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I was looking into TSMC recently, not really knowing too much about them besides them being a big semiconductor manufacturer.

But the amount of money they make is insane.





What's even stranger is they keep making more and more every year, they're unstoppable.




How are they making such obscene amounts of cheddar and why is everybody so afraid of them?
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I don't know for certain but my guess would be the growing number of devices that are being made with parts they make. Honestly I'm surprised that it's only around that much with the number of devices being made.
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We live in a world of transistors. As long as transistor tech continues to advance, TSMC will continue to advance/grow as well.
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But it gets weirder.

They don't seem to be very well recognized publicly given their massive size.

Every major media outlet does an annual "World's Biggest/Most Profitable Companies" roundup and none of them list TSMC.

Not Forbes, not Fast Company, not any European outlets, NONE.




Not Even Wikipedia lists them. They're totally removed from the list. confused.gif




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_companies_by_revenue
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Are you able to buy shares in TSMC? Maybe that's why they don't get listed. If I was a media outlet I'd want to be showing which stocks to buy up and if TSMC don't have any to buy then why feature them.

Edit: seems like you can buy shares. On a side note, seems like it would be pretty smart to invest in them. I don't know much about finance and so on so possibly not.
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Are you able to buy shares in TSMC? Maybe that's why they don't get listed. If I was a media outlet I'd want to be showing which stocks to buy up and if TSMC don't have any to buy then why feature them.

You can. I'm going to be buying a bunch of stock in them tomorrow.

http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/tsm

These people literally print money and make more and more of it every year without fail. I'd be nuts not to get on this gravy train. yessir.gif
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You can. I'm going to be buying a bunch of stock in them tomorrow.

http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/tsm

These people literally print money and make more and more of it every year without fail. I'd be nuts not to get on this gravy train. yessir.gif

How does one go about doing this? I've only really heard about it but never looked much into buying shares.
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How does one go about doing this? I've only really heard about it but never looked much into buying shares.

I'm figuring that out now, I think the general rule is not to invest more than you can afford to lose.

So starting off with like $500-$1,000 is a safe bet. Then, just wait until the next quarter I think.

I mean for God's sake, look at their growth. It's like free money. lachen.gif

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I know! I just saw that, I hear that a good general rule is invest in commodities or something that is pretty safe to say people will need, and this seems like just that. Looking up how to do this myself too.
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might be worth investing in 100k for sure
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