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My Top Picks of Stocks to Invest in Right Now

Stocks to invest in today
Stocks to invest in right now
Stocks to invest in this week
Best stocks to invest in long term

I’ve found a fortune! And I want to share it with you. These stocks have allowed me to profit and snowball my investments within as little as a year. I understand stock picking can be quite difficult. Sometimes you just need someone to provide you with a list of stocks that has worked for them. Here are my top picks of stocks to invest in right now.

If you’re new to the investing world and haven’t started, bookmark this post on how to invest in the stock market (step by step) for beginners.

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These stocks have allowed me to diversify my portfolio very well.

You’ll get my favorite index fund, favorite ETF, and favorite REIT.

Adding these stocks to your arsenal will proof to balance your investing portfolio out a little more.

I’ve been invested in the stock market since 2019 and have noted that these picks have been a strong foundation in my portfolio.

Often times when other stocks were down, these were up.

Let’s dive right into it.

#1. EMR – Emerson Electric Co.

Emerson Electric Co. Stock

Emerson Electric Co. is an American multinational corporation that manufactures electric motors using their own patent.

The company became the first to sell electric fans in the U.S and expanded its product line to electric sewing machines, electric dental drills, and power tools.

EMR basically produces electric motors for every type of business and necessity you can think of.

Dividend Yield: 2.1%

This is a great stock to invest in because electric motors are always going to be needed.

As our society continues to innovate, electric motors will continue to play a very important role.

EMR Emerson Electric Co stock chart

EMR Annual Return

Emerson Electric Co. has an average annual return of 9%.

They are also involved in all sort of industries including automotive, life sciences & medical, water & waste, industrial energy, marine, and food & beverage just to name a few. Innovation?

They’re currently involved in several stem projects too.

#2. GPC – Genuine Parts Co.

GPC Stock Genuine Parts Company Napa Stock

Genuine Parts Company is an American service organization that distributes automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products and electrical goods.

Parts are sold under the NAPA brand in North America.

Dividend Yield: 3%

GPC is great because cars aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. As cars evolve, this auto parts company will continue to manufacture and distribute parts.

GPC Genuine Parts Co. Nappa Auto Parts Stock Graph

GPC Annual Return

Genuine Parts Co. stock has seen an annual return ranging from 7% to 15%.

GPC has more than 10,000 locations in 14 countries and employs approximately 50,000 people.

75% of GPC’s sales come from North America, 15% from Europe, and 10% from Australia.

#3. VNQ – Vanguard Real Estate (REIT)

VNQ Real Estate REIT stock

VNQ invests in stocks issued by real estate investment trusts (REIT’s), companies that purchase office buildings, hotels, and other real property.

Dividend Yield: 3.65%

The real estate market has been HOT recently.

It’s a sellers’ market at the moment

. With property selling almost instantaneously this REIT has been performing extremely well recently.

VNQ Vanguard Real Estate REIT stock

VNQ Annual Return

VNQ’s annual yield has varied with some years reaching up to 30%.

Its history also shows annual yields between 5%-8%.

This investment seeks to provide a high level of income.

#4. VOO – S&P500

VOO S&P500 Index Fund Warren Buffett

This Vanguard ETF invests in stocks within the S&P500, representing 500 of the largest U.S companies.

Companies in the S&P500 include Apple, Tesla, Johnson & Johnson, Walt Disney, Netflix, and Coca-Cola to name a few.

You can see all the companies in this index fund in the link at the end of this article.

Dividend Yield: 1.39%

The S&P is one of the best index funds in the market.

Warren Buffett himself is a huge fan.

Fun fact: his trustee is expected to receive all of Warren’s assets with 90% of his stock picks moved in the S&P500!

When you own the S&P500 you own a piece of the fortune 500 companies.

Since they are all working and innovating towards being better every year, you can only expect this index funds’ value to go up.

VOO - S&P500 Index Fund

S&P 500 Annual Return

The S&P500’s annual yield has been approximately 10% – 11% since its inception back in 1926.

This is an index fund I’m continuously adding to my position in.

The diversity in companies it holds makes it an attractive stock for both novice and experienced investors.

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#5. ESGV (ETF)

ESGV is a Vanguard ETF that invests in the top 10 companies in the U.S.

These companies include Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Alphabet (Google), Facebook, Tesla, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Visa, Inc., United Health Group, and NVIDIA Corp.

Dividend Yield: 1.06%

Unlike the S&P500, owning this ETF means you own a piece of the top 10 companies in the U.S.

This growth ETF puts the top earners in your portfolio.

This attractive stock only knows up.

The companies in this pool are companies that are constantly innovating. It’s always day one with them.

ESGV Vanguard ETF Stock

ESGV Annual Return

This ETF is relatively new. It was created in 2018 and has gained 24%-31% in annual returns.

This type of investment is meant to provide you with the highest returns possible.

Building your position in this ETF can prove to be a great offense. Very few times you’ll find this ETF on red.

Bookmark these investing tips for beginners.

Bonus Stock

AMC Stock

Have you seen what’s been going on with AMC Entertainment recently?

This stock is set up for a short squeeze.

If you can manage to buy this stock before it takes off then you’ll be able to make a quick trade.

A subcommunity from Reddit who skyrocketed GameStop’s share price also began moving AMC Entertainment.

Well, AMC now has a bigger community due to how much more affordable its stock is than that of GameStop’s.

You can read more about this stock’s short squeeze DD (due diligence) here.

Are you already investing in one of these stocks? Let’s start a conversation.

Leave me a comment below.

Related: Retire a millionaire with the S&P 500: Is it possible?

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Have Money Work for You In 2022 (You’re Ready)

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That next life is waiting for you – Happy New Year! 2022

2022 is here!

We’ve been taught many lessons stringing back from 2020 and transitioning to 2021.

Money has played an extremely important role in our lives.

How can you make 2022 one of your best years financially?

By having a plan.

Here are 3 massive ways you can command your money to work for you.

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In today’s article I’m going to go over 3 ways you can transform your finances by making some incredible money moves.

The awesome thing is that you don’t need to make a lot of money to make this happen.

It’s all about developing proper money management skills over time.

You already spend a lot of time working to earn your money; it’s tiring!

So why not learn how to put that money to work for you?

Here’s how you can make 2022 your best year financially.

#1. Start your first investment now

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Start investing in 2022

You’ve probably always wanted to invest but have never really started.

Perhaps you don’t know where to start.

Bookmark this guide on how to start investing in stocks for beginners, it’s going to change your life.

One of the best ways to have your money work for you in 2022 is by putting it in a safe index fund such as the S&P 500 where it will earn you 8%-10% per year.

Investing your money is easy!

Most people have just never been exposed to how simple the process truly is.

Depending on your level of risk, you could invest in individual stocks that you think will go up in value over a period of time (e.g., Apple, Tesla, etc..).

The S&P 500 for example invests in the top 500 companies in the U.S. so it’s very well diversified: hence making it a safer investment.

I recommend you download the app “Mint” by intuit to track all of your accounts and see how they grow in real-time throughout 2022!

Create a plan to how much of your income you will be allocating towards investments every month.

I suggest having an emergency fund set aside first so that you’re always ready to tackle any unprecedented challenges this 2022.

#2. Diversify with cryptocurrency

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Ways to invest your money

Cryptocurrency is here to stay and if you think it’s too late to invest in crypto, think again.

Crypto has made a loud statement, but analysts have massive predictions for many of the popular cryptocurrencies, meaning there’s a lot of room for growth.

Is crypto safe?

It is with Coinbase.

Another way you can have your money work for you is by allocating a small percentage into digital assets.

Two cryptos I’m personally long on are Cardano (ADA), and Shiba (SHIB).

Because these two digital assets are very affordable, planting seeds now could bear incredible fruits sometime during this decade.

So even though you might only be able to double or triple your investment this decade with Bitcoin, the opportunity for massive gains with other cryptocurrencies are still out there.

You can view when I buy both stocks and crypto exclusively on the Patreon.

Bookmark: How to invest in crypto for beginners (step-by-step)

#3. Begin to fund your freedom

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One way 2022 can become your best year financially is by creating a vehicle that will allow you to escape the rat race.

Have your money work for you buy investing in a vehicle that will provide you with financial security, and earn you back your time.

If you have a job or a career, use your employer as a means to fund your passions to create a sustainable second stream of income.

Most people believe that you should live off of the income your employer provides you with.

But in order to build wealth this new year, we’ll have to shift our mindsets so that the income caters to a greater income vehicle.

That income vehicle will vary from person to person but is the fastest way to financial and time freedom.

Your job/career can fund your dreams and ambitions so that one day you won’t have to rely on that job/career.

One of the greatest investments you can make is on yourself!

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Cheers to a tremendously prosperous 2022! 🎉

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Read: 3 Different Ways I’ve Earned 6-Figures [Secrets]


3 Different Ways I’ve Earned 6-Figures [Secrets]

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How to earn your first 6 figures

So, you want to earn your very first 6-figures.

I’m going to go over 3 different ways I’ve done it to provide you with insight and value so you can do it too.

I never had any mentorship when achieving these goals, so I feel very happy being able to share my story with you.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – today we’re discussing what it’s going to take to earn your very first 6-figures. Here’s how I did it and how you can do it too.

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My First 6-Figures Story (Family Business)

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How I earned my first 6-figures

I’m going to be as brief as I can while still providing you with value and knowledge.

Earning my first 6-figures were the hardest.

The first time I earned 6-figures was as an intrapreneur within the family business.

I had a sales position role I took on straight out of college.

The year was 2015 and it was the most intimidating thing I had ever done at that point of my life.

I’ll never forget how I felt receiving my very first PO, it was around $40 or so and I remember thinking, “wow, this purchase order is money”.

I took on the sales role because I was certain of two things.

  1. I wanted to make a lot of money
  2. People in sales made a lot of money

And although it was extremely uncomfortable, I wanted to take on the challenge so that I could live the lifestyle that I wanted to live.

This chapter of my life was very challenging and pact with rejection after rejection.

In my eBook, “Reaching The $10K Mark: How Perseverance Overrides Adversity“, I go into depth what I went through in the beginning of my journey.

Feel free to check it out to unlock a part of my journey only a very few have access to.

How Long Did It Take Me to Earn My First 6-Figures?

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How long did it take to earn 6 figures?

I started my sales journey in 2015 and made my very first 6-figures in sales in 2019.

It took me 4 years of grind, rejection, commitment, failures, and goal setting to make this happen.

Again, I go more into detail in my eBook.

But it was hard.

When you do sales for a company, you put yourself in front of rejection every day to earn the opportunity to work another company.

I did this for 4 years straight before closing the year with 6-figures in sales for the very first time.

Year 5 was another 6-figure year in sales, although I didn’t earn that in income, and year 6 would have been my third year earning 6-figures too.

But I had left the family business to pursue my own business ventures and create the life I’ve always intended on living.

I’m actually drafting my second eBook to help those in family businesses identify when it’s time to leave the family business, especially if the environment becomes toxic.

Something I kept in mind was that if I could make someone else’s business 6-figures per year, then I could do it for myself and my family too.

The Second Way I Earned 6-Figures Was with Stocks

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Earning 6-figures with stock investing

I am going in chronological order to help you understand a little bit about my background and my story.

I’ve always had a dream of making a lot of money and living life on my own terms.

When I became aware I wasn’t going to become affluent working for someone else, I decided to take action and invest in myself by accumulating a lot of knowledge online.

Though I didn’t have any mentors in person, I did have mentors online, at least that’s what I’ve always considered them to be.

I consumed content from a variety of successful and wealthy people and took the most valuable things from them to mold my own character.

Learning how to invest in stocks was so intimidating because no one was showing you how to do it.

Every article I read online was so dated and full of mumbo jumbo jargon.

Without hesitation, I opened my broker account with Vanguard, deposited my first $20, and made my first investment two months later after that deposit.

Why Invest in Stocks?

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The year was 2019 when I made my first investment in the stock market.

I’ve always wanted to invest in the stock market because unlike a high yield savings account, it earned a lot more returns annually.

I was deep into financial literacy and was learning as much as I could about making money, managing it, and multiplying it.

So naturally stocks came to mind.

In fact, I’ve wanted to invest in stocks ever since one of my finance professors from college advised he did.

Old man was a gatekeeper though, he had absolutely no regard for showing us how to start!

So, with that in mind, I decided to launch Franknez.com to show people what I was doing to make, manage, and multiply my money.

This is not a website for financial advice, it’s a website for insight, perspective, and self-education.

The first time I saw 6-figures in stocks was during the summer of 2021 when momentum stocks were up, and my long-term stocks were very healthy.

I understand that in the beginning it’s difficult putting money away, and it’s even more difficult investing it.

Learn to let go of the money so that it can go out and bring back some more.

I’ve found that it’s very important to take calculated risks in life.

Bookmark: How to invest in the stock market for beginners

I’ve Earned 6-Figures Blogging

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The third way I’ve earned 6-figures is by reaching millions of people online via my blog.

I’m beginning my third-year blogging in 2022 and am excited to provide even more value to the communities I serve online.

There’s content on my blog for:

  • New bloggers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Stock investors
  • Crypto investors
  • & Financial literacy seekers

I’ve written a ton of content to help people either gain insight to reach a new level, or digest content on important information that will help them improve their finances one way or another.

While I do blog for a living, I also run a 5-figure advertising agency that I’m working towards getting to 6-figures.

It’s all been extremely challenging and has taken time.

Excluding stock investing, earning 6-figures for any business or platform will require you to provide a lot of value to the receiver.

Reach For More!

Earning 6-figures might sound like a dream come true, but in all honesty it’s only one steppingstone towards a greater and much more prosperous future.

6-figures shouldn’t be the goal, but rather be seen as a milestone that will propel you even further.

I recently heard a saying, “don’t buy stupid $#!% until you at least have $500k in the bank”.

The financial literacy in that statement is strong and I love it.

Even when you earn a 6-figure income, live below your means to maximize your net worth growth potential on that income.

Otherwise, living paycheck to paycheck would have meant your efforts were all for nothing.

Related: How to start a blog in 2022 (Beginners Guide)

The Secrets to Earning 6-Figures Per Year

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So, what are these secrets that allowed me to manifest 6-figures in 3 different ways?

  1. The appetite to do so
  2. Setting goals and
  3. Taking relentless action to meet them

That’s it, that’s all it takes.

You’ll need to want it, you’ll have to be clear on what it is you want (6-figures), and then you’ll have to take as much action necessary to make it happen.

Here are some examples:

Family Business

In the family business, I created this appetite for meeting the 6-figure goal.

Once I was clear on what I wanted to accomplish, I began setting goals as to how I would accomplish this within my niche industry.

From there it took 4 years of relentless action to finally reach 6-figures in sales.

Stock Investing

I had a hunger to learn how to invest so I chose the path of stock investing.

I got clear on wanting to multiply my money with the intention of making more than 6-figures one day, and took relentless action to put money aside to invest when opportunities came my way.

The discipline to not spend but rather save, is a form of taking relentless action towards a future goal.

Blogging

Blogging came more natural than anything else I’ve ever done.

I’ve always loved to write, and to help people.

As I set goals to further provide value, my blog grew exponentially as I took relentless action towards giving more than I received.

Although blogging has been challenging in its own respect, it’s also been the most natural to me personally.

Summary

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There you have it; these are the 3 different ways I’ve earned 6-figures.

While yours might differ from mine, the 3 secrets I’ve outlined are what helped me do it 3 different times.

In retrospect, now I’m wondering if there needs to be more things added to that list in order to go beyond 6-figures, such as hiring a team for example.

I guess that will be a blog post for another time.

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