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Ben Bernanke’s Only Stock

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Ben Bernanke has only one stock in his portfolio: Altria Group/Philip Morris/Marlboro [MO]. This has been talked about by Jeremy Siegel, CNN Money, Henry Blodget at Slate, and the New York Times.

Altria is included in a few of my mutual funds I hold for retirement. The company is also the biggest portion (4.73%) of the fund I have in a taxable account, AIVSX. I don’t own any stock directly. Does the fact that Altria is Bernanke’s only stock make a statement of some sort?

Updated February 7, 2012 and originally published November 22, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Ben doesn’t find diversification to be important.