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Alex Mason

Hi, I'm Alex and I'm an individual investor and podcaster who's curious about the world. I'm always looking for new ideas so I can experiment with them and teach the best of what I learn to others.

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Long Term Investing

General Electric (GE)

General Electric (GE)

General Electric is an industrial conglomerate, originally founded by Thomas Edison in the 1800's.  It has changed form in significant ways since its founding, and now has business lines in healthcare, energy, airplane engines, and more.    ***   Hey, what's...

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Southern Company (SO)

Southern Company (SO)

A Southern Company facility.  Image Source: Southern Company Southern Company (SO)   Southeastern Power and Light was formed in 1924 as a holding company for a few small utilities in the southern United States.  It either created or merged with the following...

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Simon Property Group (SPG)

Simon Property Group (SPG)

One of Simon Property Group's malls.  Image Source: Simon Property Group Simon Property Group is one of the largest mall operators in the United States. History of Simon Property Group Simon Property Group is the largest REIT and largest mall operator in America...

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Macerich (MAC)

Macerich (MAC)

One of Macerich's properties in Santa Monica, CA.  Image Source: Macerich Macerich is a real estate investment trust that, like Simon Property Group, owns and develops high end mall properties.    History of Macerich Started by Mace Siegel and Richard Cohen in New...

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SAP SE (SAP)

SAP SE (SAP)

SAP Headquarters.  Image Source: ArchDailyHistory of SAP American company International Business Machines (IBM) was approached in the early 1970s by Xerox, another large technology company.  Xerox was trying to get out of the hardware business and wanted to use...

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