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I've held Altius Minerals for nearly 3 years now. I have a 20% negative return (excluding dividends) on my initial investment but I bought way more on the way down (and sold some of it too). Net on a cost basis I'm up 11% on my position (excluding dividends). I have been investing for 6 years.

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You mean what you're currently holding still? If not, I have quite a few I held for longer. For example MSFT for over 4 years at ~90% return excluding dividends (my first purchase). I think I held BAMM for over 5 years at a small loss.
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Investment Ideas / Re: ENZN - Enzon Pharmaceuticals
« Last post by writser on Today at 01:38:45 AM »
Didn't know that, thanks. And yeah, I agree. Shorting stuff like this for miniscule amounts is more like a sport than a suitable way to make money.
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Investment Ideas / Re: OCN - Ocwen Financial
« Last post by roark33 on March 27, 2017, 11:43:10 PM »
Balance sheet still a mess, still the national monitor and I don't know who is selling MSRs currently, so not sure the bubbly is ready to flow over yet. 
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General Discussion / Re: Remember...
« Last post by ScottHall on March 27, 2017, 10:55:22 PM »
The funniest thing in the world to me is that the tech bubble people were right, just ahead of their time.
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General Discussion / Re: Interview with Allan Mecham
« Last post by slkiel on March 27, 2017, 10:45:10 PM »
So to echo the VIC thread: Is MOI worth it? Answer before Thursday.  8)

Short answer: Yes
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General Discussion / Re: Interview with Allan Mecham
« Last post by Jurgis on March 27, 2017, 10:42:06 PM »
So to echo the VIC thread: Is MOI worth it? Answer before Thursday.  8)
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General Discussion / What was your longest held stock and what was the return?
« Last post by Jurgis on March 27, 2017, 10:27:35 PM »
What is your longest held stock? From when to when did you hold it? What was the annualized return on it? What portfolio percentage (approximately) was it? Any lessons you learned from the experience?

Only stocks that were continuously held for the whole period please.

It's up to you if you want to include board namesakes BRK and FFH.

To exhibit my total incapability to hold anything long term, I don't know what I have held for very long. I believe I may still have some shares of BRK I bought ~2008-2009. Probably my longest held position... And it probably was ~1% of my portfolio at most.

Maybe others have more interesting stories.  8)
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Strategies / Re: Holding on through thick and thin--Amazon
« Last post by Jurgis on March 27, 2017, 10:20:17 PM »
How and why could normal investor (who was not an employee) hold on to Amazon through thick and thin, from IPO to today, or from 2007 to today?

Tough question. How about simpler one:

How and why could normal investor (who was not an employee) hold on to Berkshire through thick and thin, from 1964 to today...?
Would you have held through the 50% declines? And not sold for 50 years?
I could have bought BRK in the 90s and held to now... I did not.
(Aside 1: I thought there were at least two 50% declines, but I only see one in http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2016ltr.pdf )
(Aside 2: Depending on whether I would have bought BRK in 1995 (~12.X% annualized since then) or 1996 (~10.X%), I have either underperformed or outperformed... let's call it a wash)

If BRK is too easy question, how about Teledyne or TCI? Or Microsoft? Or Google for (somewhat) younger folks?
I did not buy-and-hold any of them.

Maybe interesting question (another thread?) is: what is your longest held stock and what was the return? Possibly excluding board namesakes BRK and FFH. I might start that.  8)
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General Discussion / Re: Allan Mecham 2016 letter
« Last post by Snorky on March 27, 2017, 10:06:16 PM »
The 2015 letter
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