One was about Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR - Get Report). This stock interests me for a couple of reasons. First, I am pretty much in love with my Keurig machine and all the different K-Cup options. It feels like I'm regressing several decades when I visit my parents and have to manually load the ground coffee into a filter.
Second, back in my trading days, I actually did make some money on Green Mountain. Did it change my life? No. Was it fun? Sure.
In his story, Rocco mentioned buying one share of Facebook on its debut day, just to participate in the hoopla. There is nothing wrong with participating, in a limited basis, in high-profile stocks and IPOs.
But keep in mind that brokerage firms want you to be actively trading the high-profile names on any given day. There's plenty of support for you to be doing that, rather than staying the course with a balanced index-based portfolio.