Fine examples and why I'm not a buyer. If you want to know what I'm buying I'll just share what I bought in the past year. Symbols only then why.
DNP and RCS. Thinking about more ATT (T).
The first two are now monthly dividend paying stocks in the 7 to 10% per year range. ATT is well, still doing well.
DNP is boring with investments (bonds) from "public utility companies engaged in the production, transmission or distribution of electric energy, gas or telephone services."
RCS holds United States debt securities.
Boring can be good. But it depends how big of a risk taker you are. In the case of Facebook, if you believed in them enough to buy them when they had no decent forms of revenue or profits, then you probably watched your money sink after the IPO'd and continued to not have any decent forms of revenue or profits, and their stock declined. But once they figured it out, their stock soared, and people who bought in before this was the case, reaped the benefits.