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I just sold 45 Expedia (EXPE) shares at $23,44 each. April 11, 2007

Posted by deminvest in EXPE Expedia, growth stock, Internet stocks, my free stock, stock I own, stocks.
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Why? Because of my Free Stock Strategy

I had bought 60 Expedia shares in November 2006. This stock went up 40% so fast that in 5 months I got all my money back and will keep my free 15 EXPE shares worth $350 in my Portfolio.

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New Free Stock Strategy: buy, when up 40% sell just enough to get money back. April 10, 2007

Posted by deminvest in EXPE Expedia, investment, investment strategies, stock faq, stocks.
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I changed my Free Stock Strategy with the New Free Stock Strategy:

1) I chose a stock I like every month, I discuss it with Blog readers, then I invest $ 1000 on the stock.

2) I wait until stock’s value goes 40% up.

3) I sell enough shares of the stock for the total amount invested, including commissions.

4) Remaining shares of this stock are “Free Shares”. I keep them forever. They are mine, but I haven’t paid them :-).

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Should I buy TSG Sabre or EXPE Expedia? Should I chose TSG’s generous dividend yield or EXPE’s market leadership on online travel? December 12, 2006

Posted by deminvest in EXPE Expedia, stock I own, stocks, stocks that pay high dividends, TSG Sabre.
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Let’s face it. We the people do like use the Internet for free.

We do not like to pay somebody we don’t see. And since we are many, we are powerful and we are imposing our Low Cost Society vision: whoever wants to have some success online has to give us services for free!

There is one great exception to this rule: travel sites.

In our great kindness, we are actually ready to award hefty commissions on reservations of hotels trough the Internet. Why? Simply because we don’t notice. We see the price for hotel rooms and we book. Untill free hotel reservation projects gain momentum, we and hotel owners will continue giving between 6% and 10% of room rate to the likes of Expedia, Travelocity, Lastminute.com, Priceline…

Well my simple brain comes out with a simple idea: “If it is so simple to make such commissions without much hassle, probably online travel sites must be good stocks to own”

By a fast research I found out two cadidates:

TSG Sabre owns Travelocity.com and lastminute.com. It also owns the Sabre computer reservation system used by travel agents and airlines

EXPE Expedia owns expedia.com, the leading onlinetravel reservation system and also http://www.tripadvisor.com , a growing community of travellers evaluating tens of thousands of hotels all over the world reporting their stay experience.

To decide wht to chose I will, as usual, give a look at some main numbers:

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