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Discussion in 'Finance, Investing & Economy' started by ampark21, Feb 19, 2016.
Is now a good time to invest in stock market, with the stock indices plunging in many countries?
yes, buy and hold stock index funds such as Vanguard...
value vs. growth:
I watched that a few days ago after one of my co-workers e-mailed the link to it. I didn't like some of the comedy, but it provided good information, such as that a "financial adviser" could have been given that title by his or her employer, but that title could mislead people who don't know that the title is not proof of a specific degree or examination passed.
HBO doc now running on Warren Buffett:
(Reuters) - The failure of Warren Buffett's favored candidate to capture the White House has not dimmed the billionaire's appetite for stocks.
Buffett revealed that he has bought $12 billion of stock for his company Berkshire Hathaway Inc since the Republican Donald Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election.
Your article mentioned increases in airline holdings which stand to be a large risk with Trump. Curious how Buffet handles or adjust that. I believe the larger stakes were acquired pre election. Disclosure to be done on the 14th?
"Where the prospect of Trump goes from misguided about airports to truly catastrophic for US aviation is when you consider his trade policies. Trump's threats to the global economic system, and specifically against America's trade deals, pose an existential threat to both the airline and aerospace industries in this country."
Surprisingly, the airline ETF (JETS) has been holding up well.
As far overall ramping up in overall investment, it doesnt surprise me a bit. The markets are near alltime highs, and look to continue higher.
Isn't better to invest in crypto now? Especially NOW?
Everything crashed so the prices couldn't be better. After few days everything will be green and growing again.
Making everything possible is not that hard... Setting up wallets/exchanges is matter of few minutes. I am using something called bit panda and I am quite happy! (unbiased review here http://bitemycoin.com/cryptocurrency-exchanges/bitpanda-review/)
You can of course choose different ones (there are literally hundreds of them); bitfinex.com, coinexchange.io, coindesk.com etc. Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it takes a loooong time
I've recently joined a stock market website for football players. I've had friends invest in a couple players and make 4 times what they invested after leaving it for a year.
For the average investor, how much can you expect to gain percentage wise over a year?
Don't know whether to put more money into that, or company stocks
It really depends on the overall economy regarding expectations. Most people use the benchmark of outperforming the indices (NASDAQ 100, S&P, DJIA) depending on the types of stocks you choose. If you focus on tech, then use the NASDAQ as your benchmark. Fund managers basic job is to outperform the indices.
Their disadvantage is that many are forced to go long-only and cant short sell. Larger funds also force managers to "find a place to put the investors money" so they need to find a home for it, somewhere. In other words, they dont have the flexibility and cant be nimble like a smaller investor like yourself.
Its hard to answer your question, because I dont know your style of investing..
I will say, its a general rule not to risk more than 2% of your total account on any 1 position. This allows you to have a bad slump (it will happen) and not get knocked out of the game.....
This is the best investing advice you'll ever receive.
Warren Buffet gave an interview a few years ago where he said people should invest 90% in an S&P 500 index fund and 10% in a bond fund.
Index investing keeps you diversified and keeps fees low. A winning combination. For even more diversification, look outside your home country (as a Canadian I invest about 33% in a Canadian index, 33% in an American index and 33% covering the rest of the world.
Financial advisors should only be recommended if they are fee only, so they have no conflict of interests.
Index investing with an annual return of 6% give or take, won't make you rich, but it will give you a nice retirement.