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Devin McDuffie
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#TinyTip Do not invest money you cannot afford to lose. ----- If this last year has taught us anything it is not to invest money you cannot afford to lose. Stocks have lost a lot of value and the economy looks relatively gloomy with rising rates, inflation, and a labor market that could start to cool off. ❌ Before investing ask yourself, are my basic needs for this month covered? If the answer isSee more
Oct 18, 2021 - Oct 18, 2022
Single Stocks vs. ETFs 📊 #TinyTip What❓ A single stock is just as it sounds, stock of ONE company. An ETF or exchange-traded fund is a basket of MANY companies. Who❓ Investors looking to bet on the success of a company can use single stocks.See more
#TinyTip If you spread your cash too thin your returns will not matter. 📊 ----- This post is not here to tell you where or how to invest your money. Instead, I am here to warn you of spreading your cash too thin. The simplest way to demonstrate this is using some math. ⬇️ If you received a 10% return but you had only $1,000 invested into a position you would earn $100. 💵 If you received a 10% retuSee more
#TinyTip "Trading in sympathy" means that Company X's stock price is moving down/up because of something Company Y announced. ----- Example: Yesterday Walmart ($WMT ) announced that the company is expecting sales to grow BUT overall profits to shrink. This is because the consumer, who they say is spending more on food and fuel, is spending less in other areas like apparel, which tend to be more profSee more
Heat Maps 🔥❄️ #TinyTip The chart shown below is an example of the S&P 500's heat map from the last 3 months. Heat maps can give an excellent visual representation of which sectors are doing great and which are not. 👀 As you can see, energy has been on a tear over the last 3 months (a narrative we have all been exposed to at the pump as well). But you can also see that there has been some greenSee more
#TinyTip Never compare yourself to others... especially in the stock market. ❌ 👀 ----- There are always people posting massive gains, huge losses, or making monumental predictions. Ignore these when making your own personal decisions. You and the person you are looking at on your phone screen are NOT the same! 🙅‍♂️ You do not have the same goals, same starting point, same path, same risk tolerance, sSee more
#TinyTip - What is a basis point? With interest rates being the talk of the town I felt this post was warranted... 📈 Basis points are the unit of measure that we use in the finance world to describe the percentage point changes in interest rates or other rates like expense ratios. 📏 Do you think we will see any rate hikes higher than 50 bps? ❓ Check out the graphic below ⬇️👀 See more
#TinyTip The top line is revenue. The bottom line is net income. ----- Have you heard CNBC anchors, analysts, CEOs, or finance YouTube channels mention the top and bottom lines? What they are referencing is the top and bottom line of an income statement. 💰 These numbers are very important because they give you a good idea of the business with just a few figures. 📊 Top Line = Revenue = How much cSee more
#TinyTip - 30 Day SEC Yield It is based on the most recent 30-day period covered by the fund's filings with the SEC. The yield figure reflects the dividends and interest earned during the period after the deduction of the fund's expenses. It is also referred to as the "standardized yield." (Investopedia) 📈 The resulting yield calculation shows investors what they would earn in yield over the courseSee more
#TinyTip Rates going UP 📈 vs. Rates going DOWN 📉 ----- I want it to be known that I am not changing my investing strategy for investing in an specific environment. As I have mentioned many times before... we are buying businesses not stocks. Buy the correct ones and you will be sucessful. 💰 This is exactly the reason I buy boring stocks. Check out this video for more on that ⬇️ more
#TinyTip Don't invest with your emotions. ----- One of the easiest mistakes to make when investing, no matter your experience, is to invest with your emotion instead of your brain. 🧠 We NEVER know what a stock will do tomorrow, the next day, or a year from now. All we can do is make educated predictions. But what many people do is make emotional predictions. 💙 It is very important to distinguishSee more
#TinyTip Be disciplined. ----- This one is pretty self-explanatory but there are many aspects of investing where some form of discipline is vital. 📈 If you are going to be DCAing, then make sure to buy when you said you would. Be disciplined. ✔️ If you are doing to buy and hold, then make sure to buy once and not nibble. Be disciplined. ✔️ If you are going to swing trade, then make sure to be attentSee more
#TinyTip Invest in yourself. ----- There are endless amounts of stocks, cryptos, and other assets you can invest in. But the most important asset is yourself. This goes for all aspects of your life. Health - This is obviously the most important one. You cannot take all your assets into the ground with you. We mus make sure we take care of ourself. Invest in the gym, workout equipment, good qualiSee more
#TinyTip Stay the course. ----- When you take a look at the last six months of $VOO , it is rough. But if you would have been invested 6 months prior you would be up. So stay the course. 🚘 Where could we be six months from now? What about 6 years from now? 🤔See more
#TinyTip Consume a lot of knowledge. 🧠 ----- It doesn't matter what form it is in, consume knowledge of all kinds. Documentaries, books, shows, YouTube videos, podcasts, Public posts, Twitter, blogs, courses, websites... okay you get the point. 😂 Now obviously there is also a ton of bad information our there as well. But as you consume more information you begin to learn. As you learn you can starSee more
As I mentioned earlier today in my #TinyTip ... I love boring, dividend-paying companies and market tracking ETFs and index funds. 💰 Again, this is all personal preference but here are a few reasons why I prefer these types of investments. 📈 - They pay me in the form of dividends! - They tend (not always) to be more stable. - They make money... and lots of it. See more
#TinyTip Buy quality companies or market tracking ETFs/index funds and then do nothing. ----- Okay, first things first... this is NOT investment advice nor is this a one size fits all strategy. I chose this tiny tip to address a point. That point is that I prefer to not be bothered by market fluctuations and to have a long-term mindset when investing. 📈 So instead of buying speculative stocks thaSee more
#TinyTip Do not be afraid of change. ----- In life, in jobs, in the stock market, or really anywhere, do not be afraid to confront change. ❌ We as humans like things to be the way they always have been. We like our house, our car, our way of doing things. Be open to trying new things. 🆕 At work we get complacent, used to the same routine, same tasks, and same people. 💼 The stock market is always cSee more
#TinyTip Track your spending. 💵 ----- There are endless amounts of videos online about "How to Make More Money" or "How to Make $50 a Day In Passive Income" but not enough on how to lower your expenses. ⬇️ The simple way to lower how much you spend? Force yourself to track it. This could be in a physical notepad, your phone's notes app, or a spreadsheet. However you decide to do it... be diligent.See more
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