He bought Tesla and Apple in 2013 — now he’s got $5.4 million and is asking the internet what to do with it

He goes by the Reddit handle BawceHog and claims he’s enjoyed a huge run in the market. Now the 32-year-old investor, with 14 years in the market under his belt, would like our advice.

Of course, like most unverified and perhaps unverifiable claims posted on the internet, this deserves a healthy dose of skepticism, but, after sifting through the BawceHog history on Reddit and taking into account this screenshot, the WallStreetBets gang agreed to play along:

Not a bad day — or year, for most people. Some of the biggest BawceHog winners are Tesla
TSLA,
+0.13%
at $154, Apple
AAPL,
-1.01%
at $498, Facebook
FB,
-1.21%
at $61, Salesforce
CRM,
-0.98%
at $62 and Netflix
NFLX,
-0.11%
at $309.

As you can see, those stocks have done pretty well in recent years:

So now what? “I have a $5.4M portfolio generating ~$155k/yr in dividends,” BawceHog wrote in his post. “Someone recently told me about this sub and I’m interested to know what plays you [offensive term redacted] think I should make.”

Several of the responses were of the “what are you doing here?” and “LEAVE NOW!” variety, including this one from ChiefLegalOfficer: “If you’re not lying, close this tab, and never come back here. You have it made. Why would you piss that away?”

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Probably solid advice. BawceHog, however, responded by saying he just wants to play with a small piece of his overall portfolio, so ChiefLegalOfficer joined those chiming in with tips: “If you want madness, fine. … Take your next dividend payout and put a call on GE
GE,
-0.69%
10 weekly (if it’s already 10, just keep bumping it up by $1).”

From there, WallStreetBets served up a batch of favorites. Here’s just a quick roundup:

“Take 155k (one year of dividends profit) and put it all on NIO
NIO,
-6.04%
$60 2022. Turn that to another mil or more.”

“Tech has been going like mad because everyone is locked at home. You need something that will rally when shit gets back to normal. Something still below February prices. Banks, gas, entertainment, hotels etc. This got me thinking and as a Canadian im going to buy suncor
SU,
-1.03%
jan 2022 15c. Going to buy 10 and see what happens.”

“I think one of the major payment processors will be a trillion dollar company before 2030. I have plays in V
V,
+1.25%
(Diagonals), JPM
JPM,
-0.45%
(Diagonals), SQ
SQ,
-4.18%
(Shares), and PYPL
PYPL,
-2.74%
(Diagonals). If you want to be risky SQ could be the biggest winner of the group.”

“PFE
PFE,
-0.51%
and BNTX
BNTX,
-2.99%
for obvious reasons — vaccine news is hype very very soon.”

“JETS ETF
JETS,
-1.53%
buy and hold. TAN
TAN,
-1.74%
buy and hold. PLTR
PLTR,
-4.19%
and NIO long calls.”

“If you’re into EVs there’s no reason not to buy into PLUG
PLUG,
-5.78%,
I think they blow past $45 next year, been in since $5.50 and sitting on $7 1/21 calls.”

There you have it. The internet has spoken.

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Assuming BawceHog didn’t break through the $5 million level by listening to randoms on Reddit, who knows whether he’ll nibble at any of those plays. But, with “fun money” to spend, he seems open to the idea. “I have a portion of my portfolio dedicated to yolo’ing,” he said, echoing the community’s “You Only Live Once” rally cry.

After enjoying one of his most profitable days in the market yet to start the week, BawceHog is probably getting another bump, considering the Dow Jones Industrial Average
DJIA,
-0.20%
was up again by triple digits on Tuesday. The S&P 500
SPX,
-0.13%
was also higher, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite
COMP,
-0.57%
was lagging.

As for the WallStreetBets fave NIO, well, not so good. The stock was down 5% at last check. Of note, that hardly makes a dent in the near-1,000% rally it’s racked up so far this year.

Any tips for BawceHog? Share them in the comments.

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