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I began covering AU Optronics on CrowdWisers at the end of 2015 and my public articles can legitimately be said to have woken the investment community up to the value of AUO shares as the stock rose from $2.31 to over $4 in July of 2016 for about 150% annualized gain, counting the dividend.  Those who still waste money on Seeking Alpha can read the full articles here and here.  Smarter investors can see this documentation.AUO chart
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I continued to cover the stock lightly through 2017, but was neutral about it at the $4 mark.  By the 49 cent dividend in mid-July of 2018, the yield on those early price points had risen to over 20%, but I had been issuing progressively more strident private warnings about Chinese competition in the display industry and the failure of the U.S. to revive its manufacturing.

In another sign of the gradual trend away from American financial dominance, AU Optronics decided to de-list its shares from NYSE in September of 2019, and began trading OTC as AUOTY at $2.44 on October 1st.  It continues to provide an interesting alternate perspective to the major display makers in Korea, Japan, and more recently China.  Continuing commentary of this nature is now provided in the OLED section on the subscriber side of the website. MTSI chart

To my mind AUO is an example of how industry and macro analysis are vital in an era where no stock is truly buy-and-hold forever.  Along the way it also illustrated how the financial press is often asleep at the wheel with regard to forward value, and thus how insightful new ideas can dramatically affect a stock's price.  That said, the growing amount of money following my analysis, despite zero marketing spend or gimmicks, indicates that it is no longer necessary for me to waste time mangling my message through interaction with editors on amateur sites like The Motley Fool or Seeking Alpha in order to achieve this goal.  My coverage of IDTI and ongoing analysis of MTSI, which began at the end of 2018 and has never been made public, are both illustrative of this point.

?1 Fitbit & macro update13:05 04-Jun-20
?1 Resonant shipments & 3Q19 schedule plus EMAN & AUO09:08 21-Oct-19
+1 UDC 3Q18 results and industry notes02:24 02-Nov-18
?1 current news and long-term investment strategy15:30 19-Mar-18
?1 minor NRG, ABB and AUO news09:56 13-Feb-17
+2 AUO thoughts09:29 06-Jan-17
+1 two minor pick list announcements10:21 20-Sep-16
?3 Notes from IDF and AUO18:31 16-Aug-16
?2 pick list news roundup10:37 08-Aug-16
+2 AUO 2Q16 results08:34 27-Jul-16
?2 RESN and AUO updates11:07 13-Jul-16
?3 shopping list update08:25 30-Jun-16
+2 AUO dividend official and more12:41 22-Jun-16
?3 SID Display Week wrap up12:40 27-May-16
?1 Earnings review and preview01:51 02-May-16
?2 Samsung to supply AMOLEDs to Apple15:37 16-Apr-16
?3 more pick list earnings09:12 12-Apr-16
+2 AUO dividend and share authorization11:08 11-Mar-16
+2 AUO advances09:59 24-Feb-16
?3 AUO 4Q1505:29 28-Jan-16
+3 media picks up AUO/Apple thesis08:46 12-Jan-16
+4 AUO goes on the pick list09:57 28-Dec-15