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These Hedge Funds Have Been Wiped Out in 2022

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Market News: These Hedge Funds have been underperforming all year | Frankenz.com.

Which hedge funds have been underperforming in 2022?

Hedge fund Tiger Global Management is down -54% for the year despite gaining 1.4% in November according to Bloomberg sources.

Persons familiar with the matter say the firm’s long-only fund rose 5.1% in November.

The hedge fund has been on a steady decline all year.

In April, the firm sunk -34% after a bad run that was fueled by massive bets on stocks that have been hammered, such as fast-growing tech companies in the U.S and China.

Tiger Global lost -7% last year, its first annual drop since 2016 and its third total.

Tiger Global Losses 2007-2021 | Sources: Bloomberg News, Curated by Franknez.com.
Tiger Global Losses 2007-2021 | List of Underperforming Hedge Funds – Sources: Bloomberg News, Curated by Franknez.com.

CEO Chase Coleman’s personal wealth dropped by $1.3 billion early this year, according to calculations by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. 

But Tiger Global isn’t the only hedge fund that is underperforming in 2022.

Here are other hedge funds facing significant losses in 2022.

Which hedge funds have been losing money this year?

List of worst performing hedge funds in 2022 | Franknez.com.
List of worst performing hedge funds in 2022 – Underperforming Hedge Funds | Franknez.com.

Tiger Global Management and Whale Rock Capital Management were among stock-picking hedge funds to report significant losses in 2022.

In September, Tiger Global saw losses as high as -66.5%, per Bloomberg.

Whale Rock widened its losses to -41%.

A report conducted in March concluded that almost 80% of active hedge fund managers are underperforming major indexes such as the S&P 500.

Which hedge funds have been underperforming?

Below is a list of other hedge funds underperforming in 2022.

Other hedge funds include:

  • Light Street Capital Management -50%
  • Maverick Capital -27%
  • Third Point -21.10%

Melvin Capital closed its doors in June of 2022 after it failed to make up for significant losses after it had bet against GameStop.

Anchorage Capital is another hedge fund that closed after betting against another ‘meme stock’, AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.

It closed its doors after 18 years when it could no longer provide their clients with the ability to withdraw their capital.

Hedge funds are heading for one of their worst years of performance on record, leaving investors frustrated with how many managers have failed to offset sharp falls in equity and bond markets,” says Financial Times.

It’s only a matter of time before we begin to see more hedge funds close their doors leading into 2023.

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Stocks Are Trading Sideways: Is Now Time to Buy?

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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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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.

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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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Is Now the Time to Buy or Sell in The Market?

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The markets seem to be nowhere near a bounce as both stocks and crypto freefall; is now the time to buy or sell in the market?

If you’re part of the small percentage that’s in profit, maybe liquidating has come through your mind.

Especially if you’re looking to protect your capital and wait for other opportunities.

But what if your portfolio has suffered significant losses?

Is it best to cut your losses and conserve whatever cash you have left?

This article is going to provide you with perspective on ways to not only protect your cash during this nasty bear market, but also how to identify opportunities to multiply your wealth.

Let’s dive right into it.

Should You Buy or Sell?

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Should you buy or sell in the market.

Whether you should buy or sell in today’s market conditions will depend on how liquid you are and on your future and current investment plans.

Value investors looking to add stocks to their long-term portfolios could benefit from buying the markets lows, though it’s important to keep in mind that the markets are still susceptible to fall.

Dividend stock investors could also benefit from buying these lows.

Diversified investors who are looking for the next opportunity may want to liquidate positions to have cash ready when the time is right for the next move.

Whether that be waiting for real estate opportunities or other markets to tumble, this will highly depend on an individual’s needs.

With so much uncertainty in the markets at the moment, the best thing investors can do is create a plan to guide their investment goals in the right direction.

Identify what you’re aiming to achieve when investing in the market.

Is it long-term capital gains?

Income?

And decide what it is you need to do now in order to meet your investment needs.

Bitcoin Falls Under $16K, Crypto Down

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Bitcoin (BTC) fell under $16K on Wednesday.

Peter Schiff warned investors in a Twitter space call to sell Bitcoin today as the cryptocurrency could be headed towards lower levels.

The economists said he does not own any Bitcoin but urges holders to buy back in after a market collapse occurs in the crypto space.

On the other hand, FTX is causing a ruckus as the token falls more than 90% in the past 7 days with nearly 60% happening in the last 24 hours.

FTX investors include:

  • BlackRock
  • Ontario Pension Fund
  • Sequoia Paradigm
  • Tiger Global
  • SoftBank
  • Circle
  • Ribbit
  • Alan Howard
  • Multicoin
  • VanEck
  • Temasek

In recent crypto news, Binance backed out from saving FTX leaving the crypto on the brink of collapse.

FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried said that without more capital, bankruptcy is likely.

Related: How to Buy Cryptocurrency for Beginners

Stock Market Rains Blood

Is now the time to buy in the bear market?
Is now the time to buy in the bear market?

Stocks continue to bleed as the Fed struggles to maintain economic structure and institutional investors liquidate the market.

The NASDAQ and SPY have seen improvement in the past month, but economists, CEOs, and media influencers say the market has plenty of room to drop.

Stocks fell sharply on Wednesday, a day before CPI announcements.

Poor consumer reports could cause stocks to fall sharply again.

Traders should trade with caution.

With inflation affecting millions of families and corporations such as Netflix, Facebook (META), Twitter, and Tesla laying off tens of thousands of employees, a recession looms.

Whether you decide to buy or sell in today’s markets will ultimately depend on how liquid you are and whether you’re prepared to face a highly likely recession in the coming months to year.

Creating a plan and identifying what you can and cannot do financially as turmoil hits the economy is your best bet of riding this wave.

Do you plan to buy or sell in the market today?

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Retail Investors Have Big Opportunity in the Market Right Now

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Stocks and Crypto to Buy in a Bear Market | Opportunity in the market right now.

That’s right, even in today’s bear market, retail investors have big opportunity right now.

If you’re a new investor or entered the market during the bull run, chances are your portfolio is down significantly.

But don’t let your first bear market shake you off because there are numerous opportunities out there that have the potential to yield big returns.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you’ve more than likely capitalized on opportunities such as AMC, HYMC, Shiba Inu Coin, Terra Classic, and Bitcoin during properly and fortunately timed moments.

So, what’s new?

In this article, I’m going to go over the opportunities I see that lie ahead for retail investors.

None of the information on my blog is financial advice but rather speculative content based on current information and trends in the market.

And with that being said, let’s get started.

Not Invested in The Markets Yet?

If you or someone you know are not invested in the markets yet, the two articles below are going to walk you through, step-by-step on how to buy stocks for the very first time and how to buy cryptocurrency for the very first time, too.

Much information on how to invest in the markets is outdated so I wanted to create easy guides for beginners.

You can read them here to get started:

Remember, one of the greatest wealth you can share with someone else is that of knowledge.

Opportunities in the Stock Market Today

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Opportunities in the stock market today.

During a bear market share prices tend to tumble, hence why many long-term investor’s portfolios tend to lose value.

And although we can’t entirely time the bottom, we know that at some point the stock market is at a massive fire sale.

Value investors such as you and I can pick up shares from our favorite companies at these low prices before the market reverses trend.

Economists, analysts, and entrepreneurs alike predict there is still room for another 10%-15% drop in the markets.

But for the record, these are just predictions after all.

The point here is for value investors to capitalize on this falling trend by purchasing low and holding during the next bull market.

Whether you choose to capitalize on opportunities presented in a bull market or not will ultimately be up to you.

However, capitalizing during a bull market will require value investors to buy during a bear market, not during the bull market.

After being involved in the retail community for almost three years now, there are stocks and crypto that just stand out as having big potential during the next bull run and I’m going to discuss them below.

Stocks Worth Buying During a Bear Market

None of the information provided below is financial advice, but rather speculative in nature based on market trends and current information at the time of publication.

AMC Entertainment Stock (AMC)

You’ve probably heard all the ruckus on AMC and ‘meme stocks’.

It’s true, the stock jumped from $5 per share to an all-time high of $72 per share.

AMC Entertainment stock is currently trading below $6 again due to this bear market.

What makes this stock such an interesting value investment is that it has a huge community made up of millions of people who plan to take its current price up again.

Plus, the company has beat earnings every quarter since 2021.

Investing in the largest movie theater chain in the world could prove to pay out big during the next bull market.

SPY Stock (SPY)

I’ve talked about SPY stock numerous times on my blog.

It’s even made the list of best divided stocks to buy for passive income.

SPY is the S&P 500 index fund that tracks the top 500 performing companies in the U.S and has been a favorite amongst value investors for a long time.

Warren Buffett himself says he’s moving 90% of his wealth to this specific stock when he departs us.

Just this thought should speak for itself.

SPY has a great track record for its increased value over time.

Vanguard Real Estate REIT (VNQ)

I believe every value investor should have at least one great performing REIT, or Real Estate Investment Trust.

VNQ is Vanguard’s commercial real estate investment trust with a great track record since the recession of 2008.

The REIT is also on the list of the best dividend stocks to buy for passive income.

While the real estate market is set to retrace some of its gains, keeping an eye on this stock may provide retail investors with big opportunity during the next bull market.

GameStop Stock (GME)

What GameStop is doing with their NFT marketplace is genius and not a lot of people know about it.

Wonder why, *ahem, mainstream media*.

The video game company is making it available for people around the world to own actual digital items inside games through the use of blockchain technology.

The opportunity this technology will bring to entrepreneurs and flippers alike in the future is massive.

Investing in GameStop early on could have massive potential as our economy shifts towards the digital/metaverse economy.

Amazon Stock (AMZN)

Amazon is now affordable for just about any value investor to buy shares from.

The company stock traded above $3K per share before its 20-for-1 stock split made it available for everyone to purchase.

AMZN is currently trading below $100 per share and it’s a steal whether you’re anticipating another 10%-15% market drop or not.

Tesla Stock (TSLA)

Despite what you might think of eccentric billionaire Elon Musk, you cannot deny what the entrepreneur has created is fascinating in its own respect.

Tesla stock has shown outstanding growth in the past even after stock splits.

We’ve seen this company’s stock reach massive popularity during the previous bull market.

In fact, it was right under AMC Entertainment stock as the most searched for stock on Google in 2021.

Meta Platforms Stock (META)

Most boomer investors, like mainstream media, don’t truly understand the potential of Meta.

While Zucks might currently get made fun of by Wall Street ego, there’s a huge opportunity investing in early technology, especially a technology that one day may change the world as we know it.

Today’s innovators will carry the baton, whether old power likes it or not.

Crypto to Buy During a Bear Market

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Crypto to buy in a bear market.

Here’s a list of cryptocurrencies I’m keeping an eye on in today’s bear market.

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How to Invest In The Stock Market For Beginners

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How to invest in the stock market step by step for beginners

There comes a point when you realize that in order to build wealth it will require you to build multiple streams of income. The average millionaire has seven. The stock market is one way you can invest your earned income in order to start earning passive income and multiply your money. Here’s how to invest in the stock market step by step for beginners.

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I’ve been investing in the stock market since 2019.

When I learned how to open a brokerage account and buy company stock, I knew I had to show people how to do it too.

Everything I found online was outdated so I wanted to make it easy for people to start.

Benefits of investing in the stock market

One of the greatest benefits of investing in the stock market is that you get to hedge against inflation.

Inflation is at an all-time high right now and simply letting your money lose its value isn’t going to create wealth.

The stock market also provides an average return of 7%-8% annually which means those CDs and high yielding savings accounts are a thing of the past.

Even so, you can always create a portfolio bringing in 20%+ annual returns!

In June of 2021, AMC shareholders saw a whopping 3000% return on their investment at its high.

GameStop shareholders saw about half!

Although these trades are much different anomalies then traditional long-term investing, it paints a picture of the power of the market.

Let’s get you started!

#1. Set a Budget When Planning to Invest

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Before you begin to invest you will need to set a budget on your first investment(s).

The great thing about the stock market is that you can invest with as little as $50 or so depending on the cost of a share.

A share is a fraction of a company you can own and earn money from as the company grows and profits over a period of time.

Example

If you set a budget of $200 and the share of a company you want to invest in costs $50 then you can purchase (4) four shares of said company.

If a month later the shares you purchased are worth $60 each then your shares would now be worth $240, resulting in a $40 gain.

This is how investing in the stock market works.

Note: I highly recommend having your emergency fund built prior to proceeding with investing in the stock market.

It is important to highlight that the money you invest in the stock market will need to be money you can tolerate losing.

The stock market is volatile meaning the value of your assets is constantly going up and down.

Something to keep in mind is that the value of your investments can go down just as fast if not faster than they went up.

Now, this is not addressed to scare you. The stock on average has an annual return of 6-8% per year.

Why should you invest in stocks?

Investing in stocks is a great way to diversify your portfolio.

You don’t want to keep all your eggs in one basket.

For this reason, the wealthy invest in companies they believe have long-term potential to thrive and to multiply their investment.

#2. Know What to Invest In

Now that you’ve set a budget you’ll need to know what you want to invest in.

Once you do, find the stock market symbol of the company on Google search engine.

If you wanted to invest in Coca-Cola for example, you’d search ‘stock market symbol for Coca-Cola’ on Google.

You’ll see that the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) symbol for Coca-Cola is KO.

This is how you will identify and search for companies to invest in when you’re in the market to buy stocks.

Here are some different type of investments you can invest in within the NYSE.

Stocks

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How to invest in stocks for beginners

A stock is a share of a company just like Coca-Cola.

Buying a share from one specific company is a stock.

Stocks are good to purchase if you strongly believe in the continued success of your choice of company.

Invest in companies that have room to grow and are constantly innovating.

Stocks I personally favor are Tesla, Apple, and Amazon.

These tech companies are always innovating therefore I have strong conviction towards their continued growth and success.

Index Funds

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How to invest in the stock market

An index fund is a fund that tracks and follows the index (growth) of a group of companies.

When you own a share of an index fund, you own a percentage of a pool of companies oppose to just one company.

What makes an index fund great is that if a company within an index fund isn’t performing very well there are other companies that may balance the overall performance of the fund resulting in a fair return.

A popular choice is the S&P500.

This index fund tracks the performance of the top 500 companies in the United States.

This type of investment tends to be a less risky and yield great profits over the long run.

It’s an investors favorite and I personally hold shares in the S&P500.

Bookmark: Retire a millionaire with the S&P500: is it possible?

REITS

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How to buy REITS

A REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust Fund) is very similar to an index fund.

The only exception is that it invests exclusively in real estate companies oppose to other businesses.

If you want to invest in real estate without the hassle of learning the game, using cash up front, or getting into debt, REITs are a great way to diversify your portfolio into the real estate sector.

A great REIT I’m invested in is VNQ with Vanguard.

Which investment is right for you?

Each of these investments has their own benefits.

My suggestion is to research them individually as all of our needs are very unique.

As your skills develop as a retail investor, you’ll find yourself having a diversified portfolio consisting of all three.

Invest in the stock market and learn to identify which investment is best for you.

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

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#3. Choose a Brokerage Firm to Begin Investing in The Stock Market

This is the fun part.

Choose a reputable online brokerage firm.

A brokerage firm is a platform where you will be doing all of your investing through the NYSE.

Here you’ll be able to purchase stocks and sell them.

Each brokerage firm has their own customer advantages but are very similar to use.

Here is a list of brokerage firms you can open an account with and sign up for free.

Check out each brokerage firm’s website and see which feels more comfortable for you to navigate.

Do some research on each of them to see which has the strongest potential for your needs. I personally use Vanguard.

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How to invest in the stock market for beginners

Note: When you purchase investments, there are small commission fees your investments will pay out to the firm.

They are very small in most cases and don’t hinder your earnings like you’d think. Vanguard has the lowest fees.

Each brokerage firm will have different commission fees and the percentage will vary in each firm.

For example: Coke (KO) will have a slightly different commission fee in every firm despite having the same share cost.

#4. Open your account

For this step-by-step on how to invest in the stock market I’m going to use Vanguard.

Vanguard is one of the most reliable brokerage accounts you can use.

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How to invest in stocks for beginners

Head over to Vanguard and select ‘Open an account’.

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How to invest in stocks with Vanguard

Select ‘Start your new account’ to get started.

Vanguard Account

Choose the method you will be funding your new account. You can choose between:

  • Electronic bank transfer or another Vanguard account
  • Rollover from an employer plan (e.g., 401(k) plan)
  • Transfer investments from another financial firm

Most new retail investors will be choosing the first option, using an electronic bank transfer to fund your account.

Open a vanguard account

Before you open your account to begin investing in the stock market you’ll need your bank account and routing number as well as other personal information.

Once you’re in it’s time to transfer funds into your account.

#5. Transfer Funds into Your Brokerage Account

Congratulations! Now that you’ve chosen a brokerage account to invest with, you’ll have the tools at your disposal to begin investing.

Navigate throughout your brokerage website. Get comfortable with where things are.

Things might seem very new at first, intimidating even.

Don’t worry, now that you’ve begun something new, you’ll begin to take the first steps toward self-education.

First, you’ll want to learn how to transfer funds into your brokerage account.

I will be demonstrating step by step how to do this using Vanguard.

Toggle the settings to connect your bank account with your brokerage account so you can start to invest in the stock market.

This direct line will allow you to transfer funds into your account so you may begin to purchase shares.

Once you have this set up you may transfer the money from your budget to invest in.

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#6. Make Your Very First Investment in The Stock Market

Now that you’ve transferred your funds over to your brokerage account, navigate through the site to make your very first purchase.

Search the symbol of the stock, index, or REIT you will be investing in.

Note: Before purchasing, make sure you thoroughly navigate the website to get comfortable using it.

This will make the purchase experience a lot easier.

Once you pull up the investment, go through the details provided on the page.

You should be able to see its history, it’s projected return, its risk level, and so much more information about the investment.

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Purchase the investment!

Purchase the investment with the option set to ‘Market’.

This option will allow you to purchase the investment instantly at the price it’s worth.

We suggest doing a test purchase since this is your first time investing in the stock market.

This will help you get a feel for it. Purchase one share so you understand the process.

It will serve as good practice and experience.

Congrats on buying your first share!

Follow up on your investment the following day and see whether your investment had gains or losses.

You’ll see for the very first time how your investment grew in value or decreased in value.

You now have a taste of what it’s like to invest in the stock market.

Bookmark: My top picks of stocks to invest in right now

Final thoughts

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I have personally invested in stocks since 2019 and have learned a lot about the stock market.

In fact, I’m still learning today.

I published an article on the best tips and advice for beginners investing in stocks to further help you on your journey.

Stock investing is all about strategy.

When you make money in the stock market you may let it sit and accumulate over time, or you may cash in your profits and allocate those gains towards other opportunities.

This is why I believe investing in stocks is extremely important to someone who wants to build wealth.

The stock market allows you to multiply your hard-earned money so you may further invest it in other assets.

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The Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for Passive Income

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Personal Finance: Best dividend stocks to buy | Stocks to buy now

Today I’m going over 8 of the best dividend stocks to buy for passive income in 2022.

These tickers have been yielding cash returns (which I’ve reinvested back) no matter whether the markets are up or down all year long.

Investing in these types of passive income trains is something Warren Buffett has done over the course of his lifetime.

And the sooner you begin investing in dividend stocks, the more you’ll thank yourself later.

Let’s get started!

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Best Dividend Stocks to Buy in 2022

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List of the best dividend stocks to buy | Stocks to buy now

Dividend stock investing can yield big passive income when done right.

Dedication and patience are two key virtues to making the best out of this wealth building strategy.

Here’s a list of the best dividend stocks to buy this year:

#1. VOO (S&P 500)

Dividend Yield: 1.56%

VOO has paid $5.65 per share in the past year during the bull market but is currently paying $1.43 per share in this year’s bear market.

VOO is Vanguard’s S&P 500 ETF which tracks the top 500 performing companies in the United States.

#2. GPC (Genuine Parts Co.)

Dividend Yield: 2.40%

GPC has paid $3.42 per share but is currently paying investors during this bear market $0.90 per share.

Genuine Parts Company is an American service organization engaged in the distribution of automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products and electrical/electronic materials.

#3. VNQ (Real Estate REIT)

Dividend Yield: 3.53%

VNQ has paid $2.86 per share but is currently paying investors approximately $0.56 per share in today’s bear market.

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

#4. OMF (One Main Holdings, Inc.)

Dividend Yield: 7.96%

OMF currently pays investors $0.95 per share but has paid them as much as $6.80 per share during the bull market.

OneMain Holdings, Inc. is an American financial services holding company that provides loan products, offers credit cards, and other personal loans.

#5. T (AT&T)

AT&T

Dividend Yield: 9.71%

AT&T is currently paying shareholders $0.28 per share but has paid investors $1.60 in the past.

AT&T Inc. is an American multinational telecommunications holding company offering internet and cellular services.

#6. NRZ (Real Estate REIT)

Dividend Yield: 9.85%

NRZ stock is currently paying investors $0.25 per share but has paid $1 per share before.

New Residential is a publicly traded mortgage real estate investment trust with a diversified portfolio and a strong track record of performance.

#7. EMR (Emerson Electric Co.)

Dividend Yield: 2.45%

EMR pays shareholders $0.51 per share but has paid investors $2.05 per share prior to today’s bear market.

Emerson Electric Co. is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Ferguson, Missouri.

The Fortune 500 company manufactures products and provides engineering services for industrial, commercial, and consumer markets.

#8. ESGV (ETF)

Dividend Yield: 1.26%

ESGV currently pays shareholders $0.20 but has paid investors $0.88 per share in the past.

ESGV tracks the performance of large-, mid-, and small-capitalization stocks.

The ETF specifically excludes stocks of certain companies related to the following: adult entertainment, alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, gambling, chemical and biological weapons, cluster munitions, anti-personnel landmines, nuclear weapons, conventional military weapons, civilian firearms, nuclear power, and coal, oil, or gas.

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How to trade in Canada.

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The Canadian stock market may not be the most exciting in the world and yet, trading in Canada does offer some excellent opportunities to both investors and speculators for those who can identify the best Canadian stocks. Buying stocks in Canada is relatively straightforward and there is now a good solid choice of online brokers and discount brokers making it cheaper than ever to start trading stocks today.

The Canadian stock market at a glance

Toronto Stock Exchange

Dating back to 1852, the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is currently the 11th largest stock market in the world.

There are some 1,700 listed issuers adding up to a combined market capitalization of CAD $3,059,755,023,680.

The Canadian exchange is only 6% of the size of the US ($2 trillion CAD vs $27 trillion USD) exchange so cannot really compete in terms of size, opportunity or lucratively.

Still, recent decades have indicated that the TSX does perhaps offer a stability that has at times been worryingly lacking in Wall Street, the City of London and Shanghai.

How to trade in Canada with a broker

how to trade in Canada.
How to Trade in Canada.

In order to trade and buy stocks in Canada, you do need to use a broker.

The TSX does not deal directly with investors and as such, a registered broker is needed to act as a middleman, executing instructions on an investor’s behalf.

The first step is to identify a suitable broker and sign up for an account.

You will need to have ID documents and tax information to hand in order to comply with KYC requirements.

After funding the account with an initial deposit, we are free to begin trading.

Note that online brokers seldom offer much in the way of help or advice so deciding what to invest in and what strategies to use is down to individual users.

However, before making a trade it is definitely worth spending some time to learn how it works and to familiarize oneself with the various trading tools offered inside the brokers site or app.

Top Canadian Brokers – (Including Online Brokers and Discount Brokers)

Let’s look at some of the leading and best Canadian online brokers.

●     Questrade

Questrade is one of a handful of Canadian brokers who also offers access to the US exchange making them a great option for those want to dabble in the much bigger, US stock exchange.

Trading fees are extremely competitive starting at $0.01 per share (although with a $4.95 minimum).

●     QTrade Direct

Qtrade Direct offers a great client experience and a user-friendly interface.

Trading fees are a little higher than Questrade coming in at $8.95 – of course, this is fine on large trades but does deter those wishing to trade smaller volumes.

●     Wealth Simple

WealthSimple is a great platform for beginner investors on account of its tutorials, and robo-advisor.  Interestingly, Wealth Simple also offers halal, eco-friendly and social responsible investment options!

Trading fees begin at $0.00 although WealthSimple does charge a currency conversion of 1.5% for any US based trades.

Trading in Canada VS USA

How To Invest In The Stock Market Step By Step

Culturally and politically, the USA and Canada are quite similar.

In fact, Canada is often (perhaps disparagingly) regarded as the US’s nicer but simpler cousin. 

However, when it comes to financial policy, Canada is notably more regulated and does not quite condone the gun-ho, liberatarian, low-regulation attitude to financial conduct that the US has become (perhaps unfairly) famous for.

Indeed, the WEF even complimented the Canadian banking system as being the “soundest in the world”.

The US stock exchange is far more diversified than its Canadian counterpart.

As we said in the intro, the Canadian stock exchange is largely dominated by 3 sectors – banking, energy and industry – whereas the US stock exchange offers the opportunity to invest in some world-famous tech, healthcare and military supply companies.

Related: How to Invest in the Stock Market for Beginners

Conclusion on buying stocks in Canada

So, there we have it.

While the Canadian stock market is by no means the biggest, it still offers enough to engage most investors.

Buying stocks in Canada is simple, and by picking the best Canadian stocks, investors can expect a satisfactory return.

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What Positive and Negative Impact Does the Interest Rate Have on the Stock Market?

Interest Rate Stock Market

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Almost every segment of a person’s financial life is liable to the effects of interest rates.

One would probably confirm that from the aftermath of recent steps by the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Interest rates shape the behavior of consumers, companies, and investors.

From these three groups, the news of any changes to interest rates tends to influence investors the most.

These effects can make one wonder how the interest rate and stock markets work.

What are the positive and negative impacts of interest rates on the stock market?

This is a common question among new traders and even the common person.

Related: How to Invest in The Stock Market for Beginners

The Interest Rate in Question

When talking about the interest rate that may have a positive or negative impact on the stock market, it is the rate set by the Federal Reserve Bank or any other central bank depending on the country.

The Fed uses the fund rate in its aim to keep inflation under control.

So, what is an interest rate?

When the lender imposes a fee on the borrower, the fee expressed as a percentage of the money loaned is the interest rate.

The federal bank sets the interest in the United States, the Bank of England (BoE) does the same in the UK, and every country relies on its central bank for its base rate.

This rate can affect the interest rate set by banks and other financial institutions.

When the interest rate is higher, lenders will most likely increase the cost of borrowing.

Savers would similarly expect to earn more from their savings because, in essence, the bank has borrowed money from them.

When the Interest Rate Rises

When the Fed increases the interest rate, the effect on the stock market is not direct.

Financial institutions such as banks find it expensive to access loans from the Fed.

This is the sole direct impact of this rise.

The impact on the rest of the field is indirect and occurs at different rates.

Banks charge their customers more for loans, particularly for those in variable interest rate arrangements.

Consequently, customers have reduced disposable income, so businesses get a dip in their profits and revenues.

But there is a more direct negative impact on businesses and corporations because they borrow money from financial institutions to enhance their operations.

When businesses fail to grow and their earnings drop, it follows then that their stock prices could also dwindle.

Lower Interest Rates

In case the interest rates fall, companies will find it easier to access loans from banks.

New bonds are likely to become popular as companies seek to expand.

The effect on consumer psychology is similar.

Consumers will most likely enhance their spending, leading to an increase in stock prices.

The Power of Speculation

Interest rates stock market

The relationship between interest rate and the stock market is so interesting that the market can react even when nothing has changed yet.

Perception is very powerful in this relationship.

When the Federal Reserve is about to pronounce interest rate changes, the players may preempt and make moves.

Sometimes, there is a spending reduction that causes a market stumble.

Sometimes, the expectation is that the Fed will reduce the interest rate.

Normally, this will prompt people and businesses to spend and invest more, a situation that increases stock prices.

There are also times when the speculation is different from what the central bank does.

Outlook and Conclusion

There is an indirect relationship between interest rates and the stock market, but the two elements usually move in opposite directions.

So, in most situations, a rise in Fed interest rates prompts the stock market to go down, and vice versa.

The interest rate will continue to change and bring volatility to the stock market and affect players positively or negatively.

As you seek to learn more about investing in the stock market, appreciate that this is a normal situation.

The most important thing is to remain focused, particularly on the long-term investment goals.

After some time, the interest rate will change its trajectory, as it has always done.

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My Top Picks of Stocks to Invest in Right Now

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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.

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Is Your Portfolio Down? 3 Tips to Navigate the Weather

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Is your stock portfolio down? 3 Tips to navigate the bad weather

Nothing is more dissatisfying than seeing your portfolio down.

You work so hard to earn the money to invest it, finally begin to see some growth, and then the market dumps.

Now your stock portfolio is down.

Most of you aren’t ‘hedging’ against your losses like most financial institutions are either.

So, what can you do to navigate this bad weather?

Here are 3 tips that will get you through it.

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#1. Increase your position(s)

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Increase your position when your stock portfolio is down

One way I personally take advantage of the market when my stock portfolio is down is by increasing my positions.

If you’re a long-term stockholder like I am then you understand the current market situation is only temporary and the market always tends to bounce right back up.

This means that any stock that’s red in my portfolio is at a discount.

Some of you who are part of my private community have received alerts and notifications of when I’ve bought a dip (both stock and crypto).

It’s these types of strategies that have allowed me to weather the bad storm when my portfolios are down.

Why buy on red days?

why buy when the market is down?
Why buy when the market is down?

Buying on red days even if your portfolio is down means you will profit as soon as the market begins to trend upwards again.

If a stock you purchased is down -5% then it goes down to -10%, you can take advantage of buying the asset cheaper at -10% if you anticipate its value will go back up.

In this scenario, if the value goes up again and the original stock you purchased has broken even, then the other share(s) you bought low are up +5%.

If your conviction towards a stock or company is strong, buying heavy during the lows could significantly increase your portfolio’s value as the stock begins to climb again.

While many novice investors might panic at the sight of their assets declining in value, it’s best to stay calm and rely on your conviction and have a strategy in mind.

#2. Invest your money in other assets

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Buy crypto with Coinbase

Other assets you can invest your money in when your portfolio is down could be a business, a crypto wallet, or even in yourself.

One way I’ve invested my money during this bear market aside from stocks and cryptocurrencies has been in my business and in my health.

The reason we invest is to get a return.

So why not invest in a startup or even in yourself?

Because ultimately you are the vehicle that’s going to take you to where you want to be.

Think about how else you can make a return on the money you’re about to invest.

Nothing is ever certain, not even in the stock market.

Take a risk and invest in yourself.

Assets you can invest in other than stocks

  • Cryptocurrencies
  • NFTs
  • Startup/Side Hustle/ Business
  • Health

You’ll find that once you invest in other income generating opportunities, those same opportunities will eventually allow you to invest more into the markets and within one another.

This form of diversification is going to armor you up for when your stock portfolio is down.

Keep track of your net worth as well as the sources growing it to build your portfolio’s confidence.

#3. You can always play it passively

Long-term investing
Long-term investing

When your stock portfolio is down, you can always choose to play it passively and do nothing.

You understand building your net worth is going to take time despite what the market is going through.

Perhaps you don’t find cryptocurrencies or startups attractive, and that’s okay.

This third tip is to be patient and let your portfolio go through the growing pains.

Believe me when I say I’ve been there too.

The important thing here is to stay calm and not let your feelings control your financial decisions.

I know too well this is one of the hardest things about having money planted in the stock market.

But in the end, this all about taking in that learning experience so you can do better the next time an opportunity comes your way.

When should you cut your losses?

when should you cut your losses?

You should cut your losses only when you’ve identified an investment is a dead play or you are not seeing results after 1-2 years, especially if you’re going long on a stock or company.

Day traders cut their losses quick because they’re in the stock market for short-term gains.

Long-term investors should keep a close eye on what they’re investing in to identify whether there is future growth of a stock.

One way I’ve identified a potentially great long-term stock is by looking at the stock’s history chart.

If there’s been consistent growth for over a period of a few years, then you can assume the trajectory will follow in the coming years.

I created a list of these type of long-term stocks here.

I cut my losses on SPRT shortly after the merge with Greenridge because at that point I didn’t trust the company nor its partners.

Another stock I sold was AT&T because after a little over a year all it did was consolidate and its performance was not on parr with my expectations.

These are just my personal experiences selling stocks in the market.

AT&T has a great dividend, and I might create a portfolio specifically based on dividend stocks in the near future to further amp up my portfolio strategy.

Is your portfolio down?

Let’s start a discussion in the comment section below.

Is your portfolio down?

And if so, how are you navigating through today’s bear market?

The community and I would love to hear from you.

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