I am new here …I invested in imedia brands nd sarcos technology and robotics…nd these companies were going down day by day…what should I do???
I would recomend you to read more regarding what creates wealth and how that applies to stocks.
Any term you do not know you can look up on investopedia.
Only if you’re familiar with at least basic asset pricing models and knowlegde on estimating cash flows would I say you could look at individual stocks.
For now I say you find the lowest cost broad market ETF (basket of assets like stocks) based on your investment goals and risk apetite.
Do a U-turn, buy VUAG and keep buying it until you reach your destination.
Google how many private investors can beat the market, and then find a good etf to buy/forget and grow your wealth over time.
If you are UK based and able to invest long term, then my thoughts would be towards VWRP or HMWO, and try to invest in them regularly to dollar cost average. Also open an ISA if not already.
Use no more than 5-10% of any savings for individual stock picks. If you turn out to be truly amazing and consistent at picking individual stocks, that will soon grow. If not then you have only risked 5-10%.
The best advice I ever had was buy what you see!
What is in, what is trending, where is the future?
Catch it before it takes off.
So look at what people are doing, expecting, buying, hoping for.
30 years ago it would have been mobile technology, an example Apple.
20 years ago robotics and automation, think public transport cards, chip and pin, automated travel booking, and social media which complimented mobile technology.
10 years ago it was reactive AI (tell it what to do and it will do it 1000s of times faster then us) predict the weather, predict the stock market, understand quantum theory .
Now it’s three things. Electric Vehicles, batteries and Artificial General Intelligence (it can teach itself). Anything associated with those, but you need to diversify. EV cars, lithium, nickel, energy storage, solar panels, hydrogen, Automated business systems, AI Chips, adaptive robotics, Oil exploration (yes oil is still big until electric takes over completely)
Then mix between growth shares and income shares, use your income to reinvest.
You can buy some stable stock that gives a regular income. Mapfre 10% yield, Prosegur 11% yield, UBS Global Enhanced Equity Income Sustainable Fund 10% yield, Rio Tinto 9% yield, Vodafone 8%.
Stable means they have a good track record, the shares aren’t volatile, the ups and downs follow a smooth curve and don’t change wildly every day, they make a profit, or at least more than enough to cover debt. They have massive revenue, have been around for a long time and are probably well known. Unstable means they are volatile, share prices are eratic, they may have huge debt, the sector is disruptive and they may be the new kid on the block.
Stable, Vodafone, BP, Microsoft. Unstable. Tesla, Invesco Retail, Surgalign who just went bankrupt
You have to do your research, don’t buy what people suggest that you to buy until you do research. YOUR OWN RESEARCH.
We all have our own reasons for buying something.
But you have to check, don’t guess and don’t just buy what some one else says.
That Vodafone drop has happened over 5 years, not in one day, plenty of time to bail out. They pay an 8% dividend yield, you would have to factor that into the last five years to see if you lost or gained. They have large debt, but they are modifying their business model. It could be a good time to get in while the price is low.
Everything is going down. Your dilemma is should you hold or sell, or maybe buy more while they are cheap, that depends on what stocks you bought, and you have to think will they go back up when world economies recover? Remember, this turn around won’t probably happen till after interest rates come down. Some of my stocks are 30-40% down, but I know they will bounce back, because when everything was good they were 50-60% up. Some of my stocks are still 20-30% up, even after being blasted by Covid, the Ukraine war and inflation. Some of my newer stocks look screwed. So like you I have to decide, hold, sell, buy more, or I might base my decision on volatility, can I risk buying and selling to catch the ups and downs. Depends on your stocks.
But at the core, when you start in the beginning, check that the business has a solid base? You have to do your research.
Go to the companies websites and look at their annual reports, did they make any money last year, what is their cash balance, what is their debt.
If this is all too much for you you shouldn’t be trading. Even though nothing is guaranteed you can’t guess, you can’t guess and invest in Mickey Mouse businesses just because you feel like it, that Mickey Mouse risk can only happen when you have spare cash, and should never be more than 10% of your portfolio.
That drop has happened over probably 25 years. It’s been a consistent dog stock, with multiple CEOs promising transformation, buying stuff, selling stuff.
I don’t even think it’s that attractive pricewise due to its huge pile of debt.
I have no idea what you’re trying to say here or why you’ve chosen to a respond in such a manner to someone asking you to define the word stable.
Sorry if it sounded that way, the phrase “your own research” is in capitals simply to emphasise that you shouldn’t expect easy answers from people when considering stocks, and never do the first thing that anyone tells you, you have to get off your bum and get stuck in. Imagine all my comments are being said without a hint of critisism and in a pleasant voice, because that’s how the way they were written. And all my comments really have been directed at the original post from Kailash as he was the one that wanted the help.
Any comments about doing your own research are there to just make sure that no one buys anything directly from my advice.
The comment about Vodafone was not defining stable, it was defending why I had put Vodafone in the list, as you had posted an enormous image of the stock falling over the previous 5 years. I had only put Vodafone in the list as it has a good yield and if you want to grow you can’t just rely on appreciation. The definition you asked for is in the previous post.
Some people seem to like Vodafone, if you don’t then don’t buy it, I wouldn’t buy it, but compared to other stocks you probably wouldn’t lose half your money in a few days.
But as I said a good yield.
Don’t take offence, as absolutely non intended.
To get better advice you need to tell us what the companies are.
No one can tell you to sell, hold or buy wthout more information.