QuoteOriginally posted by: AnalyticalVegaQuoteOriginally posted by: UltravioletHere's a part stock-picking fun (I don't put more than £3k in the same stock). My "clothsies" portfolio: bought Ted Baker before announcing results and quickly sold after it made 70% afair (I anticipated a nice jump, but I don't think they have a big potential) and sold Burberry because it stopped growing. For the sum I bought pharmaceutics for my "Fat people get sick" portfolio and some Eastern European stocks: bank + another clothsies (girls' stuff
). My "Big Data" portfolio: keeping Amazon (goes up nicely) and IBM (went down after I bought it :-/), and recently added eBay. My "Solar Energy" (in a very broad sense) portfolio: decided to keep Dixons despite/since I've already made quite a lot on them; What do you think about Sharp? - I don't like it's not very liquid, but they keep going back to my watch list... Bio-tech part of my pension funds performed nicely last year so I plan to buy some bio-tech stocks. Currently trying to compose an "Africa" portfolio, but it seems to be a bit too early for that. My biggest mistake: zero profit on Nissan ("green cars" portfolio will have to wait for better times); I also froze some money for too long in banks which were cheap... and remained cheap.please don't pollute my threads with rubbish. Thank you I'm sorry my response was not simplistic enough for someone who picks stock looking at P/E (still, I would make a completely opposite move with those two companies).