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Whetteon - Copper Age Berkshire Hathaway Investment Fund

 
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whetteon
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:01 am    Post subject: Whetteon - Copper Age Berkshire Hathaway Investment Fund Reply with quote

So starting off to show members how this might work here is the idea. I have $500 and I'm going to pick up some comics and see what happens. Currently there are 10 shares in this investment fund.

Uncanny X-Men #256 CGC 9.8 - $70
Uncanny X-Men #257 CGC 9.8 - $45
Wolverine #1 CGC 9.6 - $50
Silver Surfer #34 CGC 9.6 - $50
X-Factor #5 CGC 9.6 - $60
Incredible Hulk #271 NM - $65
Saga #1 CGC 9.8 - $125

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Spent $515

Let's see how much my shares would be worth next quarter. And if I sell a book I will update this thread with accurate prices and cost.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1st quarter market value:

X-Men #256 CGC 9.8 - $70
X-Men #257 CGC 9.8 - $45
Wolverine #1 CGC 9.6 - $80
Silver Surfer #34 (2nd series) CGC 9.6 - $50
X-Factor #5 CGC 9.6 - $62
Incredible Hulk #271 NM - $150
Saga #1 CGC 9.8 - $200

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Current value $657

Really the winner was my Incredible Hulk #271 purchase which has just jumped significantly in price since when I last purchased it on eBay. Saga #1 has also seen a healthy jump. The other books have stayed in the same price range or had a couple of dollar price increases which means that a sale on eBay could be either positive or negative and thus it almost cancels itself out.

Still nice work for books purchased in January.

I choose to hold onto all of these and will reevaluate the market in May. I will most likely choose to sell Incredible Hulk #271 since it has the biggest chance to decrease in value once the movie is released.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should we factor in ebay and paypal fees?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aaronchua wrote:
Should we factor in ebay and paypal fees?


Yes. We should include those as cost of doing business when selling the books. It's the equivalent of paying a stock broker a fee for buying and selling your stock options in my personal opinion.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In that case, 15% of $657 = $98
Total portfolio value is $657 - $98 = $559.

So, this would be the true increase? Confused

Also, your result shows that the current game is all about movie speculation. As much as we like to buy books with strong fundamentals, the only way to gain short term results is through books with movie/tv ties. Image this portfolio is nothing but GOTG books. I am sure you will see a much stronger returns.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aaronchua wrote:
In that case, 15% of $657 = $98
Total portfolio value is $657 - $98 = $559.

So, this would be the true increase? Confused

Also, your result shows that the current game is all about movie speculation. As much as we like to buy books with strong fundamentals, the only way to gain short term results is through books with movie/tv ties. Image this portfolio is nothing but GOTG books. I am sure you will see a much stronger returns.

My 2 cents


Still more than what I paid for all the books.

You're more than welcome to speculate on Movie tie-ins. But with my limited funding I'm going old school and keeping with strong fundamentals. After all, those fundamentals got me my entire CGC graded Thanos run for less than $500 back in the days before Thanos was cool.

Remember, what was once hot, and now not, will be hot again!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3rd quarter market value:

X-Men #256 CGC 9.8 - $78
X-Men #257 CGC 9.8 - $50
Wolverine #1 CGC 9.6 - $80
Silver Surfer #34 (2nd series) CGC 9.6 - $96
X-Factor #5 CGC 9.6 - $65
Incredible Hulk #271 NM - $225
Saga #1 CGC 9.8 - $218

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Current value $812

That's a nice $155 increase in 6 months. Not to bad for picking a lot of minor keys. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1 year after the last post.

X-Men #256 CGC 9.8 - $125
X-Men #257 CGC 9.8 - $68
Wolverine #1 CGC 9.6 - $156
Silver Surfer #34 (2nd series) CGC 9.6 - $57
X-Factor #5 CGC 9.6 - $51
Incredible Hulk #271 NM - $189
Saga #1 CGC 9.8 - $242
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Current value $888

Just squeaked out a bit of profit.
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