The Top 5 Stocks to Buy

The Top 5 Stocks to Buy

In my opinion, The Top 5 Stocks to Buy now are Adobe, Microsoft, Apple, Visa, and Coke Cola. Starbucks positions I have it since last year and I will hold it. 

Chinese proverb says: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

Let’s take a look at what I have here, and there are all in my portfolios. 

52 wk Hi = highest price in 52 weeks, Then = 5 years ago, Now = Price now

The Top 5 Stocks to Buy:

Adobe

Now: $345.12
52 wk Hi: $386.745
Then: $75
Dropped 7.46% as of today

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My take: 
I am the user for more than 10 years. Designer like me will not live without Adobe. The software help many designers/creators to make money. The historical EPS growth rate for Adobe is 52.8%. The company’s EPS is expected to grow 24.6% this year, crushing the industry average, which calls for EPS growth of 10.8%.

  • American multinational computer software company headquartered in San Jose, California. 
  • ecosystem, Photoshop image editing software, Adobe Illustrator vector graphics editor, Acrobat Reader, the Portable Document Format (PDF), and Adobe Creative Suite, as well as its successor Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Adobe was founded in December 1982 by John Warnock and Charles Geschke.
  • As of 2019, Adobe has more than 21,000 employees worldwide, about 40% of whom work in San Jose.
  • It also has major development operations in Noida and Bangalore in India.

Not cheap, but a buy and long-term hold – The Motley Fool

Apple 

Now: $327
52 wk Hi: $169.5
Then: $40
Dropped 12.68% as of today

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My take: I use Apple computer and iPhone for years, the products never disappoint me. IMac lasted for 6 years and still using, iPhone lasted for 5 years even I passed to my dad my iPhone 6s, 3 years ago after a couple of years I used it, he is still using it today. Apple is selling an experience. My experience is good, and I believe the innovation of their product will continue in the long run.

  • American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California,
  • Apple was founded by Steve JobsSteve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in April 1976
  • designs develops and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies, alongside Amazon, Google, and Facebook.
  • Create hardware products, phone, computers, watch, earphones and tablets
  • Other services include Apple Store, Genius Bar, AppleCare, Apple Pay, Apple Pay Cash, and Apple Card.

“It’s probably the best business I know in the world.” Warren Buffet recently said.

Microsoft Corporation

Now: $162
52 wk Hi: $190
Then: $40
Dropped 9.28% as of today

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I blog about this in September 2019, it costs $137.32 per share, the Hi was $138.

My take: I didn’t appreciate this stock sooner. The reason being, I was over engrossed with AAPL, being too obnoxious about totally supporting Apple products. The right thing to do is to open up to the potential, profitable business, rather than focus too much on my personal preference only. If you look at the bigger picture, most companies will be more able to afford a PC than and Apple iMac in the long run. SIMPLE. I still love both.

  • multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
  • Develops, manufactures, licenses supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services.
  • software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers.
  • Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface lineup of touchscreen personal computers.
  • In 2016, it was the world’s largest software maker by revenue

Coca-Cola (KO)

Now: $53.49
52 wk Hi: $60
Then: $35.31
Dropped 11.04% as of today

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My take: Coke doing well and even better it is selling inside Mcdonald’s. I don’t see any reason people will stop drinking Coke even when the economy is not doing good.

  • Coca-Cola, or Coke, is a carbonated soft drink
  • The Company owns and markets a range of non-alcoholic sparkling beverage brands, including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Fanta, and Sprite.
  • Owns or licenses and markets over 500 non-alcoholic beverage brands. 
  • it was invented in the late 19th century by John Stith Pemberton 
  • Bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coca-Cola to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century.
  • The drink’s name refers to two of its original ingredients: coca leaves, and kola nuts (a source of caffeine).

VISA

Now: $181.76
52 wk Hi: $214
Then: $63.81
Dropped 12.95% as of today

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My take: I have a few credit cards are from either VISA & Mastercard. If one person can have at least one VISA credit/debit card, everyone needs a VISA.

  • Payments technology company that connects consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners and government entities to electronic payments. 
  • American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Foster City, California, United States.
  • It facilitates electronic funds transfers throughout the world, most commonly through Visa-branded credit cards, debit cards and prepaid cards.
  • In 2015, the Nilson Report, a publication that tracks the credit card industry, found that Visa’s global network (known as VisaNet) processed 100 billion transactions during 2014 with a total volume of US$6.8 trillion.

Starbucks – holding it

Now: $78.43
52 wk Hi: $99
Then: $35.31
Dropped 10.22% as of today

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My take: Starbucks has restarted operations in nearly 85% of its outlets, having closed them due to the coronavirus epidemic in China. I have the stock position since last year, due to the outbreak, the stock dropped more. I will keep it for now, and study more about Luckin Coffee, the competitor from China coffee chain.

  • According to the Starbucks website, as of June 30, 2019, Starbucks had 30,000 stores across 80 markets. 4,100 of those stores are in 168 cities in mainland China where they employ more than 57,000 people.
  • Starbucks was founded in Seattle, Washington, in 1971. 
  • as of April 2019, Starbucks is present on 6 continents and in 78 countries and territories, with around 27,340 Locations
  • targeted quality-minded coffee drinkers with hand-made coffee based on lighter roasts, while Starbucks nowadays uses automated espresso machines for efficiency and safety reasons.

Long-term Investors are The Winners

Warren Buffett once said, “I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.”

Past track records, those who bought the stocks 10 years ago, and leave it there, doing nothing fancy, made the most profit. They only sell it when they need the money for retirement, otherwise, the periodical up and down is cyclical.

Learn more about how to invest safely in the stock market here. To understand more about Value Investing here. Any questions please feel free to leave some comments below! I will be more than happy to discuss this topic with you!

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My Value Investment result over the years since 2014

NOTE: I invest in good stocks and also invest in Stock Option.

2014 – $2973 – make back my course fee on the same year (37%)
2015 – $1336 – 8.3%
2016 – $2785 – 10%
2017 – $11,704 – 29%
2018 – ($21,424) – 0% Invested base on hearsay, big lesson
2019 – $10,118 – 33.97%
2020 – ($1800) as of March updated – Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the economy is having a plunge.

Summary

The top 5 stocks to buy now are Adobe, Microsoft, Apple, Visa, and Coke Cola. Starbucks I have it since last year and I will hold it.


DISCLAIMER

You are recommended to use the information found here as an initial starting point for conducting your research and conduct your due diligence (DD) on the featured companies to determine your own opinion of the company BEFORE investing in these or any other companies.

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8 Comments

  1. Hello Yongli, I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. It is great I stumbled upon your article because I was looking to invest in some stocks which are only growing up. Honestly, I did not know about apple, probably I will try it this time. Thank you for sharing such useful information.

  2. Hi there

    I have seen a lot of people saying that this new coronavirus has influenced not only China’s economy. Are the five you mentioned influenced by the new coronavirus situation? Do you still suggest buying them regarding the current situation? And what may need to be considered if I want to buy some stock and make some investment? Thanks for the content by the way.

    • HI Yalqun, currently the coronavirus has increased all over the countries. Anyway, Apple and Starbucks have a direct impact, Apple’s products mainly manufactured in China, Starbucks has to temporarily close down some outlets. The latest news 90% of Starbucks’ Chinese locations are open. Others, people still will use Adobe Softwares, windows, Mcdonald’s still serving Coke all over the world, people still can use VISA to shop from home. 🙂

  3. Good information on these blue chip companies. Investing in these stocks will always prove to be a wise decision.

  4. Hi Yongli,

    I do believe that if a company keeps providing high-quality products and customer services, so I will consider having further researches on Apple, Adobe, and Microsoft.

    For your investment results for the stocks you have, may I know the length of time you keep them for the positive result? Could it be longer than 10 years like what Buffett said?

    Cheers,
    Matt

    • Hi Matt, I mainly do options for my stocks. I will open positions when they are at the support, and close position when their stock price has gone very high up. I will wait for it to come back down again, and I open another position again 🙂

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