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Things You Can Start Now to Earn More Money in 2023

ways to make more money in 2023.
Ways to make more money in 2023.

The year is almost over but it’s not too late, there are still things you can start now to earn more money in 2023.

In this article, I’m going to walk you through 5 different ways you can begin to set yourself up for financial success next year.

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#1. Write a Financial Plan with Intention

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One of the most important things you can do right now is to begin writing a financial plan with intention.

The intention has to be there.

What are your financial goals?

What are your income goals?

Journal them and create a plan on how to make those visions become a reality.

Perhaps you’re looking forward to saving your first $1,000, your first $10,000, or want to hit your first every $100,000+ in capital.

The best way to start that journey is to write it down as a plan first.

Identify what it’s going to take, and the rest will follow through.

#2. Practice or Learn New Skills Now

If part of your plan involves earning more money for 2023 and you’ve identified that you’ll have to take on a whole new industry or develop a new set of skills, start now.

The only way we grow is by learning, and unfortunately there’s no shortcut for it.

You can learn new skills such as copywriting, public speaking, trading, graphic designing, website creation, sales, marketing, branding, etc.

Learning is painful because it’s slow and often times people put learning something new on the back burner to not start over again.

But the truth is you’re not starting all over.

You’re merely making yourself more valuable by elevating your standards.

If you want to make more money in 2023, chances are you’re going to have to do something different the new year than you did this year.

Remember, degrees don’t make you money, skills do.

#3. Solve Problems for Other People

how to make more money in 2023.
How to make more money in 2023.

This can be in the form of an actual business venture, or an educational or informational startup, such as an online business (blog, podcast, etc.).

You know this and I know this, there are people making a sh*t ton of money either online or through a traditional business model.

What these individuals are doing is they’re simply solving problems for other people in a particular community or niche industry.

Can you think of a way you can serve people in a manner that will solve a problem for them?

Whether their problem is they’re in the area and they’re hungry, or they don’t know how to dress themselves properly for a specific function, or they don’t know the basics of proper car maintenance.

There is something you know that can solve the problem for someone else whether that be physically or through an online platform.

Related: How to Start a Blog Step by Step for Beginners

#4. Start Putting Your Money to Work for You

how to put your money to work.
How to put your money to work.

If you have disposable income, the best thing you can do is to put that money to work for you.

Did you know you can buy stocks that will pay you a dividend every quarter?

These earnings then rollover and compound further growing your investment/net worth.

This of course just one example of how you can put your money to work for you in 2023.

If you have big capital at your disposal, buying a property cash could provide you with rental income while appreciating over the long-term.

#5. Create Something Original You Can Sell

how to earn more money in 2023.
How to earn more money in 2023.

One thing you can do now is create something original that you can sell.

It can be clothes, paintings, a service, a product, a book, literally anything that’s original.

You can sell on eBay, on Etsy, on Instagram Stores, or via a personalized website.

Heck, you can even sell at events or swap meets.

Your hustle is your hustle and you’re more valuable than you think.

Related: These Money Management Tips


Stocks Are Trading Sideways: Is Now Time to Buy?

Market News: Stocks are trading sideways, should you buy?
Market News: Stocks are trading sideways, should you buy?

Stocks are trading sideways, indicating there is indecision in the market.

Despite its macro downtrend this year, the S&P 500 (SPY stock) is retesting its $400 levels after coming down significantly to $350.

As the market sees some bounce, we’re also experiencing major barcoding, or sideways trading.

Market makers are capitalizing on supply and demand zones along with support and resistance levels.

And while day traders are also capitalizing on these swings, it’s retail investors who are stuck in the middle.

Is now the time to buy stocks?

Let’s discuss it below.

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Will SPY Break Through?

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SPY Stock Chart – Franknez.com.

The SPY is currently in a downtrend channel.

Breaking above the $400 level could mean a strong breakout for the market.

Rejection on the channel’s trendline will result in further market decline where SPY may touch $330.

Buying the market now will play a big role in the momentum needed to break the market’s downtrend.

Our weekly MACD shows us buyers are coming in while our TTM indicator shows us decaying selling momentum, for now.

Spy Stock Technical Analysis - Franknez.com.
Spy Stock Technical Analysis – Franknez.com.

Market makers and big whales still have the final say of course.

A break above the downtrend signals a great buying opportunity.

Rejection at $400 levels will signify more downtrend for the market lies ahead.

At this point, retail investors may hold off from buying until price hit the next support trendline.

Related: How to Invest in the Stock Market for Beginners

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Related: How Soon Will AMC Break the Next Level of Resistance?

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Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn Bets Against GameStop

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Stock Market News: Carl Icahn is short on GameStop shares.

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn began shorting GameStop during the height of the ‘meme stock’ frenzy around January of 2021.

Carl Icahn still holds a large short position in GME stock, according to people familiar with the matter.

Icahn started building the short position when GameStop was trading near its peak of $483 per share and still holds a large bet against the retailer’s shares, said people, asking not to be named due to the matter being private.

The billionaire investor who has added to his position from time to time is betting that GameStop’s stock isn’t trading on its fundamentals and will continue to fall, insiders said.

Here’s the latest GameStop news.

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Ryan Cohen Posts Picture with Carl Icahn

GameStop chairman Ryan Cohen posted a picture with Carl Icahn in October which many shareholders anticipated as bullish future news.

People began to speculate Carl Icahn was going to buy GameStop shares.

Little did shareholders know that the multi-billionaire investor has been betting against GameStop since the beginning of the ‘meme stock’ frenzy, per Bloomberg.

At the time of the photo, neither individual confirmed that Icahn would take a stake in the retailer.

In January 2021, Ryan Cohen was appointed Chairman of the video game retailer.

As of March 22, he owns a total of 36.4 million shares of GameStop through his investment firm, RC Ventures, making him the largest shareholder.

GameStop shares closed at $25.16 on Monday, down -8.84% on the day.

Related: Shareholders Are Preparing for An AMC Short Squeeze

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How Soon Will AMC Break the Next Level of Resistance?

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Stock Market News: AMC Stock news + More.

AMC stock is up +19.53% in the past month.

The movie theatre chain stock has broken resistance levels after it had bounced at $5 levels.

The $6 levels have been a strong demand zone for AMC, and recent volume has moved the stock up to $8.30.

But recent halts forced the stock to trade below $8, sending it back to $7 levels where it’s currently trading again.

How soon will AMC break the next level of resistance and move past $8 levels?

Let’s discuss what it’s going to take for the movie theatre chain to trigger massive price action again.

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Volume is Key, But It’s Come Down

when will AMC go up again?
When will AMC go up again?

It’s not uncommon for trading volume to decline during a bear market.

Investors tend to sell stock more often than buy it during these times.

AMC’s average volume has dropped from 46 million earlier this year to 29.2 million.

There have been trading days where AMC’s share price spikes due to a high-volume day.

But these high-volume trading days have now become somewhat of anomalies compared to last year’s heavy buying weeks and months from retail.

Even now as we see AMC break resistance levels above $6 and $8, we see the importance of big volume days.

The SPY is showing us that the markets are readjusting again, ready for a market bounce after a dreadful bear market.

As investor confidence increases in the market, we may begin to see AMC’s average volume begin to rise again.

Related: Shareholders Are Preparing for An AMC Short Squeeze

AMC’s Fundamentals Strike Wall Street Pessimists

when will AMC go up again?
When will AMC go up again?

Last year we saw many financial institutions were loading up on AMC Entertainment stock around the $9-$14 levels.

The difference this year is that AMC is a much better company fundamentally than it was last year.

Not only has the company cut its debt load, but it’s also beat earnings expectations every quarter since Q1 of 2021.

The century old company continues to be a retail favorite with many shareholders even turned loyal customers.

Shareholders have no doubt the community made up of millions of investors will squeeze short sellers again.

Only this time AMC will reach a new all-time high not seen yet.

Not only is the popularity of AMC increasing, but so is the popularity of investing in the stock market.

New investors getting into the stock market will be looking to capitalize on opportunities such as an AMC short squeeze.

Institutional and retail investor confidence in the market is what’s going to create big volume in the coming weeks as the market continues to bounce.

Worst Case Scenario?

when will AMC go up again?
When will AMC go up again?

My short-term view on AMC Entertainment stock is bullish.

Worst-case scenario is a bounce takes on more of a long-term approach.

Consolidation in AMC will indicate indecision, which means retail investors will need to step it up and demonstrate to institutions AMC is worth going long on.

Afterall, Wall Street can only deny AMC’s progress for so long until the narrative takes a complete 180 degrees.

But ultimately, retail investors are the key here.

Without retail investors, without the public, without the people, AMC stands no chance against Wall Street pessimists who have mainstream media to their advantage.

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Was The AMC FTX Token a Scam to Launder Money?

Sam Bankman-Fried | Crypto News: AMC FTX Token a scam?
Sam Bankman-Fried | Crypto News: AMC FTX Token a scam?

There are no signs of AMC Entertainment signing an agreement to the AMC FTX Token listed on the FTX crypto exchange.

When viewing the terms of service and terms of the tokenized stock product (AMC), users are prompted to error pages.

The AMC FTX token is also showing as an ‘invalid symbol’ on the platform with no live chart as we’ve seen in the past.

The tokenized stock was trading at $4 (USD) but has lost all its value since the company collapsed and filed for bankruptcy.

Retail investors are digging deep and are concluding that the crypto exchange could have potentially been using these tokens to launder money.

The FTX scandal only goes deeper into the rabbit hole.

Let’s discuss what happened.

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FTX Scandal: What Went Wrong?

What happened to FTX? FTX Scandal
What happened to FTX? FTX scandal | Crypto News.

Cryptocurrency exchange FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on November 11, 2022, after the company’s valuation dropped from $32 billion to bankruptcy in only a matter of days.

The collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange dragged founder and CEO Sam Bankman-Fried’s $16 billion net worth to near-zero.

FTX was responsible for dropping the crypto industry below $1 trillion.

On November 16, a class-action lawsuit was filed in a Florida federal court, alleging that Sam Bankman-Fried created a fraudulent cryptocurrency scheme designed to take advantage of unsophisticated investors from across the country.

Which celebrities were affected by FTX?

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Steph Curry FTX promotion | Celebrities affected by FTX crypto scandal.

Celebrities named in the lawsuit include Steph Curry, Shaquille O’Neal, Shohei Ohtani, Naomi Osaka, Larry David, and Kevin O’Leary who allegedly helped Bankman-Fried promote the exchange.

FTX became one of the largest crypto exchanges in just three years with a valuation of $32 billion.

Bankman-Fried used aggressive marketing, including a Super Bowl ad campaign, and the purchase of naming rights to the home of the Miami Heat basketball team.

He became known for his political lobbying and donations as well as for working to support the cryptocurrency industry more broadly.

As values plunged in early 2022, he facilitated deals totaling about $1 billion to bail out cryptocurrency companies struggling as a result of the declines in token prices.

Conflict of Interest Created Mass Selloff in FTX

How did Binance play a role in FTX collapse? Binance FTX news.
How did Binance play a role in FTX collapse? Binance FTX news.

FTX’s collapse took place over a 10-day period in Nov. 2022.

The catalyst for the crisis was a Nov. 2 scoop by CoinDesk that revealed that Alameda Research, the quant trading firm also run by Bankman-Fried, held a position worth $5 billion in FTT, the native token of FTX.

The report revealed that Alameda’s investment foundation was also in FTT, the token that its sister company had invented, not a fiat currency or other cryptocurrency.

That prompted concern across the cryptocurrency industry regarding SBF’s companies’ undisclosed leverage and possession of assets.

Here’s when things really started going downhill for FTX.

Binance, the world’s biggest crypto exchange, announced on Nov. 6 that it would sell its entire position in FTT tokens, roughly 23 million FTT tokens worth about $529 million.

Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao said the decision to liquidate the exchange’s FTT position was based on risk management, following the collapse of the Terra (LUNA) crypto token earlier in 2022.

By the next day, FTX was experiencing a liquidity crisis.

Bankman-Fried attempted to reassure FTX investors that its assets were stable, but customers demanded withdrawals worth $6 billion in the days immediately following the CoinDesk report.

Bankman-Fried searched for additional money from venture capitalists before turning to Binance.

The value of FTT fell by 80% in two days.

Sources: Investopedia.

FTX: A Pyramid Scheme Created from Mass Marketing?

FTX Pyramid Scheme
Was FTX a pyramid scheme? Crypto news and more.

Within hours of filing for bankruptcy, FTX was hacked.

The exchange noted that ‘unauthorized transactions’ close to half a billion dollars in total were stollen from several wallets during a period of days.

Since the incident, regulators of the Bahamas have frozen FTX’s assets, and the company has strongly advised against customer deposits.

What’s occurred with FTX is an ongoing investigation and lawsuit against now ex-CEO Sam Bankman-Fried.

So, was FTX just a scam to laundering money through the use of unauthorized stock tokens and covered by the hack that occurred?

Or was this just a poorly managed incident that occurred without motive?

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.

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