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flybird

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Stock Market Tips
« on: March 23, 2020, 08:33:55 AM »
I hope everyone is doing well.
I thought I'd ask you guys if you had any stock market tips you would like to share.
The reason I ask is because I have a group of co workers who tell me almost daily get ready to jump on the the S&P 500.
Help me out what are the Stocks, ETFs or Mutual Fund symbols everyone is watching and waiting to jump in on?
I look forward to hearing from you all.

Stay safe.

jonathonar89

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Re: Stock Market Tips
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 10:01:56 AM »
My advice.......if your employer has a 401k match, get in on that (free money).

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Re: Stock Market Tips
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2020, 12:00:56 PM »
My advise now is to do nothing.




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flybird

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Re: Stock Market Tips
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2020, 01:56:21 PM »
Agreed
As of right now it be foolish to get in.
I have Frank at work telling pretty much telling everyone once this virus shows signs of fading out
and the news starts talking about people recovering from it the market is going to start climbing
because the fear people currently have will go away and people will go back to living their lives.

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Re: Stock Market Tips
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2020, 03:40:16 PM »
If the market is low, why would you not buy now?

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Re: Stock Market Tips
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2020, 07:16:30 AM »
It will most likely get lower. I too, along with everyone on wallstreet I suppose, have thought that this is probably a good time to get some money in 'the market'. I dont even want to look at my wifes next 401 statement.
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firebirdparts

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Re: Stock Market Tips
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 10:04:42 AM »
I am going through a phase of being very interested in investing.  My main advice is don't hurry.  I find it very tempting to buy and fiddle with my 401k.  Stocks are not low, though.  They're just less high than they were.  if everything goes as well as imaginable, first and second quarter earnings will still be bad.  Right now nobody knows what the right price is for stocks.  I still bought a little bit of a few mutual funds.  I just can't stop myself.

I am certainly a fan of the S&P500 and that's fine.  I don't buy individual stocks anymore myself.

It's been a strange few weeks. In January all kinds of assets were screaming up together.  In March they all came crashing down together.  The Federal reserve is rigging the markets at a level that was way beyond my imagination.  They've decided they know how to do that now. 

Last week people were selling off stuff they want to keep because they engaged in stupidity.  That was so severe last week that some big bond ETFs dramatically lost control of the ETF price.  It was really not something I thought I would ever see, but I had wondered what that was like to try to trade bonds over the counter fast enough to keep up with an ETF.  That is why the Fed starting buying all the bonds and evidently they have an unlimited checkbook for that.  They can just print the money as they go, and when they sell those bonds, they can burn the money as they go.

I am not a worrier, so I'm not worried.  That's just the way I am.  however, I would like to see some of the crap that the Fed has to babysit done away with. 
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flybird

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Re: Stock Market Tips
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2020, 12:17:54 PM »
A ETF I was told to watch is Vanguard total Stock
The symbol is VTI.
Anyone have any comments on this fund?

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Re: Stock Market Tips
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2020, 02:33:00 PM »
That is one of the largest most popular ETF's in the world.  It's actually common to own nothing but that.  It's a get-rich-slow kind of investment and that's good.
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Re: Stock Market Tips
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2020, 07:54:18 PM »
What do you think of shell oil and Exxon mobil?
They both seem to pay a nice dividend.

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Re: Stock Market Tips
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2020, 08:49:37 AM »
The share prices are way down because of the whole OPEC/Russia gas war, and so if they could afford to pay that dividend for 20 years, then it would be a pretty great deal.  I don't know if they can or not.  If they paid it 10 years, that would still be pretty good.

I don't really invest in individual stocks any more.  I'm too chicken.  But I think you could certainly do worse.
 
My expectation is that they won't cut it unless they absolutely have to.  The old companies treat the dividend like it's pretty sacred.  There is an implied contract there with the shareholder.  What bothers me about that contract is that it's implied.  10% is a lot of  money so it's not like anybody is going to guarantee that.
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Re: Stock Market Tips
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2020, 06:59:18 PM »
The markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent.  I say this with peace and love -  It's best to seek council from a qualified financial advisor. This TA forum is probably not the best place to sniff out stock tips.  Your situation will vary greatly from everyone else on here, from time horizons to working capital, each situation is unique.  There are some decent reddit channels on this, check out https://www.reddit.com/r/personalfinance/

Best of luck in your pursuits.

Re: Stock Market Tips
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2020, 06:59:18 PM »
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