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2 UK shares I’ll buy if stock markets crash!

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14/09/2021 - 18:14

I think the dip buying possibilities could be huge for my portfolio if stock markets crash. Here's two of the best UK stocks I'd buy if markets collapse. The post 2 UK shares I’ll buy if stock markets crash! appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.


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  1. Old guy says relax. You've literally been through 3 of these in the last year. (05/03/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
    My dudes, here's some perspective: ​ NASDAQ went from 9785 to 6657 between Feb 20 and Mar 20. ~32% (Markets unsustainable! 'Gonna crash' yelled the news. covid helped that along) Then it when from 12,300 to 10622 between Sep 2 to Sep 22. ~14% (Markets unsustainable! 'Gonna crash' yelled the news. i dont even remember why) Current drop started around 13,891 on Feb 16. It's at 12,195 today (Mar 5) ~13% (Markets unsustainable! 'Gonna crash' yelled the news. something to do with treasury yields) any all the other 15% corrections/crash prior dating back to 2000. (Markets unsustainable! 'Gonna crash' yelled the news) My goodness, with all the self-therapy posts, it's like none of you were around before last month. Don't try to rationalize the reasons, the magnitude or the duration. it just is. if you're in long-dated options or shares, then relax. if it's not money you need immediately then relax. however, if it's neither of the above, then I suppose it is what it is. Source: Doing this since late 90s. current portfolio about down -6% (2021). Overall, since 90s, up about 500% doing literally nothing buy and holding most of the stuff and trading about 15% of account.   submitted by   /u/civgarth [link]   [comments]
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  2. Will there be a big COVID induced crash soon? I know it’s impossible to predict the market but just curious... (18/04/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
    I’m no economic expert but it just seems weird that the covid crash was so short lived. I guess that was because the us gov bailed out the economy with billions in stimulus. And now the markets are at all time highs. It seems weird that after more than a year of millions dying and millions not working and productivity down because the world went into hibernation, yet the stock market and other markets immediately went so high again like nothing bad ever happened. I know the federal reserve probably did this to prevent a big depression. It just feels like an artificial high and that all of that covid terribleness will catch up finally to the markets and the free gov money will stop and then things will crash. Is it possible that something terrible can happen like covid and the gov prints lots of free money and there will never be a crash caused by this pandemic, and that a future inevitable crash will be caused by something else? Has there ever been something like this in USA history, like a great flu in USA back in like the 1900s or 1800s and the government bailing out the economy and then it crashing or the government just letting it crash without a bailout? Or maybe that covid was something that affected the whole world it is different than something that just mainly takes place in America like the housing crisis or the dot com boom? Will it be a sudden big crash or a slow downturn? ​ Again, I’m a complete amateur when it comes to economics and know no one can predict markets like the stock market, but these are my thoughts (mainly regarding the USA economy because I live here and I don’t know much about markets in other countries). How about your thoughts?   submitted by   /u/poopyfacemcpooper [link]   [comments]
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  3. Stock markets across the world, In particular RTSI (24/02/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
    Hi guys, I have a question about stock markets across the world. I know that all stock markets should in theory be going up, because of innovation, companies growing larger, etc. And usually, that is the case. But if we look at the Russian Stock Market (RTSI), you can view it on tradingview, that hasn't been the case. Since the financial crash of 2008, it still hasn't rebounded the highs, and has not been showing consistent growth like other stock markets across the world. Even if we take into account that Russia might not be considered capitalistic to the degree of the US, it seems weird that it has been 14 years, and the stock market has still not recovered. What is the reason for this? Could it be sanctions, or the fact that not a lot of non-government associated companies are allowed to be traded on it? Thank you.   submitted by   /u/Yl202369 [link]   [comments]
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  4. Stock market crash! Here’s what I’d do if the FTSE 100 falls 20% (21/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Analysts are warning of a stock market crash (again). The FTSE 100 fell 100 points on Friday, and that brought out the doom mongers. Inflation is the main worry this time. As price growth hits 5% in the US, and 2.1% in the UK, many investors fear central bankers will be forced to reign in stimulus to stop the economy from overheating. That means higher borrowing cost, and less hot money flooding into assets such as shares. There’s a big debate over whether the inflation resurgence is temporary, or built to last. But right now, the answer is nobody knows. Even if it’s the former, investor nervousness could still trigger a stock market crash. So what would I do? Any investor who buys shares has to accept that the FTSE 100 could crash 20% at any time. That’s what stock markets do. They go up, mostly, but they crash pretty often too. Most people will remember the dotcom crash of 2000, the financial crisis crash of 2008 and last year’s Covid crash. There have been plenty more along the way, now largely forgotten.  Yes, the FTSE 100 could fall This volatility is the price equity investors pay for the superior long-term returns they generate from stocks and shares shares. Volatility isn’t a bad thing. Arguably, it’s a good thing.  I’ve trained myself to view a stock market crash as a great opportunity to buy shares at a reduced price. I don’t find it easy, buying when everybody is selling. I’m at the mercy of the herd instinct, just like everybody else. Yet I steel myself to take the opportunity when it arises. If the FTSE 100 does crash 20%, I’d aim to buy more of my favourite UK shares, at temporarily reduced prices. I’m not scared of a stock market crash I can take this ‘risk’ because I plan to keep my portfolio invested for the rest of my life. To retirement, and beyond. So any money I invest this year could be in the market for a further 30 years. That should give it plenty of time to climb in value. Another advantage of a stock market crash is that I invest a regular monthly sum into a pension. If share prices fall, I get more stock for my money. I also reinvest all my dividends. They pick up more stock, when share prices are down. When markets recover, I will own more shares than if they hadn’t crashed at all. Naturally, a stock market crash can be traumatic. Nobody likes to see the value of their savings plunge. Like everybody else, I’d feel better if the stock market shot up 20% instead. Not all shares are guaranteed to recover and any recovery might take some time. But history shows that, in the longer run, stock markets recover from a crash. It should happen next time too. And the next… The post Stock market crash! Here’s what I’d do if the FTSE 100 falls 20% appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Don’t miss our special stock presentation. It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about. They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market. That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’. Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it. To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this 'double agent'! More reading Vodafone vs BT share price rated Three FTSE 100 dividend shares for extra passive income in 2021 Here’s why I think the Vodafone share price is undervalued Is the Vodafone share price a bargain? 2 FTSE 100 stocks to consider buying this bank holiday weekend Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  5. How did you recover from a stock market crash? People with Individual stock portfolios? (04/05/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    Did you comeback from the dip? Did dividends help you recover? What were your stocks that weren’t affected much by it? Did you change your strategy and start using ETF’s, after a market crash? What stocks help you come back from a market crash??? Tryna see what stock and strategy helped some of you. That were in a crash. In case, it happens soon....   submitted by   /u/DanceEnvironmental86 [link]   [comments]
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  6. I don’t care if stock markets crash. I’m buying cheap UK shares today (13/03/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    I think today is a great time to buy cheap UK shares, but then I would say that. I think it’s nearly always a good time to buy shares. I’m not scared that stock markets could crash if this year’s post-pandemic recovery disappoints or inflation makes a shock comeback. The ISA season is in full swing, and I’d rather buy cheap UK shares today than wait to see what happens tomorrow. The first reason is that a stock market crash is impossible to predict. At any point of the investment cycle, we will find somebody saying the sky is about to fall in. They may be right one time in 10, and will boast about that for the rest of their lives. The rest of the time they will be wrong.  Don’t try to time the market If I listen to the doomsayers I will never buy UK shares when they are cheap, and end up kicking myself as a result. History shows that over the longer run, shares go up more than they go down. It therefore pays to put my money in the market whenever I have some to spare, and leave it there. Timing my entry is hopeless. I will get it wrong more than I get it right. While I wait, my money will be earning next to nothing in cash. It is important to remember that shares pay dividends, as well as rising in value. The FTSE 100 is set to yield around 3.5% this year. Some top UK shares pay dividend income worth more than 6% or 7%, and many are cheap. I will not benefit if I am sitting on the sidelines, fretting over the next crash. Yes, shares do come with risk. But I will only earn that income if I buy them. And by diversifying, I reduce my single-stock risk. I think there are plenty of dirt-cheap opportunities out there right now. Naturally, if stock markets do crash, they would get cheaper still. On the other hand, if markets rose, they would get more expensive. Since I don’t know which is going to happen, the best thing I can do is take my chances and snap up cheap UK shares when I see them. I’d buy cheap UK shares now If markets do crash later, I won’t kick myself. I’m not to blame. Instead, I will take the opportunity to buy more UK shares, at the cheaper price. And I will leave the rest of my money invested for the recovery. It will come. I understand why some investors run scared of a possible stock market crash. Nobody wants to invest only to see shares crash next day. The best way round this is to drip feed money in, to smooth over the ups and downs. I invest every month. Sometimes I pick up UK shares when they are cheap. At other times, when they are expensive. Either way, it doesn’t bother me because in the longer run, buying and holding shares is the best way I know to build the money I need for my retirement. I’d make a start with top stocks like these. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic… And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains. But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times. Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down… You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm. That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! More reading How I’d invest £2k in a Stocks and Shares ISA BP’s share price is rising. Should I buy the stock now? How to find free online business courses The Card Factory share price is on the rise. Should I buy now? 3 reasons a stock market rally can happen soon. And here’s what I’d buy next Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post I don’t care if stock markets crash. I’m buying cheap UK shares today appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  7. Predicting a stock market crash - A self-fulfilling prophecy? (22/02/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    The current discussion of a potential market crash has me wondering if when a lot of people anticipate a crash in the next time the possibility of one actually happen can increase. Falling stock prices can lead to quick thoughts about a potential crash and even more selling resulting in a crash. I know Fundamentals are becoming less and less important if we look at Tesla or thousands of new Biotech stocks but cant this situation partly be justified by a change of trader philosophy. Increasing retail investors and more coverage of the stock market (mostly due to GME) has led mainly amateur traders to buy some stocks because they like them, they see this company becoming useful in the future, even if numbers are mediocre at best. Due to the fearmongering of a stock market crash many investors and traders are becoming more sensitive to volatility and are preparing themselves. What is your opinion? Just some late night thoughts   submitted by   /u/La_Mantequilla [link]   [comments]
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  8. The best shares to buy now for a stock market crash (17/09/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    As I noted in a recent article, some investment analysts and market commentators are becoming concerned that a stock market crash is just around the corner. While I always take these projections with a pinch of salt, I’ve been looking for some of the best shares to buy now to navigate a potential slump.  I’m looking for stocks that have the potential to perform in both bull and bear markets. To put it another way, I’m not going to bet everything on one outcome.  When I say I’ve been looking for the best shares to buy now, I mean I’ve been focusing on high-quality stocks. These include companies like Reckitt, Games Workshop and Computacenter. The best shares to buy now There’s a simple reason why I’d focus on these companies over other opportunities. No matter what happens in the stock market, people will still be buying cleaning products, tabletop models and require help setting up IT infrastructure. A stock market crash might have a small impact on the demand for these products and services. Still, I’m willing to bet people won’t stop cleaning their homes because the stock market slumps.  That’s why I think these are some of the best shares to buy now. I already own Reckitt and would also buy Games Workshop as well as Computacenter for added diversification.  Another company I’d buy to provide some protection against a stock market crash is CMC Markets. This financial services corporation makes money when investors bet on the stock market using its platforms. In periods of high volatility, trading activity on its platforms tends to increase. This can lead to higher profits. But remember, the opposite can happen when activity calms. Stock market crash protection Another opportunity is BHP. The prices of commodities such as iron ore and copper tend to move independently of stock markets. With governments around the world set to spend millions of pounds over the next few years on infrastructure projects, demand for these commodities will dramatically increase. As such, I think BHP’s profits will grow, no matter what happens to equity markets in the meantime. That’s why I’d buy the company for my portfolio.  Unfortunately, while I believe these are some of the best shares to buy now ahead of a stock market crash, they have their own challenges. Companies like Reckitt and Games Workshop have to deal with rising costs, which could eat into profit margins. Computacenter and CMC may also have to deal with higher wages, which could impact growth. And while BHP might be earning windfall profits from high commodity prices today, there’s no guarantee prices will remain elevated indefinitely.  Despite these risks, I think these five companies could help protect my portfolio against the stock market crash. That’s why I’d buy all of them today.  The post The best shares to buy now for a stock market crash appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. Inflation Is Coming: 3 Shares To Try And Hedge Against Rising Prices Make no mistake… inflation is coming. Some people are running scared, but there’s one thing we believe we should avoid doing at all costs when inflation hits… and that’s doing nothing. Money that just sits in the bank can often lose value each and every year. But to savvy savers and investors, where to consider putting their money is the million-dollar question. That’s why we’ve put together a brand-new special report that uncovers 3 of our top UK and US share ideas to try and best hedge against inflation… …because no matter what the economy is doing, a savvy investor will want their money working for them, inflation or not! Best of all, we’re giving this report away completely FREE today! Simply click here, enter your email address, and we’ll send it to you right away. More reading Here are the UK shares I’d buy right now with £10k 2 cheap stocks to survive the next market crash Tesco vs Aviva: which is the best FTSE 100 stock to buy? easyJet shares: bull vs bear The 2 best FTSE 100 dividend stocks to buy now Rupert Hargreaves owns shares of Reckitt plc. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Games Workshop. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  9. Stock market bubble, how would you ride the storm ? (18/02/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    Im curious as to what you guys would do to ride the storm of a stock market crash, In this scenario, lets say there will be a crash 30 days from now and stocks will fall by 40%, Now obviously you will have no idea of the crash coming as it can happen so quick, but would you attempt to exit the market on the day of the crash or ride the storm ?   submitted by   /u/SirFireside [link]   [comments]
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  10. Should I sell VOO if I think a crash is coming? (08/03/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    Let me preface this by saying I am an idiot new investor who has little to no idea how any of this works. I bought some VOO shares (12) at around 350 a share a bit ago - I now am worried about an impending market crash of some significance based off of no real research, just a general feeling of unease. Is there any sense in selling VOO shares now to get my money back, and then holding on to that money in an attempt to re-buy when the prices drop down if a crash occurs? How flawed is this reasoning? I'm assuming there is something here i'm missing, so just figured i'd ask. Thanks in advance   submitted by   /u/Jimmy_Lightning [link]   [comments]
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  11. If Citadel can make fake shares of GME to short 140%, couldn’t they make more fake shares to cover their original (fake) shorted shares? (23/05/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    Can someone possibly explain to me why I’m wrong. I hope I’m wrong. But the more I think about this the more it looks like a select few people at the top are able to literally create shares, thus controlling the direction of any and all stocks on the market. This basically means the entire stock market, AKA the “free” market is entirely rigged. They might’ve created a huge bull trap for GME if what I’m saying is true and will eventually let it drop to shit with more fake shares pulling the price down. We literally watched them stop the sale of shares earlier this year when GME first went viral. This could of been a moment where they needed to figure out what to do. Once they got everyone at their firms onboard they re-enabled buying shares for meme stocks. Why should anyone be investing in the stock market right now? Will the market crash from this? My original fear from the GME fiasco was a market crash. Then it slowly kept going back up after the initial turbulence. What if these people are making fake shares for the biggest companies out there like Apple and Google in order to create a fake stock market reality. And theoretically they could keep it going or short the market to shit and reap their reward.   submitted by   /u/dirtiestofbuttholes [link]   [comments]
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  12. Who truly believes a crash is coming this year and what are you doing about it? (29/06/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    While new to the stock market, I would bet there is always someone, somewhere every year and every day talking about a crash around the corner. Being new I know that I know nothing, but do have stop losses set for my bigger positions on the off chance. If you think we can expect a crash this year - why? And what are you doing about it? Please no bear vs bull rhetoric - I’ve seen this topic touched on in other non-crash posts and it always turns into our side/their side and I’m not looking for that. Thanks!   submitted by   /u/CheeznChill [link]   [comments]
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  13. Are the last few weeks just the beggining of the real crash? (09/03/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
    I'm here because I honestly could not find an answer anywhere else - I heard some people say that the correction we had in the last weeks is just the beggining of a much much sharper crash that will recover very slowly. When I read recent articles online they do not refer to the last weeks as a crash, but instead suggest that a crash will come, like nothing has happened so far. I'm new to the stock market - is it indeed expected to keep crashing massively? Is it correct to state that the crash has barely started? Should I be patient and hold, or find an opportunity to escape?   submitted by   /u/yf_22 [link]   [comments]
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  14. I don’t care if experts are warning of a stock market crash, I’m buying cheap UK shares today (12/02/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    While some investors live in fear of a stock market crash, I prefer to see it as a great opportunity to buy cheap UK shares. That partly comes from years of writing for Motley Fool. We urge readers to go shopping for shares in a correction, when their favourite stocks are suddenly trading at reduced prices. When markets crash, investors tend to dump good companies along with the bad. By picking my targets carefully, I can load up on the very best cheap UK shares, and benefit when they recover. So when I hear experts saying we are in a stock market bubble and it may burst, I get ready to shop.  It is a lot easier to keep my cool knowing that retirement is still a long way off. Mine is more than a dozen years away, and even if stock markets do crash this year, I think there is plenty of time for them to recover before I retire. I’m not scared of a stock market crash My attitude may change as I get closer to retirement. However, at that point, I will hold some money in lower risk investments such as bonds, and will draw income from those until the stock market recovers. This raises an interesting question, though. If I prefer to buy cheap UK shares in the sales, why don’t I only buy them in the middle of a crash? In other words, why would I buy them today? The first answer is that I think UK shares are relatively cheap, with the FTSE 100 still trading more than 1,000 points lower than it did a year ago. Now there is a good reason why UK shares are cheaper than they were, given the economic damage inflicted by the pandemic. However, this has also been matched by the unprecedented amounts of global stimulus unleashed by global central bankers. I think when the world finally emerges from lockdown, we will all go on a spree, and share prices will power upwards. That’s only my view though. I could be wrong. People usually are when they make predictions! I’m checking out cheap UK shares today There is another reason why I would buy cheap UK shares today rather than wait for a crash. I have no idea whether the crash will come, let alone when. Nobody does. Predicting future stock market movements with any consistency is impossible. This market could rise 50% from here. If it then fell 20%, I would still be well ahead. Also, if I’m out of the market, I will not be generating any dividends from my portfolio, or reinvesting them for growth. My money will not be working at all, especially if I leave it in cash. We may see a stock market crash this year, we may not. I have no idea. Nobody does. What I do know is that UK shares look cheap enough to buy today. If markets crash, they will look even cheaper, and I will buy more of them. I’m looking at this opportunity now. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity… You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy. And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline. Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report. But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! More reading Stock market recovery: is it too late to make a passive income from cheap shares? 1 high-growth UK tech stock I’m watching in 2021 I was right about the GameStop share price. Here’s what I’m doing now 2 FTSE 100 shares I’d add to my Stocks and Shares ISA in February Should I buy Hipgnosis stock or shares in Round Hill Music? Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post I don’t care if experts are warning of a stock market crash, I’m buying cheap UK shares today appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  15. Will the tesla stock crash back to below 700? (04/08/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
    I still believe Tesla stock is overvalued. Few months back Tesla stock rose to 800-ish then it crash to 550. Alot of people lost money. Seeing this extreme volatility of this stock. I believe this stock will again crash to back to its value. I have been reading post and people conversation; alot of them think it might go up to 1000. And many people are buying Call of this high value. Even thou tesla is not a meme stock and a strong company. This increase in its value all seems to be due to news of infrastructure bill. But what if it does not pass this week and delayed. Will it go back to 600 or increase. I am not that experienced but think this pump is temporary and its overvalued. What are everyone thoughts about this stock.   submitted by   /u/akhan2112 [link]   [comments]
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  16. Could we see another crash like the 1990 Japanese one? (26/08/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    Do you think we currently see some overlaps with the 1990 Japanese stock market crash? If I overlay the charts (obv. you can't just go for that 1:1) it has some similarities. On the other hand, would Jpow even let a crash happen? I have currently 90% of my savings in stocks, and I'm just a bit afraid of a greater correction. Would you take out some of it and hold on some more cash? I know time in the market > timing the market, this is why I'm fine with how things are going. Sorry for the next crash post.   submitted by   /u/Lousterstar [link]   [comments]
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  17. Should I keep my VOO through a market crash? (24/08/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    Hi everyone, I’ve been investing for a few months but I’ve given up on the excitement of picking individual stocks. I’ve decided to go full on VOO with maybe some apple shares on the side. I was wondering if keeping VOO through a hypothetical market crash is the right strategy or if there’s some other strategy I should utilize during a recession/crash? Thanks for reading! :)   submitted by   /u/BravePooper [link]   [comments]
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  18. Only 49% of KT Corp.'s stock is allowed in foreign markets. As of Dec. KT Corporation reported that 43.6% was spoken for. (18/06/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    Only 49% of KT Corp.'s stock is allowed to trade in foreign markets due to the Telecommunications Business Act in Korea. That is 241,842,130 shares outstanding available to foreign market trading (118,502,644 shares). NTT DoMoCo Inc. of Japan owns 14,257,813 Silchester International Investors LLP owns 13,588,760 The major US institution and fund holders own 79,956,967 (ADR's are 1 half share) this doesn't even include minority holders in the US. In Dec. KT Corp. reported that 43.6% of available foreign shares were purchased (I believe this number is closer to 48% now). That leaves only 6,399,143 shares left available to purchase. If all these shares are represented as ADR's that still only leaves 12.8 million shares available. Yes there are some shares that will get traded but many are locked into funds that will hold for the dividend and return. I believe this is a good indication for continued positive movement in KT Corporation.   submitted by   /u/JWKirby [link]   [comments]
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  19. This is what I’ll do if stock markets crash! (14/09/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Should I be getting ready for a stock market crash? UK share markets have rocketed over the past year as huge vaccine rollouts raised hopes of a strong and sustained economic recovery. This left a lot of stocks trading on the sort of high valuations that also prompt sharp selling when investor confidence fades. And this has come to pass for lots of British stocks. The FTSE 100 fell back below the critical 7,000-point mark again in recent days amid a raft of disappointing macroeconomic data. And now many market commentators and traders believe that a market correction could be just around the corner. The mood is getting gloomy A survey from Deutsche Bank underlines the increasingly-pessimistic mood among investors. The bank said that a stock market crash by the end of the year is “an overwhelming consensus now” after 58% of global investors it quizzed said that they expected a correction of between 5% and 10% by the end of 2021. This is significantly more than the 31% that think global stock markets will reach 2022 basically unchanged. What’s more, a tenth of the 550 respondents Deutsche Bank surveyed said that they expected a drop of above 10% by year-end. A whopping 53% of those quizzed said that new Covid-19 variants that bypass vaccines pose the biggest risks to stock markets. Soaring inflation, disappointing economic growth, premature central bank policy tightening and waning vaccination efficacy were also cited as major dangers. What I’ll do if stock markets crash That being said, tying to guess whether stock markets will crash or rocket in the near term is notoriously difficult. A broad array of economic, political and social factors can all mix to make UK share prices behave in unexpected ways. What’s important is to know how to react if a stock market crash does happen. And I know how I’ll react. I’ve already taken the opportunity to go dip-buying following some meaty (and in my opinion unjustified) share price drops in recent days. And if a major correction happens again, I’ll be ready to go bargain shopping again. I bought a number of UK shares following the stock market crash of early 2020. And almost all of these have jumped in value during the subsequent bull market. Tritax Big Box REIT, Games Workshop and Coca-Cola HBC are just a few of the names that have rocketed in value. But I didn’t buy them in anticipation of big price increases in the short-to-medium term. At The Motley Fool we buy shares according to what returns we think we could make over a period of years. And I think those UK shares I mentioned could make me a lot of cash over the next decade or so. Buying them following the 2020 stock market crash simply gave me a chance to give my overall returns an extra little bump. History shows that stock markets crashes always recover strongly in the years following a correction. So I’ll be shopping for top UK shares if other investors start panic-selling again. The post This is what I’ll do if stock markets crash! appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. Inflation Is Coming: 3 Shares To Try And Hedge Against Rising Prices Make no mistake… inflation is coming. Some people are running scared, but there’s one thing we believe we should avoid doing at all costs when inflation hits… and that’s doing nothing. Money that just sits in the bank can often lose value each and every year. But to savvy savers and investors, where to consider putting their money is the million-dollar question. That’s why we’ve put together a brand-new special report that uncovers 3 of our top UK and US share ideas to try and best hedge against inflation… …because no matter what the economy is doing, a savvy investor will want their money working for them, inflation or not! Best of all, we’re giving this report away completely FREE today! Simply click here, enter your email address, and we’ll send it to you right away. More reading 3 ‘no brainer’ FTSE 250 stocks I’d buy on the next market correction 3 of the best UK shares to buy now  A cheap FTSE 100 dividend stock I plan to own forever! Dividend shares: 3 stocks to buy Top British stocks for September Royston Wild owns shares of Coca-Cola HBC, Games Workshop, and Tritax Big Box REIT. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Games Workshop. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tritax Big Box REIT. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  20. What I’ve learned 15 months from the stock market crash (29/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Let me put the stock market crash of last year in some perspective. It was just 15 months ago. In that time, the FTSE 100 index is up over 40% from the absolute lowest of sub-5,000. Following every twist and turn in the stock markets since, I was sure of having sussed out every single lesson from the crash. But when I did the number crunching on the progress since the stock market crash yesterday, it turned out that I had still more to learn. So here are my three new-found learnings.   #1. It is ok not to be prescient  Much as I would have liked to buy as much as possible at the lowest point, there is just no way of knowing when it would appear and what it would be. All of this becomes clear only in hindsight. And that is ok.  I do not need to be prescient. What I do need to know is the general time of decline. And that was March last year as we all know, no rocket science here. If I compare the average FTSE 100 index value last March with the average index value this month, the index is still up 23%. And that can be taken as a rough guide of what the return on individual FTSE 100 stocks would have looked like if I had bought them then.  #2. Keep buying as the stock market crash builds up If, however, I still do not want to miss buying stocks at low prices, I can keep buying successively as the stock markets fall. Last year, the stock market crash did not happen in one go, for instance. The downward spiral built up over weeks. If I am confident in a company’s fundamentals and if I can keep my nerve while the market melts down, I can make some cool profits in a short time.  #3. The same lessons apply to upswings  The market crash also has lessons as the index starts looking up. It can be an equally unnerving experience to buy stocks as the markets start rising. I do not want to make stock purchases and then get burned. In this instance, I find it helpful to acquire knowledge.  An idea of what the target share price is, how well the company’s financials are doing, and the broad sector outlook influence the share price and can hold me in good stead. This is especially true for long-term investing, which we at the Motley Fool encourage.  #4. Buy the dip, but of course Even in a rising market, though, there are plenty of opportunities to ‘buy the dip’. Short-term news can really rock a stock’s price. An example of such news can be changes in the top management, as was seen in the case of FTSE 100 luxury brand Burberry yesterday, which fell some 8% in a day. It is rare for such sharp dips to sustain, and if I have already understood the stock enough to buy it, they should ideally not worry me.  The post What I’ve learned 15 months from the stock market crash appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenues Looking for new share ideas? Grab this FREE report now. Inside, you discover one FTSE company with a runaway snowball of profits. From 2015-2019… Revenues increased 38.6%. Its net income went up 19.7 times! Since 2012, revenues from regular users have almost DOUBLED The opportunity here really is astounding. In fact, one of its own board members recently snapped up 25,000 shares using their own money… So why sit on the side lines a minute longer? You could have the full details on this company right now. Grab your free report – while it’s online. More reading What I think is next for property stocks as the stamp duty holiday ends This popular FTSE 100 stock has just fallen. Is it time to buy? Can this FTSE 100 share price quadruple again? Should I buy shares in Aston Martin Lagonda? Is this FTSE 100 share a buy for me after its fantastic crash? Manika Premsingh owns shares of Burberry. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Burberry. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  21. Possible crash May 10-12? (25/04/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    I just wanted to know if anyone else has heard of/has an opinion on this. I feel like it’s common knowledge that there will be a crash within the foreseeable future, and Greg Diamond (a technical analyst) says it’ll be May 10. The article I read went into some detail on chart similarities between the dot com crash, 2009 crash, and the current Covid crisis that pointed to a potential crash around that date. Any ideas?   submitted by   /u/MoistPanda253 [link]   [comments]
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  22. Hypothetical Situation: where to place 100K in a stock market crash (17/03/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    Hello All, I wanted to get your opinion of what you would buy during a stock market crash. Nearing the one year anniversary of the 2020 Crash, I think this would be interesting. What would you choose: Low cost S&P index fund Individual stocks: if so which ones and why? Gold/Silver/Oil ect. Tech sector stocks International stocks Dividend paying funds/stocks Other: (please explain more)   submitted by   /u/3337jess [link]   [comments]
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  23. What was your stop loss set at, and what was it actually filled at during a quick and massive crash? (10/03/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    Im fairly confident that a certain stock is going to get limited and crash again. Im on webull and I set my stop loss at $250, and I'm just wondering what it might get filled at if a massive crash happens. So what were the details of your last stop loss during a very abrupt crash?   submitted by   /u/reddtit [link]   [comments]
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  24. Are we about to see a stock market crash? (12/09/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Last week, stock markets around the world were spooked by deteriorating economic data across the globe. This wasn’t exactly a stock market crash, but it brought back memories of last year. Equity markets around the world plunged when the pandemic began as it became clear it would have a significant impact on jobs and wages.  It seems unlikely we’ll see a crash of the same magnitude in the next few months. However, anything’s possible when it comes to the stock market.  Bounce-back  Equity markets have been on a tear throughout the pandemic. The S&P 500, the leading stock index in the US, has more than doubled in value from its March 2020 stock market crash low. The FTSE All-Share index has returned 45%.  It seems to me that some of this performance reflects economic growth. It also appears that equity markets were too pessimistic in their initial interpretation of how much of an impact the pandemic would have on specific companies. Equity prices have recovered as investors have reassessed the situation.  Some of the gains also seem to have been driven by central bank quantitative easing. With interest rates held at record low levels, investors and savers worldwide have plunged their cash into stock markets open for better returns.  The question is, what happens next? The pandemic is still raging around the world, but economies have bounced back. Central banks are now talking about starting to withdraw stimulus from the market.  Withdrawing stimulus too fast could negatively impact the market and potentially causes a stock market crash. That’s precisely what happened in 2013 in an event that has become known as the Taper Tantrum.  Another risk is that economic growth doesn’t live up to expectations. Lower growth would justify lower valuations for equities. Further, if another more deadly coronavirus variant emerges, the economic bounce back and may shudder to a halt.  Stock market crash protection These are the factors that could lead to a market crash in the next few weeks and months.  However, here at The Motley Fool, we’re not interested in trying to time short-term market movements. We’re looking to buy high-quality companies to hold for the long run.  This is the approach I plan to continue using, even if there is another stock market crash. I’ll continue to focus on finding high-quality companies and defensive investments, such as drinks giant Diageo. Even if the stock market crashes 50% tomorrow, I don’t think people will stop drinking whiskey, vodka and Guinness. Although if the economic recovery stutters, the firm’s sales may decline.  All in all, I think there’s a chance we may see a stock market crash in the next few weeks. Any of the reasons outlined above could send markets lurching lower. Nonetheless, I’m not going to deviate from my strategy of buying and holding high-quality companies. The post Are we about to see a stock market crash? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. Inflation Is Coming: 3 Shares To Try And Hedge Against Rising Prices Make no mistake… inflation is coming. Some people are running scared, but there’s one thing we believe we should avoid doing at all costs when inflation hits… and that’s doing nothing. Money that just sits in the bank can often lose value each and every year. But to savvy savers and investors, where to consider putting their money is the million-dollar question. That’s why we’ve put together a brand-new special report that uncovers 3 of our top UK and US share ideas to try and best hedge against inflation… …because no matter what the economy is doing, a savvy investor will want their money working for them, inflation or not! Best of all, we’re giving this report away completely FREE today! Simply click here, enter your email address, and we’ll send it to you right away. More reading Here’s my plan for building a retirement income using UK shares How I’d start investing for a passive income with £5k Here’s what you need to know about the Lloyds share price I think Lloyds Bank is one of the best shares to buy now BT vs Barclays: which is the best cheap FTSE 100 share to buy? Rupert Hargreaves owns shares of Diageo. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  25. Okta shares crash after $6.5 billion all-stock Auth0 acquisition (03/03/2021 - Seeking Alpha)

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  26. What do you do when you expect a correction or crash? (22/02/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
    I started investing shortly after the crash last March, so I don't have much experience with this and I was wondering what others have done when they expected a crash or correction. I plan on holding all my positions in my long-term stocks such as AAPL, MSFT, etc. But I was thinking of pulling out some of my short-term stocks. Does this seem like something that would be logical if I expected such an event to occur? I know we can't time the market and don't know when the next crash will be, but just in case I expect it at some point and need to make a decision, what do most of you do? Personally, I know the market tends to bring new highs after a crash or correction, but I thought it would make sense to take out some shares of stocks in case they took a big hit.   submitted by   /u/llfruge [link]   [comments]
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  27. What do you do when you expect a crash or correction? (22/02/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    I started investing shortly after the crash last March, so I don't have much experience with this and I was wondering what others have done when they expected a crash or correction. I plan on holding all my positions in my long-term stocks such as AAPL, MSFT, etc. But I was thinking of pulling out some of my short-term stocks. Does this seem like something that would be logical if I expected such an event to occur? I know we can't time the market and don't know when the next crash will be, but just in case I expect it at some point and need to make a decision, what do most of you do? Personally, I know the market tends to bring new highs after a crash or correction, but I thought it would make sense to take out some shares of stocks in case they took a big hit.   submitted by   /u/llfruge [link]   [comments]
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  28. Hypothetical: Delta Crash - Real Crash (23/07/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    So Covid is indeed trending up again, even the US. Lets say this delta variant really starts taking hold in America and we get pandemic round 2. Sure the vaccine the vaccine, but Britain has decent vaccination and still getting rammed with Delta atm. so what do you guys think how do you play your hand? Liquidate now, wait for the crash and throw it on what? I was thinking of going big on UPRO & VTI. But what about ahead of time? Is there a window now to get in on biotech before a delta specific vaccine becomes mandatory? Any other plays like that that would make sense? If truly another shutdown type pandemic emerges again, perhaps that means doubling up on TSMC as semiconductors will be even that much more behind schedule. Trying to think outside the box but those were some of the biggest plays you could have made during the first crash right. Please share if there was a stock in particular you think now might be a good time to get in before pandemic version 2 comes, or a stock to maybe wait for it to crash then hop on that one. thanks   submitted by   /u/PaleontologistWest [link]   [comments]
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  29. I used to be afraid of a stock market crash. Now I look forward to them (06/05/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Who’s afraid of a stock market crash? I used to be, when I first started investing in shares and funds. Not so much now. I’m sure I’m not alone. Most novice investors assume a stock market crash must be a bad thing. It sounds logical. Who wants to see the value of their portfolio – or any other asset – drop by up to a third in a matter of days or weeks? That’s going to hurt. So why am I so calm about the prospect? I started investing seriously at the end of the technology boom of the late 1990s, and got my fingers badly burnt. I pumped what was for me a big sum into the all-conquering Aberdeen Technology fund. Then I threw another chunk at Aberdeen European Technology, thinking that counted as diversification. Within a month, both had crashed and never recovered. I’ve learned from my tech fund disaster I have seen plenty of stock market crashes since then, and got through them pretty well. How come? First, my portfolio is now widely diversified. Instead of being top-heavy with tech stocks, I’m spread across a range of global markets, sectors and indices, with a bias to UK shares. While my portfolio is 85% in shares, I also have some exposure to bonds, crypto and gold. That helps limit my losses in the heat of a stock market crash, so it doesn’t hurt quite so much. Another thing I do is keep my eyes focused on the long term. I plan to remain invested in shares for life, taking money as required through drawdown. More and more investors do that now. When I started out, most people expected to switch into lower-risk bonds in their late 50s and early 60s, in preparation for buying an annuity at 65. Not any more. I’ll turn the next stock market crash to my advantage Investing for the long term means I don’t have to worry about a short-term stock market crash. I will just wait for markets to recover, as they have always done in the past. When I approach retirement, I will build up a pot of cash, so I don’t deplete my portfolio by drawing money in the middle of a crash. There’s another reason why I actively look forward to a stock market crash. I treat this as an opportunity to go shopping for shares at the new reduced price. It’s a trick I learned from writing for The Motley Fool. When markets crash, we urge users to go bargain-hunting. We think it’s an unmissable opportunity to pick up top stocks, when they’re going cheap. Or even to load up on an index tracker. Gains aren’t guaranteed, of course, and not all shares recover evenly, which is why diversification is important. But history shows that in the long run, stock markets rise, plus I get dividends as well. So I see a crash as an opportunity, not a threat. I plan to take advantage, next time one comes along. I’d buy this stock today. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity… You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy. And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline. Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report. But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! More reading 2 of the best stocks to buy with £10k and 10 years to wait 1 FTSE 100 and 1 FTSE 250 stock I’d buy now What’s the current house price forecast for 2021? Cheap UK stocks: here’s where I’d invest to try to double my money The Somero Enterprises share price rockets again on forecast upgrades Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post I used to be afraid of a stock market crash. Now I look forward to them appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  30. Europe Markets: Philips shares tumble on fears over outlook as broader European stock markets slip (26/07/2021 - Market Watch)
    Philips led a downturn in European markets on Monday, as investors responded negatively to the Dutch conglomerate's outlook even as second-quarter earnings were a touch ahead of estimates.
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  31. Stock market crash 2021: here’s what I’d do if it happens (01/03/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    As stock market investors we need to be prepared for all possibilities. This includes being prepared for a stock market crash, as we have learned from last year’s experience. Typically, it is unlikely that a big stock market crash in one year is followed by another the next year, but it does no harm to be ready.  Where did the stock market rally go? If we look at the stock market indexes in February, it is evident that the stock market rally has vanished. In fact, there was a fall in the FTSE 100 index average compared to January.  This may not be sustained or result in a market crash. Vaccinations, stimulus, low interest rates, and a growth bounce back are big reasons for the financial markets to stay buoyant.  Unless there is a fresh surge in coronavirus cases or the economy is in a far worse state than any of us imagine at this point, I think UK shares are set to do well in 2021.  What if there is another stock market crash? But if the risks play out, here are the three things I would do.  #1. Buy fear: I’d keep funds aside for investing when share prices are low. Many FTSE 100 shares have more than doubled from the lows they hit when the stock market crashed. In fact, many of them gained soon after. And this includes even those that were the worst hit like travel and tourism stocks.  If I think there is real long-term value to these stocks, I would not hesitate before buying these shares. I reckon that they could double my money in just a few months, but even if they do not, it is a great way to buy high-quality stocks at low prices.  #2. Hold on: I would hold on to my portfolio stocks. Even if at the moment there was little money to be made, I would not like to lose any. All gains and losses are notional until we sell the shares we hold. And a market crash is never the time to sell otherwise higher value stocks.  #3. Load up: This is true for income stocks as well. A low or no-growth income stock can be a real drag on the investment portfolio. Many companies stopped paying dividends last year and, as a result, their share prices fell even further.  But if I had loaded up on those stocks then, today my dividend yield on them would be even better after they reinstated passive income.  The take away In sum, the three things I would do are – buy, hold, and load up on existing holdings. I know it is easier said than done. We really never know whether the path ahead will get better or get worse. But if past stock market crashes are any indication of the trend, then we would be better off getting really optimistic when things go bad. It can be quite good for our investments.  There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Don’t miss our special stock presentation. It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about. They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market. That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’. Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it. To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this 'double agent'! More reading 3 UK shares to buy for a Stocks and Shares ISA Could investing in NIO stock today be like buying Tesla in 2015? 2 of the best UK shares to buy this March Royal Mail shares: is it the right time to buy? Can the IAG share price continue climbing after last week’s results? Views expressed in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post Stock market crash 2021: here’s what I’d do if it happens appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  32. Why I’ll be investing like Warren Buffett if stock markets crash! (15/09/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Are we on the cusp of another stock market crash? UK share prices have tumbled in recent sessions as market-makers become more pessimistic about the economic recovery. In fact a fresh Bank of America survey shows how investor confidence has gone through the floor. Just 13% of the fund managers Bank of America quizzed now predict the global economy to strengthen in the months ahead. This is the lowest percentage since the Covid-19 outbreak decimated market sentiment in spring 2020. This is also down from the peak of 91% recorded six months ago. Most worrying are signs that positioning in asset markets remains profoundly bullish. Net allocation to equities remains at 50% overweight, it said, well above the historical average of around 29%. This has fuelled speculation that a stock market crash could be around the corner. Preparing for a stock market crash It’s no surprise to me that Covid-related concerns are dominating investor thinking. Worldwide infection rates continue to climb at an alarming rate, illustrating the danger that variants like the Delta one pose to the economic climate. Deteriorating economic data from China and the US in recent weeks shows that this is already starting to choke off the recovery. Concerns over runaway inflation — and the possibility of severe tightening in central bank policy in response – could also prompt a fresh stock market crash. Markets breathed a sigh of relief yesterday when the latest CPI gauge came in lower than expected. This showed annual US inflation growth of 5.3% in August, better than the 5.4% predicted. Still, these CPI readings continue to show staggering year-on-year growth. And Tuesday’s release followed a report last week showing producer prices jump at their fastest pace on record. I think worries over heightened inflation will persist for some time. Thinking like Warren Buffett The spectre of another stock market correction looms large, then. But I’m not worrying. As someone who buys UK shares with a long-term view I’m comforted by the strong response that equity markets have shown each time they’ve been challenged. Just don’t take my word for it, though. As Warren Buffett famously said: “In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.” UK share markets have similarly risen strongly in the years following a stock market crash. Let’s not forget that the FTSE 100, which sank in the aftermath of the 2007/08 banking crisis, more than doubled in value from 2009’s depths to the all-time highs recorded in mid-2018. So if stock markets crash again I’ll be following Warren Buffett’s advice to “be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful”. I’ll be searching UK share markets for great stocks to pick up at rock-bottom prices. This sort of strategy has the potential to give my eventual returns a significant boost. The post Why I’ll be investing like Warren Buffett if stock markets crash! appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. Inflation Is Coming: 3 Shares To Try And Hedge Against Rising Prices Make no mistake… inflation is coming. Some people are running scared, but there’s one thing we believe we should avoid doing at all costs when inflation hits… and that’s doing nothing. Money that just sits in the bank can often lose value each and every year. But to savvy savers and investors, where to consider putting their money is the million-dollar question. That’s why we’ve put together a brand-new special report that uncovers 3 of our top UK and US share ideas to try and best hedge against inflation… …because no matter what the economy is doing, a savvy investor will want their money working for them, inflation or not! Best of all, we’re giving this report away completely FREE today! Simply click here, enter your email address, and we’ll send it to you right away. More reading Does the easyJet share price make the stock an unmissable bargain? I’d buy these 5 shares in a stock market crash After crashing nearly 40%, this FTSE 100 share could be a steal 2 UK shares I’ll buy if stock markets crash! This bull market could prevent a stock market crash Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  33. Scenario - stock market crash. Wwyd? (05/08/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
    Let's say you knew with certainty an event was coming that would crater the market as you knew it. What would you back away from and what would you go -all in- on and why? Let's make it easier and say you could not short a position. What would you anticipate would go up as a prediction of a crash ? Where there are crashes there are almost always winners go inverse the other side of the equation. To make it funner - What causes the crash can also be up to you, for simplicity it would be good to describe what you think would be your apoc event that could cause your scenario crash. Just a thought experiment for fun. Calm.   submitted by   /u/EthRec [link]   [comments]
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  34. Stock Market Crash: This Is What a Recipe for a Stock Market Crash Looks Like (23/03/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
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  35. Are there reasons to worry about a stock market crash as markets rise? (28/04/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Recently, many market commentators got excited as the FTSE 100 closed above 7,000 for the first time since the Covid stock market crash. In the US, markets right now are also looking very strong, particularly the S&P 500. But as markets rise, are there reasons to fear another stock market crash? Some of the signs of a stock market crash Helpfully, Jim Slater’s book The Zulu Principle lists some of the signs of a coming crash. I’ve paraphrased these here. There are others, of course, but these are what I see happening now.  Investment advisors are bullish —when professionals are very bullish it could be seen as a sign of groupthink, and a lack of focus on fundamentals (such as profit, cash flow and so on). The latter are very important for long-term investing, I’d argue. New issues — an abundance of rights issues and new listings, leading to lower-quality companies that may be less profitable and not shareholder-focused. Arguably, Deliveroo is an example of this. Insider trading — the ratio of selling to buying by directors is often at a high level. I see signs of that whenever I look at director dealings. I think there’s a lot more director selling for ‘meaningful’ amounts, although of course there are notable exceptions. That worries me because why are they selling large amounts if they’re confident in the outlook? Recently the Best of the Best chief executive sold £41m of shares. The chairman of Wizz Air, Bill Franke, last month sold £400m of his shares. Director buys tend to be far more modest.  Party talk — at the peak of the market, everyone is talking about shares. That’s true especially for those who’ve never previously expressed an interest. The GameStop short squeeze, investing social media stars and increased investment in cryptocurrencies are all potential examples of this. On the other side of things, interest rates remain low, central banks are pumping money into the economy and it’s still possible to find shares with low P/E ratios (probably more so in the UK than in the US). What I’ll do about potential red flags There will rarely be an absolutely clear sign to sell until it’s too late and a stock market crash is happening. The key I think is to have an investing plan and hold shares in good companies I really believe in. The problem with trying to anticipate a bubble bursting is I may miss out on the strong bull run that often precedes the crash. Timing the market is difficult, as any experienced investor will know. That’s why, despite some red flags and concerns, I won’t try to time the market. If I invest in good companies, keep cash aside for special opportunities and invest for the long term, I think I can make money by share investing. Also, I don’t add costs by dipping in and out of the market. That’s what I intend to do, despite reservations about a stock market crash. The FTSE 100 still look like an undervalued index. That seems to be because value shares are prevalent. However, such shares are doing well at present and that trend could continue for some time. I’ve no idea when there will be another stock market crash, so I’m going to keep investing in companies I think can survive in any market.  One stock for a post-Covid world… Covid-19 is ripping the investment world in two… Some companies have seen exploding cash-flows, soaring valuations and record results… …Others are scrimping and suffering. Entire industries look to be going extinct. Such world-changing events may only happen once in a lifetime. And it seems there’s no middle ground. Financially, you’ll want to learn how to get positioned on the winning side. That’s why our expert analysts have put together this special report. If the pandemic has completely changed our lives forever, then they believe that this stock, hidden inside the tech-heavy NASDAQ, could be set for monstrous gains… Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this US stock… free of charge! More reading The BT share price is up 57%! I still think the stock’s cheap A cheap FTSE 250 stock I’d buy today Travis Perkins and Mulberry are today’s big share-price movers: here’s why 10 tasks drivers feel least confident doing that could cost them The Lloyds share price is flying! Should I buy LLOY today? Andy Ross owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post Are there reasons to worry about a stock market crash as markets rise? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  36. Stock market crash alert! Are UK shares heading for a meltdown? (14/04/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    There hasn’t been a stock market crash for a year, and according to some people, the next one is overdue. The doomsayers are out in force again, warning that today’s frothy stock market has been whipped up by artificial stimulus and will go off the boil. There are plenty of reasons why people might say the stock market is overvalued and ready to crash. We are still in the middle of a global pandemic, with no immediate end in sight, yet shares are trading higher than they were a year ago. How can that be? Global GDP crashed last year, as businesses were shuttered and people confined to their homes. Millions risk losing their jobs in the UK, while many more have scraped by on government furlough support. Covid meltdown was over a year ago now How can the stock market boom at a time like this? You know the answer to that. Global fiscal and monetary stimulus now runs to trillions of dollars, preventing meltdown. Effectively, politicians and central bankers are underpinning share prices, preventing a crash. There is another reason people worry about a crash. The world’s biggest stock market, the US, has enjoyed the longest ever bull run, now 12 years and counting. It is displaying many characteristics of late-stage bubble mania. Witness the furore over GameStop, Bitcoin, Tesla and non-fungible tokens. The Financial Conduct Authority has warned that young investors in particular treat investing like gambling, and expect get-rich-quick returns. Investors lose their heads in the months before a stock market crash. I remember it happening in 1999, at the height of the dotcom boom. So are the doomsayers correct and should we all run for cover? That is a simple and truthful answer. You might find it disappointing though. Nobody knows. Stock markets crash regularly, but nobody can consistently predict when they will. If someone does call a crash correctly, they crow about it for years. What they rarely do is call the next stock market crash as well. Remember John Paulson? He made $15bn in the 2008 crash, after spotting trouble in the sub-prime lending market. It has been called the greatest trade ever. But Paulson struggled to repeat his triumph. You can’t time a stock market crash There are countless stories like those. Spotting stock market shifts and crashes is impossible with any consistency. I know my limitations, so I never try. I didn’t predict the last 10 stock market crashes, and I’m not going to predict the next 10 either. Since I don’t know when the market will crash, I don’t worry about it. Instead, I buy a balanced spread of shares and index trackers, with the aim of holding them for the long term. If the stock market does crash, I will not sell. Instead, I will buy more shares at the reduced price. History shows that stock markets always recover in the end, if you give them time. That will happen after the next crash too. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity… You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy. And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline. Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report. But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! More reading How I’d look to turn a £1,000 investment in UK growth shares into £5,000 The Greggs share price is rising: should I buy now? 7 reasons I reckon this is among the best FTSE 100 shares to buy  Should I buy Deliveroo’s rising shares today? Low P/E ratios, huge dividend yields! 2 UK shares I’d buy in an ISA today Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post Stock market crash alert! Are UK shares heading for a meltdown? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  37. So illogical (05/03/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
    This whole ride has been so illogical. March 2020: Covid hits hard and shutdowns begin. Everyone expected the markets to crash. Instead, the Fed pumped that shit and we’ve been on a historic bull run. They put trillions into the markets and pumped it artificially. Literally everything I bought was making me $$$. “Let’s make some moneyyyy” (Eazy E voice). Now, vaccines are rolling out at a greater rate and the pandemic is ending. Businesses are reopening and people are going back to work. You would expect the markets to flourish. Instead, we’re now reversing/crashing/correcting heavily. What gives?!? If the Fed just let that shit go in 2020, we would of organically recovered by now. Idk, maybe it would’ve been even worse, but I feel like the Fed fucked us. They fucked us hard. They kept us afloat and now just let go all of a sudden. Fuck you Fed, bail us the fuck out you bitches. Fuck fuck fuck. Mother, mother fuck. Mother, mother fuck. Noise noise noise. Ima go smoke some weed and crash (like the markets ????)   submitted by   /u/Mecanix42 [link]   [comments]
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  38. Is a stock market crash imminent? Here’s what I think (09/02/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Stock market crashes are notoriously difficult to predict. Some have got it miraculously right, such as the infamous Nouriel Roubini in 2008, but for the most part, predictions for the next major market crash are often shots in the dark with little evidence to back them up. Talk of a new and steep decline coming up in 2021 has been plentiful. Many experts and commentators are suggesting the market rebound following 2020’s Covid-19 crash has been premature. The UK’s primary shares index, the FTSE 100, has gained 27% since its low of 4993p in March 2020. It has also gained 15% since September. So how likely is it that we will see another stock market crash in 2021? Fighting back Given the impact of the coronavirus in 2020, I think stock markets across the globe performed admirably in dealing with the fallout. Looking back over the last 12 months, the Footsie has fallen around 12%. That is actually against the trend of several major stock indexes. US indexes S&P 500 and the NASDAQ, for example, have gained 17% and 44% in the last year, despite the pandemic. The German DAX is up 4%. The FTSE 100’s rebound since the autumn has coincided with the development of a number of vaccines. Future performance will depend on how the UK and other countries are able to implement their vaccine programmes. There is plenty of optimism around, particularly in the UK, where more than 12m people have received their first doses of the jab. However, the emergence of new variants of the virus and concerns about the efficacy of the approved vaccines against these have dampened this optimism somewhat. Is a stock market crash on the way? It could well be the case that there is a market decline coming. I think there may be potential for some further Covid-19 vaccine complications, especially as further variants develop that may be less easily suppressed by any of our current vaccines. With that in mind, the short-term outlook for the likes of the FTSE 100 and other stock markets may be affected over the next 12 months at least. However, as my investment strategies are based on a long-term buy-and-hold tactic, my feeling is that even if there is another major stock market crash to come in 2021, I’m willing to hold my investments to weather the storm. I firmly believe that by investing in well-structured, reputable UK companies in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 I will ultimately see the returns in five years, 10 years, and further down the line. UK stocks have overcome difficult market conditions in the past to recover, most notably following the 2008 crash and the fallout from the Brexit referendum in 2016. I think they will do so again even if we see another crash this year. One stock for a post-Covid world… Covid-19 is ripping the investment world in two… Some companies have seen exploding cash-flows, soaring valuations and record results… …Others are scrimping and suffering. Entire industries look to be going extinct. Such world-changing events may only happen once in a lifetime. And it seems there’s no middle ground. Financially, you’ll want to learn how to get positioned on the winning side. That’s why our expert analysts have put together this special report. If the pandemic has completely changed our lives forever, then they believe that this stock, hidden inside the tech-heavy NASDAQ, could be set for monstrous gains… Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this US stock… free of charge! More reading I think the Rolls-Royce share price could benefit from this potential trillion dollar market 10 UK shares I’d buy and hold Why are electric cars so expensive? I’m avoiding the BP share price. I prefer this FTSE AIM stock for 2021 instead The Renalytix share price more than doubled in a year: what I’d do now conorcoyle has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post Is a stock market crash imminent? Here’s what I think appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  39. Stock Market Feels Rigged.....Not Against Investors....But to the Upside (27/05/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
    I can’t help it lately but I’ve been really aggravated and I’ll probably sound insane, but that’s fine. The market used to be so much fun in 2018, we would have crazy moves, headlines out of nowhere, then 2020-2021 came around. Ever since the crash and bottom was put in it seems like there are no headlines, like nobody wants to say anything and spook it. It bothers me to no end, the structure of it, and mainly the indexes. I noticed it in 2019. Before the covid crash, the market didn’t make a lower low for the entire year leading up to it. Then I took a look at QQQ from a long term perspective. On a weekly timeframe it has not made a true lower low in 13 years. How can that be possible? There really is zero risk and I can’t stand it. I’ve never wanted a crash more in my entire life. The point of investing is to take risks, but the market doesn’t challenge investors in any capacity. Even more frustrating is that nobody talks about it in financial media. Of course greedy boomers are fine with it but why are we as a society so protective of it? If there’s one thing we have learned in 2020 it’s that stock market crashes don’t actually lead to suffering, if anything the rally is worse for the country. I’m just venting but it’s made me hate the concept of “free markets” and this QQQ simulation is a bad look for capitalism   submitted by   /u/Rafiki0069 [link]   [comments]
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  40. Looking at Timing of Stock Investments (28/03/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    There are two ways thrive in stock markets. One is to pick right stocks. Another is to time one's investments right. Stock picking is somewhat simple to measure. You just compare your performance with an index of your choice. Beating index is good, losing to index not so. But how can you measure your timing? Here's my attempt to visualize my timing success. I have sliced my stock history to half-year pieces and drawn how much and how profitably I have invested in each period. The farther back in time the investment goes, the bigger the profit bars should grow. Well, not quite in my case. This chart is not a clean picture of timing alone. 2010 - 2015 I did some pretty unfortunate stock picks and it shows here. Some periods have not broken even. Still, the chart has a story to tell. 2009 was a sweet time to enter market. 2020 looks good too. I think market timing is a way of value investing for a person with my mental capacity. I have no skill or patience to calculate intrinsic values of companies. I really don't think I can judge a company better than all the wise people playing the same game. As the picture shows, my stock picks can be horrific. However, I can recognize market crash when one comes. It is kind of easy - indexes go down 30% or more. In the bottom of the crash it seems that almost any stock is a winner. I don't even need to hit the lowest spot of the crash. The time window for good buys is wide. This is borrowing a page from Benjamin Graham. This is exploiting Mr. Market in his most depressed mood.   submitted by   /u/helanti [link]   [comments]
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  41. Is it too late to capitalise on a stock market rally after the 2020 market crash? (14/02/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Since the 2020 market crash, a stock market rally has pushed the valuations of many UK shares to significantly higher levels. For example, the FTSE 100 is trading around 30% higher than it was at its lowest point during the crash. Despite this, many shares continue to trade at low prices versus their historic averages and when compared to other companies in the same index. This could present an opportunity to buy undervalued shares and hold them for the long run. They could benefit from a further market rise in the coming years. Undervalued shares after the stock market rally The recent stock market rally has left many shares trading at higher prices versus a number of months ago. But there could still be opportunities to access high-quality companies at low prices. Sectors such as financial services, housebuilding and media continue to contain a wide range of businesses that, in some cases, are a long way from fully recovering from the 2020 market crash. Some of those businesses may be trading at low prices because they have weak financial positions or strategies that may not be easily adapted to a changing world economy. However, in other cases low share prices are currently on offer for financially solid companies with good growth prospects. They could prove to be worthwhile buying opportunities on a long-term basis. Such firms may be able to capitalise on the potential for a stock market rally provided by the world economy. Further growth potential after the 2020 crash While many UK shares have made gains since the 2020 market crash, history suggests the stock market rally could have further to run. Clearly, no stock performance is ever guaranteed and the past is never repeated exactly the same way in future. However, indexes such as the FTSE 100 have always recovered from their declines to post new record highs. It currently trades around 10% on its price level from a year ago. This could mean there are further gains on offer over the long run. Monetary policy indicates that conditions for equity markets could remain favourable over the coming years. Interest rates are forecast to remain at or close to historic lows over the next few years. Meanwhile, negative interest rates have not yet been ruled out by the Bank of England, while further quantitative easing could be put in place should the economic recovery stall after coronavirus containment measures come to an end. Capitalising on the prospects for equity markets Therefore, the prospect of a further stock market rally could be relatively high. Through buying a diverse range of undervalued stocks, it may be possible to capitalise on it. Certainly, volatility and risks remain elevated – and are likely to continue to be high in the coming years. But, from a risk/reward perspective, a number of UK shares could offer appeal at the present time. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks? If so, get this FREE no-strings report now. While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead. And the performance of this company really is stunning. In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends. We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen. Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31% In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259 Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!) Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick. What’s more, it deserves your attention today. So please don’t wait another moment. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading 2 cheap UK dividend shares I’d buy for my Stocks and Shares ISA Why I think the FTSE 100 is a good place to start investing in UK stocks I’d buy this UK share in my Stocks and Shares ISA for a long economic downturn Stock investing: 2 of the best FTSE 100 shares I’d buy right now This UK share is up 1,900% in 5 years: why I’d still buy it today Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post Is it too late to capitalise on a stock market rally after the 2020 market crash? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  42. Can innovative companies flourish during a crash? (03/06/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    I am wondering if anyone knows from experience, and can say (without guessing) whether many small companies with innovative tech, such as a recently FDA approved treatment, or a game changing battery solution - or anything important or significant - have significant increases in stock price during a major crash? We're there many examples of such companies after the 2008 crash?   submitted by   /u/djw_7575 [link]   [comments]
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  43. Stock markets: Know grouping of shares in BSE before investing (27/04/2021 - Financial Express)
    While ‘A’ group shares are good for trading and investing purposes, keep away from ‘Z’ group shares as they fail to fulfil even the listing norms of BSE
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  44. I’d buy these 5 shares in a stock market crash (14/09/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Whether or not a market crash comes soon, I find it helpful to know what I would do in such an event. Here are five shares I’d consider buying for my portfolio should the market crash. A market crash could put growth shares on sale Selling building products might not be glamorous, but it can be lucrative. There is always some demand, not just for new build projects but also maintenance. Timber merchant Howdens Joinery has a strong branch network, well-established professional relationships, and a history of growth. That is why it often trades expensively. Currently, for example, the price-to-earnings valuation is 39, which I think is steep. But in last March’s market crash, shares fell to less than half their current price. If they tumble again, I would consider buying. One risk is supply problems making it hard to meet customer demand, which could dent profits. I continue to be bullish on S4 Capital. Its interim results yesterday showed continued strong growth. The digital ad group upgraded — for the third time — its like-for-like gross profit growth target for the full year. That now stands at 40%. With its acquisition firepower and deal appetite, the company should also benefit from bolt-on growth. The shares are increasingly priced like a tech group rather than a marketing network. If a stock market crash leads to a tech sell off, I think that could spill over to hit the S4 Capital share price. Indeed, one risk I see with the company is that its heavy dependence on tech sector clients means that any belt tightening by tech firms could damage revenues. But if S4 gets marked down in a market crash, I’d be happy to add to my position. UK dividend stocks I’d buy in a crash Insurer and financial services company Legal & General is now 78% higher than its low last March. Despite that, it still yields 6.3%. If I had been able to get into the name at its low point, I’d currently be earning a double-digit yield. A market crash often accompanies broader financial turmoil – or fears of it. So I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Legal & General share price marked down in the next stock market crash. I would see that as a buying opportunity for my portfolio. There are risks here – a recession could force customers to cut back on some discretionary financial services spending, hurting revenues. Another high yielder I like is British American Tobacco. The owner of Lucky Strikes dipped during last year’s market crash, and is only 3% higher today than it was then. With a 7.9% yield, I consider the tobacco company to be attractive at today’s share price. Tobacco stocks are often seen as defensive, so they don’t necessarily move downwards in a market crash. But if BAT does lose altitude in a correction, I’ll continue to be a buyer. Buying the market in a crash In a market crash it can sometimes be hard to spot winners and losers immediately. So I’d also consider buying a FTSE 100 index tracker such as Vanguard FTSE 100 Index Unit Trust. That would offer me exposure to a broad basket of blue chip shares. But one risk is that a market crash could be a harbinger of further falls, which would negatively impact the FTSE 100 price. The post I’d buy these 5 shares in a stock market crash appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. Is this little-known company the next ‘Monster’ IPO? Right now, this ‘screaming BUY’ stock is trading at a steep discount from its IPO price, but it looks like the sky is the limit in the years ahead. Because this North American company is the clear leader in its field which is estimated to be worth US$261 BILLION by 2025. The Motley Fool UK analyst team has just published a comprehensive report that shows you exactly why we believe it has so much upside potential. But I warn you, you’ll need to act quickly, given how fast this ‘Monster IPO’ is already moving. Click here to see how you can get a copy of this report for yourself today More reading After crashing nearly 40%, this FTSE 100 share could be a steal 2 UK shares I’ll buy if stock markets crash! This bull market could prevent a stock market crash The ITV share price is falling. Should I buy now? A ridiculously cheap FTSE 250 stock to buy now Christopher Ruane owns shares in British American Tobacco and S4 Capital. The Motley Fool UK has recommended British American Tobacco and Howden Joinery Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  45. Stock market rally: is the FTSE 100 a bubble set to burst? (19/04/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The stock market rally is a wonder to behold, with the FTSE 100 rebounding 2,000 points from its low of just below 5,000 on 23 March last year. Right now, it is trading at 7,019 points, rewarding those who screwed up their courage and bought at last year’s lows. History shows that buying shares in the middle of a market crash is a terrific strategy. The stock market will rally, given time. All you have to do is be patient and wait for it to happen. That said, none but the brave invested in March last year, when the first lockdown had been imposed and global markets were in meltdown. Outright disaster was only averted because central bankers, led by the US Federal Reserve, stepped in with unprecedented stimulus. FTSE 100 has broken through 7,000! That restored liquidity and confidence, and helped drive the stock market rally. The FTSE 100 is up a thumping 40% since then. In the US, the S&P 500 is trading at an all-time high. It seems incredible, given the year we’ve had, so could it all end in a crash? The obvious, easy answer is yes. Stock markets can always crash, at any time. It’s what they do. Regularly. Investors can get in a tizzy when it happens, but it’s perfectly normal. Looking back, history shows the stock market will typically rally after a crash. Sentiment is cyclical, too. Many are wary right now. They will see the FTSE 100 surging through 7,000 as a sign that we’re in a bubble, and it’s ready to burst. My view is that round numbers don’t matter at all. It’s human nature to look out for benchmarks, or breakthroughs, or psychological barriers, but they are meaningless. If the FTSE 100 fell below 7,000 tomorrow, that wouldn’t suddenly make it a worse place to keep my money. Investors need to ignore short-term stock market rallies and crashes, and look to the long term instead. If you do that, you will see that the trajectory is broadly upwards, albeit with heaps of volatility along the way. The stock market rally could continue. Or stop Nobody can predict when the FTSE 100 will break through 8,000 or 9,000, or whether it will plunge back towards 5,000. We simply do not have that information. So here’s my strategy. First, I invest for the long term. To retirement and beyond! Any money I put into shares will be there for at least 15 years, preferably twice as long. During such a lengthy period I will see many a stock market rally, and many a crash. I won’t get excited about either. I have to add one proviso here. When stock markets do crash, that’s when I go looking to buy shares, before they rally again. It may sound counterintuitive, but this is when you find the best bargains. I am also hunting for bargains during today’s stock market rally, because there are still plenty of undervalued shares out there.  Here’s where I’d start. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic… And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains. But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times. Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down… You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm. That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! More reading The Manchester United share price soars 10%! Is now the time to buy? Why I’d forget the Lloyds share price and buy this UK bank share! With the FTSE 100 near 7,000, here’s why I’d invest in a tracker right now Deliveroo and Coinbase shares: what investors can learn from launches FTSE 100 hits 7,000: here’s what I’m doing now Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post Stock market rally: is the FTSE 100 a bubble set to burst? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  46. 2000 tech crash vs 2008 vs 2020 crash (03/04/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    I was way too young to know wtf was going on in 2000 and 2008 during the crash but I started investing beginning of 2020 so I felt the full effects of the crash which was scary but the thing was that it was a relatively quick drop and recover from what I understand. How was the 2000 tech and 2008 housing crash like? Was it a slow drop then leveled out before a recovery or was it a painful and slooow drop every day type of crash until 50% decrease before a recovery? For instance, I think 2020 crash was like a quick 2 month 35-40 percent drop then recovery. How scary was it in comparison to the 2020 crash cuz that sht was nerve wrecking especially for a first time investor haha.   submitted by   /u/joeroganthumbhead [link]   [comments]
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  47. NewsWatch: Stock market crash? No, but rising bond yields are sparking a nerve-racking rotation below the surface (04/03/2021 - Market Watch)
    Despite the hashtags, the stock market is far from “crash” territory, as anyone with a working memory of last year's pandemic-inspired selloff would recall. But a rotation away from the market's recent leaders does appear to be under way.
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  48. How my contrarian picks have performed since the stock market crash (28/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    When the stock market crash happened last year, almost all UK shares saw a sharp drop in price. In hindsight it seems that it was only a matter of time before the stock markets would start rising again. But it certainly did not seem like that then. The pandemic was spreading and there were no vaccines in sight.  My two contrarian picks But it was exactly that time we had to think beyond our worst fears. Which is what I tried to do when writing about two contrarian stocks for that time. The first was the FTSE 100 real estate company Persimmon (LSE: PSN). Since the worst of the crash in late March 2020, the stock has almost doubled. It is now almost back to pre-pandemic highs.  The other stock was the FTSE 100 oil company BP (LSE: BP), which has bounced back less since the stock market crash. Its increase is around 34%, which is less than for many other UK shares. I reckon its full recovery story is yet to play out.  Which is a better stock to buy now? In fact, this may well be BP’s year as a growth stock. Oil demand is only just picking up. Travel is still limited and international travel is even more so. As the economy kicks into gear, however, oil prices will rise further. BP’s first quarter numbers were strong because of the comeback in oil. The rest of the year can be even better. On the other hand, Persimmon could see a more mixed future. Last year turned out to be surprisingly good for property markets, buoyed as they were by supportive policies. This is also evident in the company’s recent positive update. With a strong order book, it is almost guaranteed a good rest of the year. As the economy picks up now, property demand could continue to be strong. However, we need to bear in mind that the stamp duty holiday, which encouraged buying and selling of houses over the past year, is in the process of getting withdrawn. I think the future of real estate will depend on the net effect of these forces at work. Going by the sharp run up in property prices in the recent months, however, I think it is reasonable to think that some softening will happen. Despite this, Persimmon has one advantage over BP. And that is its dividend yield at a huge 7.9%. BP’s is still at 5.8%.  Which one would I buy? A choice between buying one of them depends on my goal from the investment. If I am looking only for a dividend stock, Persimmon looks like the better bet for now.  At the same time, I think BP could increase its dividends more over time as its results improve. Besides this, there is also a big likelihood of its share price will rise fast from here. Even now, it is not entirely back to pre-pandemic levels. On the other hand Persimmon’s share price is near all-time highs.  So, I think BP is a better growth and dividend stock right now. But Persimmon’s dividends cannot be ignored either.  The post How my contrarian picks have performed since the stock market crash appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Don’t miss our special stock presentation. It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about. They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market. That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’. Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it. To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this 'double agent'! More reading Should I buy FTSE 100 shares BP or Rolls-Royce for my ISA in July? Could the Lloyds share price have a breakthrough now? Will the BP share price continue to climb? Are BP shares a good investment right now? A FTSE 100 share with a 7% yield to buy now Manika Premsingh owns shares of BP. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  49. How low does this go and when to buy? (23/02/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    So of course I want to try buy this dip when it bottoms out. Currently I am holding cash for that occasion. I am wondering what is everyones current theories about this market dip. Will it crash? Will it start recovering tomorrow? will it continue dipping for a week or a month? Personally I am expecting most of this week to be red. Though I think we may see it start to recover by earliest friday otherwise in a week or two. I don't think this is the crash. I think the market is inflated and I think there very likely could be a crash later on in the year, But right now I think people are just reacting to the idea that there could likely be a crash in the future. Similar to when we see overhype around good news for a stock and it skyrockets and then corrects. I think this is overhyped fear. Anyway A lot of valuable companies have currently dropped to very appetizing lows. So What are you're predictions and what are you aiming to buy on the dip and when?   submitted by   /u/lostduck86 [link]   [comments]
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