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5 Stocks That Diverted Paul Ryan's "Path to Prosperity"

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Congressman Paul Ryan has several fantastic holdings in his portfolio, but in 2012 five stocks were dumps that would go on to make great runs.

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5 Stocks That Diverted Paul Ryan's "Path to Prosperity"

  1. 5 Stocks That Diverted Paul Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity”
  2. 5. Altria Group Marlboro and Copenhagen and Skoal oh my! • Ryan sold between $1,001 and $15,000 in shares of Altria Group. • After selling shares in May of 2012, the stock price is up 34% year-to-date. • Over the same time period, the S&P 500 rose 33% Source: Jared Preston Source: Jared Preston
  3. 4. Amazon.com Was it because of poor packaging? • Ryan sold between $1,001 and $15,000 in shares. • The stock price is up 68% since a portion of the holding was sold in July of 2012. • Amazon more than doubled the S&P 500, which rose 32% Source: Hoary
  4. 3. Priceline.com Not even Captain Kirk could convince Ryan to hold his shares. • Ryan sold between $1,001 and $15,000 in shares. • Shares of Priceline.com are up 75% since July of 2012, when a portion of the holding was sold. • Priceline more than doubled the S&P 500, which rose 32%.
  5. 2. Google Point me towards the Googleplex please. • Ryan sold between $1,001 and $15,000 in shares of Google. • The stock price is up 75% since March of 2012, when the portfolio lessened its holding. • In the same time period, the S&P 500 is up 30% Source: Coolcaesar
  6. 1. Google…again Sergey and I think he should have held. • Later in 2012, between $1,001 and $15,000 in Google shares were sold from Ryan’s portfolio. • Since July of 2012, Google is up 82%. • Google crushed the S&P 500, which is up 32% in the same time period. Source: Joi Ito
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