Episode eight of our Weekly Master the Basics of Stock Market Research webinar is out.
In this episode, we researched a new stock pick for Stock Card's 2019 Starter Portfolio's June 2019. The Starter Portfolio shows up once a month, and it is created for first-time investors to pick one new stock each month. The goal is that by the end of the year, you have a portfolio of 12 stocks as the foundation of your stock market journey.
And, don't forget to join us next week for another live and informative "Master the basics of stock market research" webinar.
Episode six of our Weekly Master the Basics of Stock Market Research webinar is out. This is a special episode because we recorded it in the middle of the week to answer the question of our latest users. The question is so important that our CEO decided to create a short, 10-min video to answer it:
How to use Stock Card's color coding to research a stock?
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Episode five of our Weekly Master the Basics of Stock Market Research webinar is out. In this episode, our CEO answered two questions that were submitted by webinar attendees:
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Read that with a sound of evil genius laugh echoing the room ... Past few weeks were all about Mexico - U.S. trade war. As an economist, I may argue against tariffs. But, as an investor, I embrace them.
These days the market is very volatile. It can be scary. But, there is a better way to deal with the market frenzy. Wait patiently and fill up your time by learning about the trends that are shaping the future. Maybe watch Eric Cuka (publisher of Get F.I.R.E.D. Up! portfolio) and stay away from the day-to-day craziness of the stock market. And, when the news of trade wars pops up, you'll know that it can only mean one thing; opportunity!
Here is a typical cycle:
- Stocks hit all-time highs
- Politicians get into trade war discussions
- Media and social media go frenzy
- Investors panic
- Stock prices drop to undervalued ranges
- You pick up a few stocks of well-managed companies that are caught in the news
- Stocks go back up
- You hold on to your shares (cause they are well-operated companies), or even sell a bit of it to have cash on the side for another inevitable cycle
It's simple, but not easy! Today's Stock Card V.I.P. pick is a new addition to the Get F.I.R.E.D. Up! portfolio brought to you courtesy of the stock market's fear cycle!
How to retire early?
Retiring early is an elusive goal! Everyone wants it, but a limited number of people are willing to do the work required to get there. But, not Eric Cuka!
Eric, as you might have heard in one of latest episodes of Renegade Investors podcast, is on the mission to retire in his mid-40s, gain the freedom to do what he likes to do and maybe do a little bit of globetrotting with his wife. He plans to do all that using his Get F.I.R.E.D. Up investment approach. And, that's the portfolio we are launching today for Stock Card VIP members.
There is no magic formula behind gaining your financial freedom and not having to work for money. There are three steps:
It's a mix of aggressive growth investing to start with and a gradual transition to dividend growth investing. How does it work exactly? Scroll down to learn more ...
You'd need to invest in stocks with aggressive growing power to increase your net worth as fast as possible. Whatever you can save every month, can be boosted significantly by careful but aggressive growth investments. Eric will include some of such companies in his Get F.I.R.E.D. Up portfolio. In the Portfolio Planning sheet that all Stock Card's portfolio publishers fill out, Eric wrote: "Generally, I follow long term cycles for growth, such as cloud technology, autonomous driving, etc.". And, from my conversions with him in the past few days, he has picked up quite a few aggressive growth stocks in his Get F.I.R.E.D. Up portfolio to take the most advantage from the recent stock market downward trend. When everyone panic that the share prices are falling, savvy investors like Eric who have a plan, invest more aggressively.
Gradually, as you grow your money using such aggressive investments, you have to transition them to the safety of dividend-paying stocks. Eric also included some of such dividend-paying stocks in his Get F.I.R.E.D. Up portfolio. Those dividend-paying stocks are not just any random dividend-paying companies. As Eric puts it in his Portfolio Publisher planning sheet: "Generally, I prefer a dividend payout ratio of less than 50%, constant dividend growth of 5 or more years, dividend yield of 3% or less, and, of course, a quality company with a high probability of future success."
Make sure you have clicked on the bell icon on the top-right corner of the portfolio to get notified when Eric adds a new stock. You can always sort the stocks included in each portfolio by the Decision Date column and discover the latest additions.
Without further ado, today's Stock Card VIP picks are 11 companies that mark the launch of Get F.I.R.E.D. Up portfolio! Get "fired up" now!