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This time last year, we were all bracing for a stock market crash... two years ago, we were all fearing the worst market meltdown of the century... This time three years ago,... you guessed it right: we were preparing for the bubbles to burst...
No one can predict the market! Accept it!
Times like this, when the trends, market cycles, and patterns cannot explain the reality, are a testament to the fact that no one can predict the market. It was inconceivable to any of us (even for the Winklevoss twins) that a few cents per Bitcoin price tag would ever grow to such all-time high. Understanding that no one can predict the markets and no amount of historical data can be used to predict the future with uncertainty is crucial to be an intelligent investor. It's easy to say it when markets are just following the historical trends, but with times such as 2017, our intelligent investing powers are put to the test. So thank you 2017 for reminding us how unpredictable the markets are despite everything that the historical trends say.
Stock market investing pays off!
The second reason that 2017 was an insanely magnificent year to be an intelligent investor is that all great companies were rewarded for their performance. Look at Nvidia and Juno for example. These are the companies that are shaping the future. The future of work, the future of health, the future period... It is a widespread belief that the stock market cannot generate massive returns. People run away from the stock market, take massive amounts of risk, invest in other things with almost zero amount of data and information and try to gamble their way into financial success. Meanwhile, we sit down at our desks, use technology to pull, aggregate and review hundreds of data points and invest in companies that are shaping the future, collecting magnificent returns such as what we achieved in 2017. So, thank you 2017 and our top 4 outperforming stocks (see below), for your wonderful returns!
We are almost wrapping up 2017! What a year it has been! The technology sector drove the overall stock market to new all-time high levels and no one we know had seen it coming. As such, it is almost impossible to put your finger on any technology company and not get price-shocked! Every well-performing technology company is outrageously expensive... just not today's featured Stock Card! We have been on the lookout for companies that are gliding under the radar, despite performing as well as some of those better-known entities. We have been on the mission to outsmart the financial pros.
What's been on our radar?
As usual, we got positively surprised by what's been on the radar of the Stock Card community. Some of the Stock Card requests came through our rapidly growing Facebook Group. Others came through our website. The most interesting of all was bluebird bio. Regardless of whether you would want to invest in BLUE or not, we are sure once you get to know the company, you will join us to root for its success. It is one of the key innovators in the gene therapy market that works closely with Celgene to treat some of the deadliest diseases millions of people are struggling with. This week, thanks to Stock Card request, we had a chance to dig deep into BLUE. We also revisited the eCommerce sweetheart - Shopify and said hello to the inventor of the internet radio - Pandora Media.
What's been happening on our neck of the woods?
This week, we added a news section to the 'All Stock Cards' tab. You can now access the current and all the previous editions of the Stock Card Weekly directly from the All Stock Cards' tab. Take a look and let us know what you think...
That's it for this edition of Stock Card Weekly. If you haven't taken advantage of your three Stock Card requests per month yet, send them now and let Stock Card do the research, validate the data and give you the insights you need to make a good investment decision without hours of googling or complex financial models. Go ahead, we are looking forward to the last few Stock Card requests of 2017.
What's been going on in our Facebook Group:
We have about 200 members in our Intelligent Investing Facebook Group. Everyday, several data-driven, and detailed conversations are happening. Members ask questions and share their research, thoughts, and ideas. If you haven't joined yet, do it now. Here are some of the Stock Cards we discussed this past week:
What's happening in our neck of the woods?
A lot is happening! This week we published the 100th Stock Card on our platform. See them with the 'All Stock Cards' tab? Use the filters on our 'All Stock Cards' tab to find companies that are operating in a growing market. Or want to find those that are undervalued? C'mon, give it a try!
That's it for this edition of Stock Card Weekly. Talk to you soon!
It was one of those days at Stock Card HQ! One of those heated conversations, banging on the table, leaving the room, going for a walk to calm down type of days... What were we talking about?
We picked up the letter from where Scott and Lauren left off, and concluded, if institutional and professional fund managers are overexcited about the big and buzz companies, they must be missing some great companies. And, that's where the heated conversations started... who are they? how do we find them?
We went on a hunt... We started from the twenty-one thousand and so stocks we have at our disposal to invest in. We then removed all companies that have signs of operational weakness. After all, we never invest in companies that do not operate as well as the big and buzz. But then we took one step further and sorted out the results by the number of professional and institutional investors. The results were ... drum roll ...
Nineteen companies ... nineteen stocks that professional money managers had missed...
Say hello to the #OutSmartThePros investment theme:
Just like that, December is annotated as the month to outsmart professional money managers. For every Stock Card Weekly, you will have a few of those nineteens waiting for you in your mailbox. Don't forget to Send us an email or submit a Stock Card request to add other under the radar stocks that you believe will outsmart the pros.
What has been happening in our neck of the woods?
There is a secret way the team at Stock Card HQ uses its own internal database and we just made it available to you too. When you are looking for any Stock Card, just write the ticker symbol after our website's URL (stockcard.io/ticker) and it will take you directly to that Stock Card. No search is needed, just fast track to validate your thoughts... It's our favorite way of using StockCard.io and now, you know it too...
What has been on your radar?
As always, our community has been busy exploring new companies and stocks. Here is what has been on our radar in the past week. Click on the logo to go to the company's Stock Card:
That's it for this edition of Stock Card Weekly. Don't forget to join our Intelligent Investing Facebook Group for daily investing conversations and research.