From King's Landing to Winterfell to Qarth to The Wall to living rooms across the nation -- the epic tale of the fight for the Iron Throne of Westeros continued with Sunday's premiere of Season 3 of HBO's popular fantasy series "Game of Thrones."
For fans of the show (or the George R.R. Martin "A Song of Ice and Fire" suite of novels the series is based on) the Lannister, Stark, Baratheon and Targaryen clans are practically family -- dysfunctional, scheming, slaughtering family, but family just the same.
Their futures may be uncertain, but their fortunes (or whatever they leave to their heirs) needn't be. Let's imagine what stocks these characters would invest in if they were building a nest egg while trying to conquer Westeros.
Although this is probably obvious, none of the characters mentioned above actually own any of the stocks mentioned above because, well, they're fictional characters. Katrina Chan does own shares of Apple and Berkshire Hathaway. You can follow her on Twitter @katrinachan. The Motley Fool recommends Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, Goldman Sachs, and LinkedIn. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, and LinkedIn.
Stocks of Ice and Fire: 'Game of Thrones' Investing Ideas