What do you do with vested stocks (MSFT) ?

Feb 11, 2019 18 Comments

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  • Amazon PoorM
    The question is flawed. Your question should be: do I believe in MSFT stock so much that I’d buy X% of my salary of this independent of where I worked?

    For Amazon when I was there, most of the time the answer was no. I didn’t feel comfortable putting all my eggs in one basket. So usually I sold for cash some portion of my stock vests and then reinvested elsewhere.
    In hindsight I did alright but could have done better if I left it all in Amazon. Still there’s nothing to say it won’t go in the other direction.
    Feb 11, 2019 2
    • Amazon ldjsd62
      That was probably a bad choice to sell your amzn stock
      Feb 11, 2019
    • Amazon PoorM
      As I said: in hindsight I might have done better holding, but that’s impossible to know. I did build a diversified portfolio that performed very well though and I didn’t have to stress about all my eggs in one basket
      Feb 11, 2019
  • Microsoft / Eng pvdhjcb
    I think the post was supposed to go into the Microsoft only area... lol
    Feb 11, 2019 0
  • A10 Networks e😂😂
    Btw, Amazon and Google stocks don't pay dividends so the only considerations for holding them would be the growth factor. So comparing those with Microsoft stocks is like comparing apples to oranges.
    Feb 11, 2019 0
  • A10 Networks e😂😂
    I buy Microsoft stocks out of pocket considering that its a pretty high growth stock that also gives great dividends (.46$ per fiscal quarter or roughly 2%pa). That's higher dividends than what even the best savings account can pay, and if its reinvested then it even compounds, this is not even considering the growth of the stock and just the dividends. I envy your position that you get such financial benefits for free 😉
    I'd hold on to it unless I have immediate plans to invest it elsewhere.
    Feb 11, 2019 5
    • Microsoft AXYDLBAAXR
      You are not risking your capital in a savings account, so the comparison is not quite fair.
      Feb 11, 2019
    • A10 Networks e😂😂
      You're right about that.
      Feb 11, 2019
  • Microsoft Dr. Root
    Sell immediately and dump into AMZN. Been doing that for the past 3 years..
    Feb 12, 2019 0
  • Google 588!+78
    You can immediately sell and reinvest in something else with no tax penalty. It's much better to invest in something more diversified.
    Feb 11, 2019 0
  • Amazon Hoobastank
    I'm actually buying your stock since 2016 and still holding. I expected you to hit 120 before NY.
    Feb 11, 2019 0
  • Microsoft / Eng utWg87
    Holding cash for the recession now
    Feb 11, 2019 0
  • Microsoft JefNutella
    Prudent thing is probably sell and diversify. But I'm on the cloud gravy train right now and the stock is doing well. Hodl
    Feb 11, 2019 0
  • Apple


    Sell half and reinvest in index funds. Keep other half.
    Feb 11, 2019 0


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