How Confident Are You With Your Investments?

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  1. gracer

    gracer Senior Investor

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    I'm not sure if this is the right area for this thread but I'm going to ask my question anyway. We are all well aware of the down fall of worldwide stocks this year because of the oil price slump coupled with an oversupply and the slow economic growth of China and Europe. I have just newly invested in shares just last year and I'm planning to invest for long term so I'm not worried much about this latest economic low. I would like to know your side with regards to the market situation right now. How confident are you with your investments this time? Do you think things will fall similar to the 2008 fall down?
     
  2. manoharb

    manoharb Senior Investor

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    Gold and Currencies are less volatile now, In next 2-3 years, Elections in many European Countries and US. so, possible, election Rallies will come time-to-time. still downfall is not over. It's not like 2008, You can say more or less worst than that. Many things depends on Global events, Foreign Policies and Elections now. 2019 is the year, I think, that's very important for global markets. Until 2018, Rate Hikes in US, Japan and European markets will be done. but, In 2019, I hope, there will be not any war situation in World military powers.
    US election this year is also 1 big global event of this year . US election and Downfall in Chinese Forex Reserves, these 2 points are most important for me.
    I think, Gun Control laws in US is important and ISIS must get demolished in 2016. I believe, these 2 points important for US economy. Security and Foreign Policies will keep importance more than US internal affairs, in next US election.
     
  3. Kate

    Kate Senior Investor

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    For the most part, I'm confident, gracer. I suppose there's a good reason for that... and the reason would be that I'm not much of a risk taker. When it comes to the stock market, it's extremely light for me.

    My investments are 90% focused on gold and real estate. (see, not much risk needed... I'm a big chicken!) but truthfully, it's served us well, so changing strategy mid-stream like this doesn't seem as if it would be very wise.
     
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    Corzhens Senior Investor

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    My shares of stocks can be considered my biggest investment since the total value is more than $10k. I don't see myself investing in stocks and I only have those shares because it was a gift from our office as part of my long period of tenure. And every year they would give me more stocks so I guess I will be considered a real stockholder. And with that investment, I'd say it is safe and sound since our company is on the top of the list of the blue chip companies.
     
  5. eddiemoneys

    eddiemoneys Well-Known Member

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    I'm confident enough to keep a diversified portfolio, and ride the tide and see where things go. It'll be 2008 or worse in some ways, but there are ways to make money from tragedy just as there are from investment. I'm not too worried about it, but for the sake of others where their main source of income or living is coming from the stock market, I'm concerned about that and all the closures of stores that are happening due to funds and finances being horded by select interest groups.
     
  6. crimsonghost747

    crimsonghost747 Senior Investor

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    I'm confident. Up or down, high oil price or low oil price, refugee problems in europe or not, China slowing down or not, the few unforseeable bumps down the road etc. And my portfolio should still generate roughly 15% more dividend income than it did last year. :)
     
  7. gracer

    gracer Senior Investor

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    I'm glad to know that all of you are confident and still doing good with your investments. :) I'm actually thinking of adding more to my portfolio this year while the global stocks are at their low points right now. I know one way or another, there will always be something to benefit from with this worldwide market downfall.
     
  8. JulianWilliams

    JulianWilliams Well-Known Member

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    I very rarely sell my stocks which I think is a pretty good indication I do have plenty of trust in my investments. It's best to invest in things that aren't going to go away any time soon, like lithium mining for example. You don't care what battery maker is going to sell more products, or which laptop or phone maker is going to dominate the market, as long as any of them sell their stuff you'll be making money as well because the offer on the lithium market is pretty limited.
     
  9. JR Ewing

    JR Ewing Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm confident but not arrogant. Most of my investments have and likely will do well over the mid to long term. Some (hopefully the majority) will always do well short term, and others will take time. Occasionally an investment will be a total bomb, which is why diversification is so important.

    Focus more on your individual investments and not so much on the overall markets - markets will do as they will do. One of the biggest mistakes many people make is worrying too much about short term market fluctuations.
     
  10. ajaskey

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    My kids are my only real investments... both are doing well... both are keepers...
     

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