Skousen's Golden 7 Investments - Deepstash

Skousen's Golden 7 Investments

  1. High-dividend US stocks, funds, and ETFs
  2. High-yielding foreign stocks and funds
  3. Rising dividend stocks and funds
  4. High-yielding Dow stocks
  5. Business Development Companies (BDCs)
  6. Real-estate investment trusts (REITs)
  7. Energy and commodity stocks

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MORE IDEAS FROM Investing in One Lesson

"The investing business is not the same as investing in a business"

Forces that are not related to day-to-day business that can affect the price of stock:

  • Buying fervor and bull markets
  • Sell-offs, even marginal ones (~10%)
  • Speculation about future profits
  • Changes in dividend payouts
  • Performance of indirectly related stocks

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  • Dividends are an under-appreciated indicator of stock growth
  • Companies that can pay good dividends tend to be more stable and less likely to decline in value
  • Re-invested dividends provide flexibility
  • There are strategies and funds that seek to maximize dividend returns

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  • To make significant gains, you have to identify undervalued assets
  • Once the majority of investors can identify an asset is valuable, it's not undervalued
  • Thus the highest profit investments are always contrary to the general trend

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Investment Tips
  • Set Your Objectives. (setting long-term objectives can be of great benefit.)
  • Level of Risk. (The level of risk associated with the investment option you choose must be carefully analysed before you put your money into something.)
  • Control Over Emotions. (One of the primary requisites of investing in the stock market involves controlling your emotions.)
  • Study the Stock Market. (Order types, financial definitions and metrics, various kinds of investment accounts, timing of investment, methods of selecting stock, etc.)

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Investment explained

An investment is a gamble: instead of the security of guaranteed returns, you're taking a risk with your money. 

You can invest in Shares, Bonds, Funds, Government bonds (gilts), UK property market or even Farmland, Vintage cars, Wine, Fledgling technology, firms or art.

For most, investing means putting money in the stock market.

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... is the trading of your money today for a lot more money in the future. It is a high yield over the long term.

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