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Top 7 Stocks Outperforming the Market Already This Year

Stock Market 2023: Top stocks outperforming the SPY.
Stock Market 2023: Top stocks outperforming the SPY.

The SPY is currently up +2.05% in only the first two and a half weeks of the new trading year.

Shares of the S&P 500 index are trading at $388.64 at the time of this publication.

Last year, the index came down more than -10% bringing many companies down -50% to more than -80% on the year.

Today, stocks seem to be doing much better than experts and analysts anticipated.

Despite coming from a bear market, and all signs signaling an upcoming recession, early investors in some stocks are already killing it.

Here are 7 stocks currently outperforming the market already this year.

  1. Biora Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BIOR) +77.45%
  2. AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) +40.46%
  3. AMC Preferred Equity (NYSE:APE) +31.67%
  4. Peloton Interactive (NASDAQ:PTON) +28.57%
  5. Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) +17.64%
  6. Hycroft Mining Holding (NASDAQ:HYMC) +15.98%
  7. GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) +10.70%

#1. Biora Therapeutics (BIOR) Stock

Stock Market 2023: Top stocks outperforming the SPY.

Biora Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BIOR), formerly known as Progenity (PROG) stock was up more than +182% in the first week of the new year.

Today, BIOR stock is up more than +77% this year.

The stock surged from $2 per share and peaked around $7.36 last in only the second week of the new year.

BIOR is extremely shorted, we’re talking about the company being one of the most shorted stocks in the market at the moment.

Ortex is reporting the company to have a whopping 243.95% short interest.

Why did BIOR stock surge so much this year already?

Biora Therapeutics is on track to move into clinic with its lead targeted therapeutics program.

If approved, it will be massive for the company and for shareholders alike.

Read More BIOR Stock News Here

#2. AMC Entertainment (AMC) Stock

Stock Market 2023: Top stocks outperforming the SPY.

AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) stock continues to be one of the biggest ‘meme stocks’ even after its massive debut in 2021 when shares rose from $2.50 to $72 later that year.

The stock, at the publication of this article, is trading at $5.52, the same share price it was two years ago before gaining serious traction.

AMC Entertainment continues to improve its fundamentals and remains the #1 leader in the movie theatre industry.

While online streaming has grown to become quite popular, especially during the pandemic, experts are beginning to weigh in on AMC’s side in 2023.

CNBC stated, “Netflix has backtracked on its previous policies, including by introducing an ad-supported subscription option, leading many to wonder whether the company should rethink its resistance to the traditional Hollywood movie release model as it looks for new ways to grow revenue.

Even Amazon associates who asked not to be identified, per Bloomberg News, are stating the company plans to invest $1 billion per year in the movie theatre industry.

The world’s largest online retailer aims to make between 12 and 15 movies annually that will get a theatrical release.

“While a $1 billion annual investment for film development is on the lower end of what major Hollywood studios spend each year, it’s a positive sign for the movie theater business, which has struggled in the wake of the pandemic”, said CNBC.

Read Breaking AMC Stock News Here

#3. AMC Preferred Equity (APE)

AMC Preferred Equity (NYSE:APE) is currently up +31.67% this year-to-date.

The equity made its debut in August of 2022 as a dividend for AMC shareholders.

AMC Entertainment has been able to capitalize on the equity by using funds to pay off debt and raise capital for the company.

Shares have plummeted since its inception; however, we’re seeing APE shares outperform the market too.

Plans to merge APE shares with AMC common stock will soon be up for shareholders to vote on.

Also Read: AMC Warns Short Sellers of Possible APE Short Squeeze

#4. Peloton (PTON) Stock

Peloton Interactive, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTON) is an American exercise equipment and media company based in New York City.

The company’s products are stationary bicycles, treadmills, indoor rowers equipped with Internet-connected touch screens that stream live and on-demand fitness classes through a subscription service.

Company shares are up +28.75% year-to-date.

Peloton recently brought Leslie Berland, Twitter’s former marketing head, as its next chief marketing officer, per Bloomberg news reports.

She previously helped lead American Express for 10 years.

Peloton is trying to shift the tides after a rough 2022, when its stock dropped more than 75%.

The company in November posted wider losses than analysts expected for its first fiscal quarter.

Berland said in an announcement that she is “thrilled” to join the company at this “unique moment in its transformation journey.”

Read More Market News Here

#5. Tesla Inc. (TSLA) Stock

Stock Market 2023: Top stocks outperforming the SPY.
Stock Market 2023: Top stocks outperforming the SPY.

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) had one of its worst years yet in 2022.

However, the company stock is outperforming the market today already gaining +17.64% in gains this year-to-date.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk sold 22 million shares of the company last year cashing in approximately $3.6 billion earlier in December according to this SEC filing.

After the massive selloff, Elon said during a Twitter space call that he will not sell any Tesla shares for about two years.

Musk said he sees a ‘serious’ recession in 2023 and is preparing for a worst-case scenario.

And although experts are saying a recession is likely to strike the U.S. economy during the first quarter of 2023, the company stock seems to be performing quite well today.

Related: Is Tesla Stock a Buy Right Now or Should You Wait?

#6. Hycroft Mining Holding (HYMC) Stock

Shares of Hycroft Mining (NASDAQ:HYMC) rose 25% earlier this year when the company announced it had discovered more gold and silver than it had anticipated.

Majority of the company is owned by AMC Entertainment.

22% of the company to be exact.

When the movie theatre chain acquired the mining company, headquartered in Nevada, shareholders followed.

Hycroft was able to raise an incredible $195 million in just two weeks after the acquisition.

Today, company shares are up nearly +16% year-to-date.

#7. GameStop Corp. (GME) Stock

GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) shares are currently up +10.70% year-to-date.

GME stock continues to be a retail investors favorite despite its popularity coming down since the ‘meme stock’ frenzy of 2021.

Today, shareholders are registering their shares through DRS to prevent short sellers from attacking the company stock.

According to GameStop, approximately 30% of GME’s float is registered with the Direct Registration System (DRS).

This equates to 71.3 million retail shares.

How much of GME’s float is owned by retail investors?

Nearly 70% of the float is owned by individual shareholders according to Vickers Stock Research.

While DRS certainly prevents the company from being shorted, it’s only one piece of the puzzle for a GameStop short squeeze.

Shareholders will need to create massive buying pressure next.

Read More About GameStop and DRS Here

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How to Invest In The Stock Market For Beginners

How to invest in the stock market for beginners
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

set a budget when investing

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

Invest in index funds
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

Invest in REITS
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.

Vanguard investment - brokerage for investing
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.

how to invest with Vanguard
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How to invest in stocks for beginners

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

how to open an account with vanguard
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.

Vanguard investment

#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.

Invest Vanguard

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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Retail Investors Have Big Opportunity in the Market Right Now

Stocks and Crypto to buy in a bear market.
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

opportunities in the stock market today
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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Stocks Retail Investors Can Buy to Build Wealth This Decade

Stocks to build wealth

The market is down which means there are a variety of stocks retail investors can buy to build wealth this decade.

The problem is identifying which stocks will create the team you need to ensure your investing success.

I’ve compiled a list of stocks along with a simple strategy that’s going to allow these stocks to compound over time so that when you’re ready, they start paying you passively.

By the end of this article, you will have the knowledge you need to begin building your very own wealth through stock investments this decade.

Let’s get started!

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Compounding starts with reinvesting

Which stocks to buy?
Which stocks to buy?

The list below is made up of cash dividend paying stocks, companies with enough cash at hand which allows them to pay cash dividends to its investors every quarter.

The key here is to ensure that you opt in to ‘reinvest’ these cash dividends back into the asset so that your number of shares automatically compound every quarter.

On some occasions, the default setting is set to ‘cash’ instead of ‘reinvest’, which means your broker account will receive the cash dividend as a form of payment and settle in your funds like a deposit.

When you’ve built a strong retirement portfolio and you’re ready to claim the fruit of your labor many years from now, then you’ll want to begin taking that big cash.

But in the meantime, we’re focusing on setting ourselves up for that chapter in our lives so make sure you opt in to ‘reinvest’ that cash dividend.

Over time, you will see your number of shares grow fractionally and then eventually turn into whole numbers.

This process will continue repeating as you continue to fund your cash dividend stock portfolio.

Which Stocks Can Take Care of You Forever?

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Which stocks to buy?

Building wealth is a constant journey of increasing your income and investing in assets that can take care of you forever.

If you would like me to publish more content on how to increase your income let me know in the comments section at the end of the article.

Granted that you have the capability to invest now during this bear market, here is a list of cash dividend paying stocks that can take care of you forever.

Related: How to Invest in Stocks for Beginners

#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)

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.

Other Stocks?

Investing in other stocks that aren’t paying cash dividends could be a great way to raise capital fast.

One example is Tesla, AMC, GameStop, etc.

Retail investors who were able to jump on these stocks early were able to capitalize on massive price fluctuations.

The key here is to get in early, otherwise you may end up holding substantially large losses.

If you’re going to invest in individual companies, make sure you’ve done your due diligence and cash out when in profit.

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The Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for Passive Income

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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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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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Robinhood Review 2022: How it Works and All you need to know about this Stock Trading App

Robinhood Review 2022: How it works and all you need to know about this stock trading app
Robinhood Trading App Review 2022 – Robinhood Review

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Robinhood is an online investing platform that offers commission-free stocks with high-yield cash management offerings.

This popular stock market trading app does not charge commission for stocks and cryptocurrency trading.

Robinhood, the financial technology company offers trading in stocks, ETFs, other options, and cryptocurrency.

Moreover, this online brokerage provides web and mobile-based services which will allow you to invest and trade easily.

Additionally, the mobile-based services of this platform have made it stand out from its other competitors.

You may be wondering about many questions arising in your head about Robinhood & Robinhood stock.

No worries!

Here in this article, you’ll find the answers to your queries and get to know all the details about this popular online brokerage like- How does it make money, the pros & cons of Robinhood, Robinhood stock price, the behavior of Robinhood in cryptocurrency & its future, and benefits of long-term investing in stocks & cryptos.

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Understanding Robinhood

With more than 13 million users, Robinhood is the best platform for active investors or younger investors who want commission-free trading and investing on mobile.

If you want to invest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, you can use this mobile and web trading platform to invest long term.

Apart from it, Robinhood (a popular stock trading app) went public in July 2021 and its share price was set at $38 for IPO (Initial Public Offering).

Also, Robinhood was listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the symbol “HOOD.”

Recently, Robinhood’s CEO Vlad Tenev said that the company is planning to release the feature that allows customers to trade stocks outside of market hours.

The company named this feature, “Hyper-extended hours.”

According to Bloomberg, Robinhood stock is the favorite stock of Cathie Wood’s ARK funds and they’re purchasing the stocks every week since October 2021.

Last week, ARK Funds have bought about 2.45 million shares of Robinhood markets.

Robinhood Business Model- How the company generates income

With no minimum and no fees for trading in stocks, cryptos, and ETFs, the company has to generate income as a business to be sustainable.

This online brokerage makes money from market makers and some other ways.

Here are the ways through which the company generates revenue.

Payment for Order Flow

In 2021, the company generated 75% revenue through the process payment for order flow (PFOF), in which the company directs their customer’s orders equity and options to a particular market maker and the company receives payment for this compensation.

Hence, PFOF is the major income stream for the company.

Payment for order flow unfortunately plays against retail investors.

The SEC has talked about banning the practice since it allows market makers to manipulate the stock prices.

Stock Loan Income

Robinhood generates revenue by lending margin securities to counterparties.

Furthermore, the company keeps all money it generates from lending your stock and does not share it with you.

This is a big problem because large financial institutions make more money from the user while orders are processed through dark pools.

Borrowing Uninvested Cash

Robinhood generates income by borrowing uninvested cash and depositing this cash in interest-bearing accounts.

Membership Fees for Robinhood Gold

Robinhood Gold program is a paid subscription service that allows users to benefit from premium features like margin trading, Level II Market Data, professional research, and enhanced quick access to deposits.

It is also one of the income sources of the company.

Robinhood Gold costs $5 per month.

Also, it gives a free trial of 30 days.

What can you invest in on Robinhood?

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Robinhood Review 2022 – Robinhood trading app

Robinhood is a popular trading platform that allows the user to invest in stocks, cryptocurrencies, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), and options.

If you want to do commission-free trading in stocks, ETFs, and cryptocurrencies, then Robinhood is great for you.

Moreover, the company allows the investors to buy portions of stocks without paying the full share price.

It gives a free stock upon making referrals and opening the account.

When it comes to investing in cryptocurrencies, Robinhood allows to trade in several digital currencies including Bitcoin, BitcoinCash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, Bitcoin SV, and Dogecoin.

Most importantly, Robinhood has introduced IPO access for traders.

Besides, Robinhood does not offer the ability to invest in mutual funds, forex, bonds, and futures options.

The pros and cons

Pros 

  • Simple, Easy to Use, and Easy to navigate                          
  • Free stock, ETFs, Cryptocurrency Trading                                  
  • No account minimum   
  • IPO access                                                           
  • Cash management accounts
  • Margin investing and Fractional shares

Cons

  • Limited customer support
  • No mutual funds and retirement accounts
  • Limited investment offerings
  • Limited investing research and trading tools

The Pros explained

Robinhood, the popular brokerage in the US, is extremely easy to use and accessible for people of any age and any income.

Robinhood is a mobile-first company that differentiates it from other companies.

Its trading app and web-based platform are well-designed and more than enough to trade.

The new investors or inexperienced users can easily trade on it due to its simple and user-friendly features.

When it comes to costs, Robinhood provides commission-less trading with no minimum fees.

You can invest in stocks, cryptos, options, and ETFs for free.

Furthermore, the company offers fractional share trading, and you can invest in expensive stocks without much capital.

Additionally, it gives quick access to deposited cash.

The account opening process in Robinhood is fully digital and free.

Rather you get free stock upon opening the account and by referring the new members.

Last but not least, the company offered IPO access in July 2021 to benefit its users.

If you trade often, the savings can be huge on this platform due to the lower cost.

The Cons explained

Along with plenty of advantages, there are a few cons of it.

Robinhood does not offer to trade in mutual funds, bonds, and futures trading.

The research, educational resources of this financial company is limited.

It provides basic tools for the services and users can access professional research by purchasing paid membership of Robinhood Gold.

The customer support available in this stock trading app is limited.

Although, the company had made necessary improvements to its customer service in the last year.

The Robinhood scandal has blown up after the freezing of buying ‘meme stocks’ in 2021.

The company lacks full trust from retail investors after restricting the rights to buy specific stocks from its users.

Recommended brokerage: Vanguard

Robinhood Stock Price and Recent Developments

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Robinhood stock price has dropped significantly since its IPO and is currently trading around $15 per share.

Weeks back, Robinhood’s stock price dropped to 11.61 USD and the stock hit the lowest price of 11.15 on January 24.

In June 2021, the company’s funded accounts rose to above 22 million.

Besides, Robinhood’s stock price hit an all-time high of 85% on Aug 4 at 85.00. 

On the other hand, the company stated Q4 results on January 27.

The company lost 49 cents per share on sales of 362.7 million in Q4.

In the current stock market, HOOD is one of the IPO stocks to watch.

The company is growing popular among young investors to trade stocks, cryptos, and NFTs.

Robinhood (HOOD) and Cryptocurrencies

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Robinhood, one of the best online stockbrokers generated huge transaction-based revenue within cryptocurrencies in Q4 2021.

It has a fast-growing cryptocurrency business as the company launched crypto gifts.

Most importantly, the company has introduced cryptocurrency wallets to 1,000 users as a part of the beta test.

Crypto wallets will help the users to transfer digital currencies in and out of the Robinhood app.

The rollout of crypto wallets may be expanded to 10,000 users in March.

Adding a wallet will help the traders to transfer their digital assets out of the online platform to invest. 

Moreover, the company is planning to test new crypto-related functionality on its stock trading app which will allow the user to get statistics, transactions on blockchain at a glance.

The introduction of crypto wallets closed the gap among Robinhood app and cryptocurrency exchanges which will increase the trading in crypto markets.

Most of the US brokers don’t offer crypto wallets, therefore the rollout of crypto wallets on Robinhood will have positive impacts on Robinhood accounts opening in the future.

When it comes to Coinbase vs Robinhood, our personal choice when it comes to investing in cryptocurrency is Coinbase.

Investing in stocks and cryptos is great in so many ways.

If you’re thinking, why should you invest in stocks and cryptos?

Here we’ve discussed the importance and benefits of long-term investing.

Read on to find ways to become financially independent.

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Importance of Long-term Investing in Stocks & Cryptos

A long-term investment strategy is like holding assets such as stocks and cryptos for more than a full year.

Anything under a year is a short-term investment.

Long-term investment requires patience and discipline, but it gives incredible outcomes.

Market volatility is a prime matter in investment as the prices fluctuate regularly.

The higher the volatility, the higher the investment’s price fluctuation and the higher the risk.

Here is why you should go for long-term investment.

Long-term holdings in stocks and cryptos exhibit lower volatility, greater profits as compared to short-term.

Assets such as stocks & crypto give higher returns over a long time. It maximizes the growth potential of your savings.

Now, investment in US stocks and digital currencies is far better than bonds and gold investment.

When you watch your investment portfolio grow, your satisfaction increases more.

Stocks are long-term investments and generate better long-term returns.

The longer you invest in stocks, the longer your money will grow.

Among asset classes, the stocks have surpassed all other asset classes.

If you want to keep your money multiplying and become a better investor, it’s wise to go for long-term investment so that the market bump can’t knock you.

Because, when the prices go up and down, you can handle it by remaining patient.

Apart from making you financially strong, the investment makes you disciplined with your money.

It’s a necessary rule to succeed in your life financially.

Long-term holding means fewer trading fees because you will need to pay the fees every time you trade.

Also, it’s easy to do, you can start trading in Robinhood stock-trading app, just by implementing the strategy and patience to make the most of your returns.

Or through a more traditional broker like Vanguard.

Through investment in the stock market, you can benefit from various trading strategies.

Apart from stocks, cryptocurrency is an attractive investment and future of technology that gives high returns.

Long-term investment in cryptocurrency is good for investors to recover and get profits.

You can invest in crypto on Robinhood or cryptocurrency exchanges.

Long-term holding in popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum can harvest good returns in 2022.

If you’re a new investor and can’t tolerate big risks, short-term investment cannot work for you, rather you must go with long-term holding.

Digital currencies are rising globally, and the number of investors is investing in them. 

They provide a safe and long-term store of value.

Like other assets, cryptocurrency also exhibits volatility.

If you’ll invest in stocks & cryptos for the long term, there would be less fear, less risk, less trading cost, lower tax rates, and more returns.

Also, you’ll be able to buy the future house, vacation, and can save your education or retirement.

Along with your regular income, trading is the way by which your money keeps multiplying, and you can earn more and do more.

The Bottom Line

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Robinhood Review – Robinhood trading app review

Robinhood, the US-regulated broker is best for active traders who want to invest in assets with no commission.

Whether you’re looking to invest in cryptocurrencies or stocks, Robinhood could be an option for you due to its minimalistic trading platform that has made it easy to buy and sell assets.

The biggest perk of trading on Robinhood is a lack of fees with no costs.

However, payment for order flow is affecting the entire stock market as a whole.

Retail investors are ditching the trading app.

Whether you’re in school or college or doing a corporate job, start investing today to achieve financial wellness.

Start with a positive mindset and stay flexible because your today’s decision can make a huge difference in your life.

Become financially literate and learn how to invest in the stock market and crypto, and how to start an online business here.

I’m committed to guiding you on your journey to achieve financial freedom.

In a nutshell, long-term investment and business allows you to become financially independent and follow your dreams.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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

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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.

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Is your portfolio down?

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Why SPY Stock is The Perfect Retirement Vehicle

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SPY stock was the very first stock I purchased when I first began investing back in 2019.

In fact, I bought shares of the index fund under VOO from Vanguard.

I bought in at around $320 per share, SPY stock price today is worth approximately $439.

It’s crazy to believe the S&P 500 was worth $44 back in the 90s.

It’s had a quite the climb and I’m excited to see my portfolio grow with this index fund.

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1. SPY Stock Growth

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SPY stock is the perfect long term growth investment vehicle.

The S&P 500 has an incredible 917% return since inception, and a 21.2% return year-to-date.

SPY stock is they type of stock that will always move in an upwards trend because the S&P 500 index tracks the top 500 companies in the U.S.

The sentiment behind business in the U.S. to always do better than the previous year.

Companies aren’t in business to consolidate for several years.

They’re in business to provide more value the following year than they did the previous year.

It’s this type of mentality that’s going to allow SPY stock to surge throughout the coming years and decades.

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Did You Know Warren Buffett Loves The S&P 500?

Warren Buffett S&P 500
SPY S&P – Spy Stock

You might know Warren Buffett for being one of the most successful stock pickers of our time.

If you follow him you’re quite aware of how much he encourages new retail investors to invest in a growth driven index fund like the S&P 500, or SPY stock (VOO).

In fact, Warren Buffett wants to move 90% of his wealth into the S&P 500 after he’s gone.

The Oracle of Omaha even said he’s instructed the trustee in charge of his estate to invest 90% of his money into the S&P 500 for his wife after he dies, Buffett told CNBC’s Becky Quick in an exclusive interview on “Squawk Box”.

WOW! That says a lot about SPY stock coming from Warren Buffett himself.

If you think about it, it took Warren so many years of trial and error to figure out his best bet was to simply invest in a long-term growth index fund.

This leads me to believe that anything else in the market could very well be played short term to add to this long term retirement vehicle.

For instance, I’m heavily invested in the momentum stock, AMC.

I’ve made a tremendous amount of gains (on paper) but don’t plan on cashing out until it squeezes.

You can bet I’m parking a ton of cash in SPY stock.

#2. SPY Stock Pays Dividends

Spy stock dividend

The S&P 500 has a dividend yield of 1.25% and an annual dividend of $5.573.

A company provides dividends, or a ‘payout’ to its shareholders for holding the stock.

It’s a little lower now than it has been before (3-5% dividend yield) but this fluctuates.

Dividends are not the same as ROI or annual returns.

Investors love dividends because it allows us to either cash in this payout, or reinvest it back into the stock.

When you reinvest your dividends back into SPY stock, you begin accumulating fractions of the share which eventually leads to the stock buying another share on its own.

Put enough cash in SPY stock and this snowball can grow quite large over the years.

I’ve been personally investing in momentum stocks this entire year so I haven’t updated my SPY stock position just yet.

However, it’s one of my top stock picks for my long term portfolio.

Let me know if you own SPY stock in the comment section of the blog below. I’d love to know.

#3. Annual Return of 13.55% In Recent Years

SPY Stock Annual Return

SPY stock has had an amazing return of 13.55% over the past 3 years. Since inception, the S&P 500 has yielded an annual return of approximately 10%.

If you make $5 million dollars from momentum trading, pay your taxes, and put at least $1 million in SPY stock then you could be earning a whopping $100k yearly return.

If you put $2 million and leave yourself with the remaining in your pocket, well then now you’re earning $200k per year and have a cool $1.3 million in your pocket.

This is just an example of how new retail investors can use SPY stock as a long term retirement vehicle that will continue to multiply your profits.

Using this same example, I would personally leave $3 million in SPY stock and leave the $300k in my pocket.

Some of this money could go into other stocks or crypto, or even other momentum trades.

The S&P 500 Always Grows

Index Fund Growth

Through the ups and downs, throughout economic downturns and abundance, SPY stock has always grown.

When is the best time to buy the S&P 500?

In my opinion, when the stock is on discount.

During the COVID pandemic the stock market tanked but the wealthy made a lot of money.

How?

Because they took advantage of the fire sale and loaded up on ‘cheap’ stock, or ‘discounted’ stock.

As stock price began to rise again, the wealthy began to see profit.

This is how the rich get richer during economic downturns.

One thing is certain, SPY stock is safer than picking individual stocks to grow your stock portfolio.

And individual stock may become volatile or may plunge and maybe even go bankrupt.

And if a company goes bankrupt, you lose all your money in that company.

SPY stock on the other hand always levels out.

If a few companies aren’t performing too well, it can always be balanced or countered by companies that are doing extremely great.

This is what makes the index fund such an attractive asset to both novice and experienced investors alike.

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“Dumb Money” Gained More Than 1200% in AMC Stock Last Year

AMC Dumb Money 2022
Should you invest in AMC stock in 2022?

Dumb money may not be so dumb after all.

The group referred to as “dumb money” ended up making significant gains in 2021 from AMC stock.

Retail investors who got in early made a whopping 1200% return in their investment with the share price only sitting at $27 per share.

Those who traded the stock back in June made nearly 3000% in return when AMC reached $72 per share.

Is dumb money actually dumb?

Here’s what’s next.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – the ape community made a ruckus last year and has become a beacon for change in the markets. There’s a lot going on this year and a lot more money to be made.

Let’s get started!

AMC stock took the internet by a storm all of 2021.

It was on the top 10 list of most searched words on Google, and it was the most searched ticker symbol in the markets.

Why did AMC get so much traction?

The story is incredible.

The Data Showed These Possibilities

AMC Short Squeeze Data

You might wonder, how the heck did this stock provide investors with more than 1200% in returns?

The truth is a small group of retail investors on Reddit’s r/wallstreetbets found data that predicted it to do so.

In fact, the data says AMC can still rise much higher than its climb to $72 per share.

See, we knew two things.

AMC stock was heavily shorted, and short sellers (investors betting against the stock), eventually needed to cover.

This meant that as retail investors bought the stock, the demand for it would increase the price, causing a short squeeze (massive price influx).

The people on the opposite side of the spectrum were hedge funds, financial institutions who lost billions of dollars betting the stock would go down.

In the midst of pursuing one of the biggest trades in history, retail investors were able to save AMC Entertainment from going bankrupt.

The century old movie theatre chain raised more than $2 billion dollars in cash and began innovating ever since.

Mainstream media fought hard

What surprised retail investors is how much mainstream media actually cared about their finances.

Finance media warned investors to stay clear from the stock, eventually attacking the company and anyone who invested in it.

The Fool, MarketWatch, Benzinga, Yahoo Finance, and other finance media began attacking the ‘ape community’.

Come to find out there was a massive conflict of interest given that all these news platforms were tied to News Corp., a company indirectly owned by the biggest hedge fund shorting AMC stock, Citadel Securities.

While mainstream media might have been able to scare a few people from their money, the ape community persisted to educate the public.

My platform introduced hundreds of thousands of people to AMC stock, and now millions.

YouTubers such as Trey’s Trades and Matt Kohrs used their channels to expose the data that triggered millions of retail investors to buy the stock.

As an early adopter, my blog has educated the public on the data that predicted these price moves and has fought for a fair market through investigative journalism.

Is the AMC short squeeze over?

is AMC short squeeze over
AMC Entertainment stock was the most searched ticker in 2021

The AMC short squeeze is not over, AMC’s reported short interest is still very high.

Although you cannot buy the stock at $2 or $5 anymore, entry at $25-$27 is very cheap compared to where the price can still go.

AMC’s share price rose from $14 to $72 when the short interest dropped from 20% to 14%.

The short interest is currently at 17% meaning shorts have opened new positions.

And as long as there are this many shorts betting against AMC, they have locked in positions to be squeezed out of.

Third wave price predictions are looking at AMC trading at hundreds of dollars per share.

As retail investors continue to buy and hold the stock en masse, AMC will continue to set new all-time highs (ATH).

Should you buy AMC stock in 2022?

AMC stock 2022
“Dumb money” is still buying AMC Stock in 2022 – AMC Short squeeze 2022

There are conditions to buying AMC stock in 2022.

First, be willing to invest money you can afford to lose because nothing is certain in the markets.

The stock market is a very institution-oriented device and still very much plays in the favor of banks and hedge funds alike.

Your risk tolerance will play a massive role in this trade but could very well be worth it.

To take things into perspective, majority of the community who got into AMC last year is still holding the stock even though they can cash out massive gains.

The reason being is conviction.

AMC has so much more potential, and we are all excited to see it come to fruition this new year.

If this sounds like it could be a play for you then you might want to consider it.

Opportunities like this don’t come very often.

I guess dumb money wasn’t very dumb after all.

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