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Archive for April, 2020

Posted by Martin April 28, 2020

What would you invest in 2020, growth stocks or dividend stocks?

It all depends on many things – your age, money available, goal or why are you investing, time horizon you want to invest, and so on. If you are young and want to create a portfolio for your retirement, then I definitely vote for dividend stocks. Why? If you want to invest for the next Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 25, 2020

Creating passive and semi-passive income

This week, I continued building my passive income (accumulating dividend stocks) and a semi-passive income (trading options). But, when reviewing my portfolios I realized one thing – I had my positions all over the place dispersed among many shares. There was nothing wrong with it, those are all stocks I want to hold. But, in Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 24, 2020

How much should I invest in the stock market as a teenager?

As much as you can. Every penny you get and can call “yours” should be invested in the stock market – 100% or more in stocks. Forget any defensive safe investing. You are young, you have time on your side so you can go aggressive as you will be able to fix any mistake. Leverage Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 24, 2020

Realty Income: The Top Monthly Dividend Stock For Income Investors

Dividend growth stocks have a number of buying opportunities to consider right now, thanks to the significant drop in the stock market to begin 2020. Even with the recent rebound, the S&P 500 remains down 13% per year. Certain sectors such as real estate have been hit even harder, due to the widespread store closures Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 22, 2020

What is the best money investment at medium risk in 1 year?

If you must be in a stock market, buy the entire index (SPY). Yet, it will diversify you but if we get a selloff, you may not be able to get out. I expect at least 18 additional years of a bull market but that doesn’t mean we will have no corrections on the way Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 22, 2020

People chasing oil buying USO long term are poised for a rude awakening.

People are jumping in oil (USO) futures these days. Data shows that these buy orders are coming from retail investors (from Fidelity, TD Ameritrade, and similar accounts). People, who are jumping in USO now think that with futures at 2.50 per contract they will become rich long term when oil recovers. But they have it Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 21, 2020

How to protect myself when trading on margin

This is my sin I commit in trading and investing all the time – over trading. I trade and invest using margin. You may argue, that it may be dangerous and you should trade and invest cash. I disagree. This is how I see it: If I want to buy 100 shares of a stock, Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 17, 2020

Is it a good idea to always buy low if you are investing in small stocks, especially if you are a beginner?

If you can correctly identify “low” and a type of a “low” then of course it is a good idea to always buy a low. But how do you know that a “low” in a certain stock is due to bad performance of a company going bankrupt or due to overall market conditions? And how Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 16, 2020

Dividend aristocrat Helmerich & Payne (NYSE: HP) cuts dividend. What to do?

In these hard days of covid mess it is difficult to be a true dividend growth investor. Even high quality companies like Helmerich and Payne (HP) which was increasing their dividend for 47 consecutive years decided to cut the dividend. As a dividend investor I was relying on the dividend aristocrat list and always defended Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 15, 2020

Recovery, retracement, crash, or what?

Some time ago, I posted my crystal ball vision about the market creating a pennant, or flag, and that most likely it will go higher. See my predictions here: https://tinyurl.com/ybeduenk Then, I had to find enough evidence out there to confirm my bias and assure myself that everything I saw in my crystal ball is Continue reading →