The past few days haven't been fun for stock market investors! I bet many of your recent investments have entered the red zone. I don't think what we have experienced in the past few days is a market crisis. After all, the overall stock market was down just a few percentages (Nasdaq is down 2.9% and the S&P 500 is down 1.7% in the last five days). That's not a crisis by any definition, but the vibe in the media is crisis-like. Be it for getting you to click on those articles or hooking you to watch their YouTube channels, the media likes to spread fear. You've heard sex sells? Well, fear sells better! But, we, the Stock Card community, know better!
I have to admit, seeing that red, downward arrow in front of my favorite tickers and companies is painful! Losing money is never not painful! But, we, the Stock Card community, know better!
Why do we know better? Because of what we have accomplished together through our Beaten Down portfolio. Remember December 2018 and early January 2019? Do you remember how the vibe was of nothing short of 'the end is near'? Well, we tamed the emotions, looked into our existing portfolios and watchlists and in the course of just a few weeks, we created a portfolio of 8 to 10 companies that were beaten down for no reason other than the doom and gloom stories of the day. If you've invested alongside us, even with the price falls of the past few days, that portfolio is up 15%, upping the market by 2 times.
Nothing explains what we have achieved better than this quote from Shelby M.C. Davis:
History provides a crucial insight regarding market crises: they are inevitable, painful and ultimately surmountable.
Now, my fellow investors, I'm interrupting The Green Fund's weekly VIP pick for the month of May, to remind you of the fact that all bad days of the stock market are inevitable, painful and surmountable. That means once again we are refreshing the Beaten Down portfolio with three fresh VIP picks to take advantage of the market fears now!