Articles About Trading and Investing
In Plato’s Republic, protagonist Socrates takes the Delphic aphorism “Know Thyself” as his personal motto.
It’s a great motto … especially for investors.
As a market veteran of many years, I can tell you that this is one of the biggest weaknesses most investors have.
They don’t know themselves …
I watch as folks take losses and miss out on profits – mistakes they could have easily avoided if they’d only taken the time to know their investing personalities just a little bit better.
So today I want to demonstrate how to transform yourself into the “Socrates of High-Tech Investing.”
It’s easier than you’d think…
My “dad vibe” must be working overtime these days.
And that’s got me thinking maybe my “chance” conversations with a number of young adults lately is a sign of the times.
Let me explain.
As I’ve been going about my routines in the past, I’ve run into a lot of young people who want to get started in investing, but have no clue how to do so.
I’m talking about folks my daughters’ age who are earning some income and want to invest, but just don’t know where to start.
For instance, once, while skiing at the Kirkwood Mountain Resort near Lake Tahoe, I chatted with three young adults who jumped at the chance to get my advice about investing.
I guess that’s where the dad vibe comes into play…. I told them about a surefire way to make the market work for them as though I were talking to my own daughters.
And it just so happens that this investment advice is good for newcomers and old, particularly investors who’ve been reluctant to jump in when market conditions are so volatile.
That’s why today, I’m going to show you not just the one “starter” investment vehicle I suggest for young adults that can set you on the right track…
But I’m going to recommend three other tech-centric ways to jump start your portfolio right now…
Check it out…
My daughters, ages 20 and 23, are a little bit bummed right now.
See, one of their favorite retail stores has just filed for bankruptcy protection. As a result, Forever 21 intends to close 178 stores in the U.S. and another 172 around the world.
Kendall and Jordan have been going to one of the local stores for many years. They like the wide selection of trendy clothes, shoes, and accessories at discount prices.
Here’s the thing: their other favorite place to shop continues to put lagging retailers under pressure to perform in the fast moving online world.
Growing up in a tech-centric home, both my daughters take shopping at Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) as a given. Much to their dad’s chagrin, they do it all the time – and I do mean all the time.
But what most people miss here is that Amazon now relies on thousands of other companies to sell through the firm’s unbeatable storefront.
According to Statista, Amazon’s websites receive 209.7 million unique visitors every month from the U.S. alone, with most of the purchases they make coming from third-party sellers.
With that in mind, I want to show you why what I call Amazon’s “Hidden Supercharger” is set to crush the market…
If all you did was look at the headlines, you’d think this is a terrible time to invest in initial public offerings (IPOs).
Just take a look at this recent riff from Forbes, “Why WeWork Won’t Work! – Hello Neumann!,” or Bloomberg’s announcement, “Endeavor Makes Last-Minute Call to Yank IPO as Conditions Sour.” Big time financial news is clearly in love with the idea that anyone getting hyped up for a big name IPO is just setting themselves up for disappointment.
On paper, that narrative makes sense.
WeWork’s attempt at an IPO saw an optimistic estimated valuation of $47 billion falling to less than $14 billion before the offering was abandoned entirely. The loss was so devastating that the CEO resigned over it.
Not only that, but Peloton Interactive Inc. (PTON) dropped 11.2% in its first day of trading on Sept. 26, a decline which, according to The Wall Street Journal, directly influenced the decision of talent firm, The Endeavor Group, to also put off its own new stock debut out of fear of poor market conditions.
But what the media isn’t telling you is that tech and life sciences firms are still IPO leaders. That segment of the market is actually doing quite well overall.
With that in mind, today I’m going to reveal why tech IPOs are so important to the market and show you how to profit from this lucrative trend…
Last week, I was in Las Vegas presenting at the first annual retreat of our sister operation, the National Institute for Cannabis Investors (NICI). While I was there, I realized just how many investors need to know what’s going on with the markets and the economy, and how they can be prepared for whatever chaos gets thrown at them.
The fact is, the S&P 500 was down on Oct. 2, up on Oct. 4, down on Oct. 8, and up again yesterday. The situation is crazier than ever.
That’s why it’s time to buckle up and learn the tools you’ll need to protect your profits in a sideways market.
The key to staying afloat will be your skills at portfolio management. Inparticular, you’ll need two of my favorite techniques that are perfect for times like these.
But before I talk about our savvy portfolio management tools that have helped us absolutely shred the market, let’s take a look at why this chaos happening in the first place…
I sure hope you followed the advice I gave you back on March 26.
That’s the day I told you about a breakout tech leader that gives us a strong hook on the massive trading in bonds.
I noted that the bond market was about to get much more active as investors sought safe havens from trade tensions and actions by the Fed that have a huge impact on the markets.
Even without those drivers in place, the fixed-income field is huge. Consider that its average daily volume is three times that of the stock market and comes in at about $700 billion on a “calm day.”
I went on to cite several reasons why MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (NasdaqGS:MKTX) could double in value in five years.
Turns out that was far too conservative. From the day we had that chat, the stock has advanced more than 60%, beating the broad market by 1,500%.
Don’t worry. I still see plenty of upside ahead now that the firm has a made a bold move that will give us a huge new catalyst…
It’s taken me close to a decade to get here.
See, I’ve been working away on a secret project that I consider to be the pinnacle of my entire career.
As I like to remind investors, the road to wealth is paved with tech. Of course, you can get there a whole lot faster with a savvy tech veteran like me carefully hand-picking best of breed winners.
And the culmination of my work on this secret project has helped me get there.
That’s because what I’ve come to call the Rule of 40 is set up to pinpoint little-known firms with potentially unlimited upside. I’m talking generational-wealth targets, exclusively.
Now, every single company, when it’s in early-stage development, experiences a single, definitive moment I call its pivotal threshold. That determines if a stock could explode many times higher, or not.
And what the Rule of 40 does is tell me exactly when a firm could hit that threshold, or miss it completely.
Powerful venture capitalists, including the likes of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Tesla owner Elon Musk and PayPal founder Peter Thiel, use this secret to collect billions of dollars.
But this is the first time I’m making this secret publicly available to regular Americans.
And if you want a shot at a $250,000 windfall then you need to see this right away.
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