A comment from Carson:
Your belief is that GNBT will be a 10-bagger in 2011. What stocks do you believe will be 10-baggers for 2010? Are there any stocks in this list that you would buy first to then roll to others?
As a side note, are there any charities you support that readers can make contributions to as an indirect way of thanking you? You help us, we can therefore help others from our stock earnings...just a thought; one hand washes the other.
VFC's Take: I'll get back to you on my picks for 2010 - that subject has been on my mind for some time, but there is so much news due in quarter four of this year that I haven't been looking as far forward as I'd like.
As for your side note, you provide evidence that amidst the economic turmoil and global tragedy - there is still humanity left in this world. I think it is a noble idea to share stock winnings with charities, especially with charities that we know are making a difference.
It's easy to get wrapped up in the material side of life, but it is also important to always keep in mind that many out there - all over the world - are not as lucky as we are. Just in the past couple of years I've had a friend lose his brother and father to head cancer and a workmate lost his son to the same. We've all got our stories of tragedy, and we should all remember them to keep us grounded.
Cancer Care: Since cancer is such a big part of life and tragedy, I always take the chance to donate a few bucks towards 'The Cause'. For cancer research donations, I donate every time someone I know is participating in a 'run for the cure' type thing. I'm usually pretty good at posting those events on my VFC's House blog, but I will also post those here from here on out.
Cancer Care is more geared towards helping those that have cancer, to include the families and friends of the patient. They offer counseling and support groups to patients and/or family members and even have a co-pay plan to try and get each and every patient the best treatment available.
To help those with cancer, Cancer Care is my charity of choice.
Children International: I've sponsored children all around through this organization for the better part of twenty years and I've been completely satisfied that CI is improving the lives of children in poverty-stricken areas around the world.
I enjoy the letters and pictures that I receive from the children and it's humbling to know that twenty two dollars a month from me can make such a difference in a child's life.
Make a Wish Foundation: This is probably one of the most famous charities out there and there's nothing like knowing that a little bit of your money is going to make a sick child's day brighter.
Children are the truly innocent ones in this world and if Make a Wish can turn a sick child's wish into reality, then they're worth getting a few bucks from me.
Again, thanks for the interest in charities. Even when things are rough and times are tough, it is very, very important to remember that there is always somebody out there that is a lot worse off than you are.
Also, the greatest gift that you can give is sharing your experiences and knowledge with others. We all have something to learn from each other, but you can't learn anything if your mind is closed. In fact, it's the ones that think that they have it all figured out - and the ones that let ego dominate their livelyhood - that tend to screw it up for everybody else.
Don't mistake this as VFC preaching, I'm just sayin'...........
Disclosure: VFC loves charities.