Throughout history markets have followed a natural cycle. Optimism drives asset prices a step too far leading to an inevitable decline. We can see this in the historical performance of the S&P/TSX Composite Index (and its predecessors) going back decades. Based on its annual pattern, expect a negative market on average about once every four years followed by a return to growth.
Hey, have you guys noticed how similar the market situation feels right now to the one back in '07/'08?
I mean, sure, the trigger this time is the crypto bubble instead of the real estate bubble, but the way the market is behaving is almost identical. Even Jim Cramer from Mad Money is saying the same stuff he did back then - "the banks are fine, stocks are a great value, buy the dip." It's kinda spooky, you know?... Read more
Anyone else buying the Charles Schwab dip?
As the title suggests im going all in on the dip and im wondering if anyone else is doing so as well. Its crazy how much the stock dropped (33% in a week!) considering they have 7.3trillion in client assets and 100billion of cash-flow. And im confident that they will rebound by the end of the week/early next week
My 58-year-old father put his entire 401k into Tesla stock. How do you explain the volatility risk and lack of diversification to a parent?
I've been stressed about my father's retirement savings ever since he told me he converted his entire savings from a normal target date fund to 100% Tesla stock. This occurred in 2020 around the same timeframe of the first stock split, and all contributions to date have been Tesla.
For background both my dad and I have loved the company... Read more
S&P 500 investing questions
I wanted to buy on Robinhood, but don't see just S&P 500. I'm very new to stocks and investing and know the general idea of the S&P 500. I think I should go with the ETF option. So what would the return yearly be? I think on Robinhood it said 11%? So you get a percent of whatever you invested... Read more
Which stock did you regret not buying when you were young and dumb?
Just curious? I'm a 20 year old college student with a small bank account (between 15k - 20k Canadian Dollars). I'm planning to invest about half my money. I'm not sure if I should hold a growth ETF/Stock portoflio or should I just risk my money on a few up and coming tech stock/sector which I feel will boom within... Read more
How the hell do you guys find these stocks before they blow up?
Always see these penny stock call-outs and a story of them being cheap, then when I go to see the price it’s 4x itself from whatever the OP has bought in at. How can I be like these guys and getting in while the stock price is still low, helps if you have tips for the Canadian market, but I... Read more
Books and YouTube channels/vids on economics and finance for beginners?
Hey everyone, I am trying to figure out how to become more knowledgeable and literate in economics and finance. What are some good beginner books and YouTube channels/vids on economics and finance (personal and business) for beginners?
Any help is appreciated!
VIX is really moving DOWN?
Thoughts on the VIX's downward trend in the face of data that indicates higher rates are necessary to rein in inflation would be greatly appreciated. Since this is terrible news for equities, we anticipate that buying options will be done in order to hedge risk, which will cause the VIX to rise. The VIX, on the other hand, is below... Read more
Does anyone have any experience with investing in Indian stocks?
Hey guys!I'm planning to invest a few hundred dollars, but I'm not sure which companies to look out for. I find India as an interesting market, especially with its growing population and economy. I've heard about Tata, but they always seem to be involved in some scandal or corruption. Any recommendations for a less controversial option?... Read more
What would be the impact if the Fed Funds Rate reaches 15% or higher?
Assuming inflation were to increase over the next few years, the Fed may need to hike rates to combat it, similar to what happened in the 80s. How would the broader economy fare in such a scenario?
I recently calculated my mortgage expenses, and at a current rate of 6.25% on a 600k loan, I pay around 4k/month, including interest... Read more
How are Teslas able to be sold when they have so many safety problems?
Every time I hear about a problem with a Tesla car it's always something like "You can't open the doors if it's battery is dead" or "the steering wheel fell off while someone was driving". How are they legally able to get to market without some sort of government safety regulation shutting it down?
Which are the best safe stocks to invest for beginners?
I had never invested before. I only began in Dec,2022. I currently have $979 invested, and each month I add between $175 and $200. I'm not looking to generate rapid cash, and I have no particular need for the money I'm investing. I simply want to let it sit and sort of invest it.
So, my inquiry is: What are... Read more
Would it be worth listening to podcasts/YouTube channels to get some ideas of what companies I should invest in?
I'm still casual and feel that I can't dedicate more than maybe an hour or so at most per day to stocks. I've looked over Warren buffets principles and it's something to consider for investing. I know I need to do my own research but again would it be worth following any specific podcasts or YouTube channels now for figuring... Read more
Intel Stock as Savings Account
Intel ($INTC) is a decent place to park cash. 3.94% dividend. The company is not going away. Intl will be strategically crucialto the West as they build US / EU fab. Think about how important Intel will be when China starts to "take back" Taiwan. That doesn't mean the stock won't dip further. I would park your cash over... Read more