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Unstoppable Google

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As many stocks as I trade, and as many positions as I have, one of the few stocks I have hardly ever touched in my life is Google. It’s odd, too, since I have a closer relationship to the company than most. My own startup, Prophet, was funded by the same fellow who gave Google their initial investment (Andy Bechtolsheim), and a lot of my friends have worked, or continue to work, at Google.

The stock chart itself has never really grabbed my attention; it’s sort of the blue chip of technology stocks, and today it is showing its colors well as it pushes to another lifetime high. (more…)