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Navigating My Investment Portfolio: A Deep Dive into My Current Holdings

There are currently 20 stocks in my portfolio, each meticulously chosen for their intrinsic value and potential for long-term growth. The number of stocks is not the primary focus, but rather their individual performance and contribution to the overall portfolio. In this article, I will take you through my portfolio, discussing my recent additions, my long-standing investments, and my strategies for managing my holdings.

New Additions to the Portfolio

Recently, I've added three new stocks: AutoZone, Spectrum Brands, and Zynerba Pharmaceuticals. These companies have been selected based on their undervaluation and strong balance sheets, which show promising potential for future growth.

AutoZone, a retailer that sells auto parts, has shown resilience during recessions, as people tend to maintain their cars rather than buying new ones during economic downturns. Spectrum Brands, a diversified global branded consumer products company, has a strong management team with a value investing mindset. Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company, despite being a small company, has a very good balance sheet and potential for acquisition by a larger pharmaceutical company.

Performance of Existing Stocks

In addition to these new additions, I provide an update on the performance of existing stocks in my portfolio, such as Icahn Enterprises, TEGNA, iRobot, and Activision Blizzard. Each of these stocks has its unique story and trajectory, and I share my experiences and lessons learned from each.

For instance, Icahn Enterprises has been a long-term investment for me, and despite the shares falling, I have held onto my shares, believing in the company's potential. TEGNA, on the other hand, was supposed to be acquired by a hedge fund, but the acquisition failed. Despite this, I'm still holding onto the stock, waiting to see how the company and its competitors perform.

Investments in Large Corporations

In addition to these, I maintain investments in large corporations like JPMorgan Chase, China Mobile, Alibaba, and Meta (formerly Facebook). Despite the current market volatility, I maintain a long-term bullish view on these companies, given their strong market position and consistent performance.

Cyclical Stocks and Market Trends

I also hold investments in Warner Bros. Discovery, Alaska Airlines, and Skyworks Solutions. My strategy for managing these cyclical stocks involves a keen understanding of market conditions and company valuations. I also share my experience with Freeport-McMoRan, a leading international mining company, and my strategy of following copper prices, supply-demand dynamics, and inventories.

Investment Strategies and Market Conditions

Throughout my investment journey, I've focused on strategies such as buying undervalued stocks, managing cyclical stocks, and taking advantage of market inefficiencies. I also consider the impact of economic trends and market conditions on my investment decisions.

In conclusion, investing is a journey filled with ups and downs, successes and failures, and lessons learned. It requires patience, diligence, and a keen understanding of market trends and company fundamentals. As I navigate my investment journey, I continue to learn, adapt, and grow, always seeking to maximize returns and minimize risks. I encourage you to share your thoughts and questions on these strategies and stocks. Your feedback is always welcome. Let's continue to learn and grow our investments together.

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