A popular topic around here are the "real" holdings of players and related to that the question of "how strongly the fell about" the calls they make. While I think that the "track record" of the calls made here is really what should be considered as important (for my track record see this post) I don't see why I should not tell people what I am currently holding. So here are some stocks I am currently holding.
Allgeier (AEI.DE), BASF (BAS.DE), Bayer (BAY.DE), Daimler (DAI.DE), Deutsche Bank (DB), EMC (EMC), Facet Biotech (FACT), Henkel pref. (HEN3.DE), Infineon (IFX.DE), KSB pref. (KSB3.DE), Porsche pref. (PAH3.DE), Qiagen (QGEN), SAP (SAP), Sequenom (SQNM), Siemens (SI), Telefónica (TEF), ThyssenKrupp (TKA.DE), VW pref. (VOW3.DE).
My by far largest position is EMC. I also hold plain vanilla calls on EMC, Porsche preferred and VW preferred. Of those the EMC calls are the largest position.
Now to the "what do you feel strongest about" question, or what should be bought right now. I am not quite sure about that, but the simple answer might be the following.
Buy EMC and CRME. I have mentioned EMC and VMW of which they are the majority shareholder quite a few times and have written some kind of analysis here. That analysis is still pretty much "up to date".
I just listened to the CRME Q2 2009 conference call and in the Q&A part the CEO says that "We feel that our stock is trading somewhere between a third and a half of true value." and I tend to agree.
Also it should be noted that they are buying back stock, which the CEO "admits" is highly unusual for a company at their stage. I don't care about the effects of the buy back itself but on the message it sends. And I don't think this is just a cheap trick but rather an expression of their genuine feeling that they are to an absurd level undervalued. The stock opened after the earnings announcement at $4.20. It closed on Friday at $4.46, so you have not really missed anything since then.
Another favourite of mine is SQNM.
And if you like my calls you might consider recommending my list of calls here, hehe ...
My "caps" game track record is not bad either, hehe ... I have 12 players called portefeuille -> portefeuille12.