Model portfolios are worth precisely nothing to you. Stocks should not be bought all at one time, neither should ETFs. However, having a structured portfolio to fill in as you get prices on assets you want, now that goes a long way. Here are three approaches that have worked well for me managing OPM. One should work for you too.
Sustainable Growth Investing
Sustainable Growth Investing captures the essence of the massive changes and challenges of the 2020s. Our focus is on innovation, technology, clean energy and the resources that support a sustainable world.
Our bar for buying any stock is that we believe it has a reasonable chance to offer a triple in total return within 5-7 years.
We believe in building in a “margin of safety” on each purchase. Sustainable Growth Investing means we are not only looking for growth, but growth at a value price for our initial purchases.
While many prefer to chase price, we allow price to come to us. This discipline and patience has served us well.
Your strongest edge as an investor is the ability to evaluate a company and let the calendar work for you. Not only can you beat the market that way, but you can do other things with your time.
Before making any options trades, read:
- Don’t You Dare Trade Options Until You Read This!!!
- Characteristics & Risks of Standardized Options
- CBOE Education Center
- Cash-secured Put Selling by Fidelity
- Covered Calls by Fidelity
The stocks on this list have great growth potential and are big enough already to be considered for the S&P 500 soon. In general, the stocks are all at least $3 billion market cap, but most are larger. I will also have a list of small caps soon to augment this basket.
There is an ebb and flow to option selling and buying. We are primarily option sellers to capture premium and time value. With the volatility in the market, we need to manage a bit more actively. This page is open to all members and Free Library Card Holders.
If you think you have a great investment idea, let us have it. We’ll dig deep along with you. Get started by doing a medium dive and writing a SWOT report. Then share it with me and we’ll look for the right questions to ask.
Become a member of Sustainable Growth Investing, either Retirement Service or R.A.R.E. to walk through stocks chart by chart with me. Look for great entries and opportunistic profit taking. Use discount code on sign-up page for a 50% first year discount.
Gold stocks have gotten crushed as investors had to sell in order to raise cash for margin calls. The selling is about over with. It’s time to buy gold stocks as a generational opportunity.
Oil and oil stocks are crashing as Russia and Saudi Arabia squabble. Russia’s motivation is clearly retaliation against U.S. shale over recent sanctions on Russia. Investors should not expect a quick or deep recovery for most oil stocks. Oil on the other hand holds some promise. Access with membership or a Free Library Card.
Gaining the benefits of diversification starts with a core portfolio. We generally start with ETFs and move onto adding blue chip stocks before adding small and mid cap. These 12 blue chip companies have proven to be sustainable growers and in several cases dividend growers.
Dividend growth and low volatility dividend investing are core ingredients to a healthy retirement. Here are the ten stocks that best capture dividend growth and low volatility characteristics to build your portfolio around, along with our, 12 “must own” stocks.
Here are our Top 10 Growth Stocks for 2020-21. The Coronavirus Covad-19 stock market correction could be a great time to buy these great businesses. See our Bottom Fishing prices, as well as, current support levels.
The stock market is hitting its first support levels. We were heavy cash coming into this correction, so can start to sell a few puts for companies we’d like to own a bit lower than today’s price. Also, oil is getting crushed which is making it interesting for a rebound play. Do you know what “backwardation’ is? — Read this research with a “free library card.”
We update our trading and investing thoughts with the #coronacrash happening now. We also listen to a Fed President affirm our bullish gold thesis. And, we take a sneak peak at Super Tuesday and what a Bernie win could mean short and long-term. Sign-up for a Free Library Card to see this content.
Brookfield Renewable is on our “very short lists” of companies to watch and potentially buy at the right price. Our SWOT analysis provide the essentials for getting to know a company and develop an investment thesis. Get a Free Library Card to see this SWOT.
Calix is on our “very short lists” of companies to watch and potentially buy at the right price. Our SWOT analysis provide the essentials for getting to know a company and develop an investment thesis. Get a Free Library Card to see this SWOT.
We have now moved past the “beginning of the end” of the oil age. While there might be one more cyclical bull market in store, the 2020s will mark a profound shift in energy usage. The advent of EVs is upon us and petrochemicals will fail to grow as projected due to better technology driven options. You need an exit strategy from oil and gas stocks.
We try to avoid making trades in the “middle of the market” whenever possible. We want to find undervalued stocks that are oversold to buy, and to sell stocks that are overvalued and overbought. We believe in “buy low, sell high.”
Last November, I discussed “why I’m selling Tesla shares.” It turned out to be a good spot to sell Tesla (TSLA) shares that we had purchased about a hundred dollars cheaper less than two months earlier. It would be about a half year before we returned to buying Tesla shares.
The tradewar keeps jerking markets around. How bad can it get? We have an idea both short and intermediate term. Here’s some ideas on using VXX and when to buy QQQ again. Available to anybody with any membership or a Free Library Card.
Sustainable Growth Investing uses a base ETF allocation and long-term growth stocks for generating capital appreciation. This strategy can be used for an entire portfolio or as an add-on to a more diversified portfolio, such as, a retirement plan. The Sustainable Growth Investing mission is to beat the S&P 500 stock market index without added risk.
Retirement Life Growth & Income uses a base ETF allocation and dividend stocks to generate a total return for retirement living. This strategy is meant to be used for an entire portfolio. Our mission with RLGI is to provide equity like total return with less risk than the stock market as a whole.