When I first started investing a few years ago I bought shares in Amazon and Berkshire B. I later moved to a index funds strategy with regular automatic investments. AMZN and BRK.B still account for 50% of my portfolio. Would a prudent disciplined investor divest and move everything to the index funds?

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Just follow standard portfolio allocation theory: 50% on SPY puts, 30% on highly leveraged Mongolian credit default swaps, 10% on blackjack and the remaining 10% on gift certificate.

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Mongolian default swaps. I’m dead 😂

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Yes, I’d diversify. Hindsight is always 20/20 but looking forward, things won’t be so clear. Better to bet on the overall US economy than (1) Amazon can continue its successes, or (2) Buffett can keep up with his magic.

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50% in individual stocks is too much for me, but it’s all about investor preference

How much time do you have? Do you have any major bills or things you want to pay for in the next 2 years?

Diversify in this conditions. Direct equity is too high risk for me. I’d go with bonds and safe dividends

Risk reward. Your higher level of risk being overweight those two equities could generate better returns than the index funds. But neither are really growth companies so I feel like distributing funds across some other blue chips might be a good play to reduce risk. I’d put that as a more middle of the road approach than just straight up buying SPY

I agree D2 and Pwc1, individual stocks feel risky. I think my investment in them is about 10-15% but given the benefit of time they have grown disproportionately. And now there are tax implications of selling them.

No prudent investors look for a small amount of great companies, follow them, and invest in them. Diversification is trash, Mark Cuban has 1/4 of his net worth in AMZN, we all know Buffet loves Coca-Cola, any great investor and business person finds something they love and makes a big splash. AMZN looks great. To back it up here's what I'm in and will continue to buy weekly: FL, DKNG, BETZ, PINS, ELY. Looking to add TWTR and MGM if the market pulls back again

Does DKNG have a lot more upside?

Those are two great stocks you picked so good job. I would not touch them just add to the index. Don't incur any cap gains. Plus no dividend taxes for those stocks. Just let them do their thing and ignore them

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