ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN)
    United Continental (NYSE:UAL)
    Goodyear Tire (NYSE:GT)

    Sell - 4:
    Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX)
    Enterprise Product Partners (NYSE:EPD)
    FirstEnergy (NYSE:FE)
    Delta Airlines (NYSE:DAL)

    Strong Sell - 7:
    Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD)
    MetroPCS Communications (PCS)
    China Unicom (NYSE:CHU)
    Pandora (NYSE:P) (NYSE:CRM)
    LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD)
    Dell (NASDAQ:DELL)

    I hope to continue writing this month and give more recommendations and analysis. Please follow me on Seeking Alpha and feel free to leave me messages as I try to answer all questions that my readers have.

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