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The market is hemorrhaging, one mans loss will be another persons gain. I went 85% to cash a year ago, the market just felt too hot and I don’t like trying to pretend I can time the top.

It’s impossible to predict but the market could drop considerably further than it has. So the question is, where do people expect to find great values for pennies on the dollar.

I’m not trying to time the bottom, I’m willing to let the bottom likely form and jump in hard then.

I’m personally most interested in companies with low debt, high assets, low PE ratios, and good dividend history.

industries i am thinking will be hard hit with strong possibility of big rebound. Theme parks, travel, entertainment, dining, and oil.

what are your thoughts on taking advantage of what may be a one in a decade or two buying opportunity. What are you looking at buying and why???
 

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Bought 1000 shares of PLUG this a.m. for $3.23/share.

Not a long term player currently, and hope to make a quick 10% profit. Got a sell limit in place so hopefully I'm covered.

Also done well with some Biotech. INO, CODX on virus fears....
 

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Boeing, Delta, Honeywell, Microsoft

Anything that's infrastructure. Has government contracts or is embedded into our society.

We all knew this was coming we just didnt know how or when. Id say there will be more shutdowns that will impact markets over the next 2-3 weeks.

Whens starbucks and other retail vendors close. Look at them to jump in.
 

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It's hard to lose on ANY of the major stocks right now. We can safely assume that the best days of Apple, Disney, Amazon, and Delta are NOT in the past (in terms of valuation).

The only question now is which ones have the most upside. I personally like Delta, AAL, Uber (all-time low) and potentially Sony.
 

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Thanks for starting this thread.

If we have actually hit a bear market, wouldn't it be reasonable to expect a lot of these companies to hemorrhage for some years before they bottom out? AND, I think we can expect that the worst is ahead of us still. The pandemic and its effects still has a lot more damage to do. Is it premature to jump in?
 

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Is it premature to jump in?
No one is saying jump in today.

That said, I like the cheap buys in tech. Tech is what I know, so...

I think tech will rebound faster than airlines.
 

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I am looking to enter some stocks that look like great values now. I like the Canadian Banks, and Nutrien.
 

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I also think that it will get (a lot) worse in the upcoming weeks/months.. but I am also looking at buying some stocks soon...Currently still busy with exam period, but once thats done I will analyze the stocks in detail. I would love to hear what you think...
Mainly lookign at some of the OIL players like : BP, Exxon, Shell etc. & Airlines like Lufthansa, Ryanair, ...
(maybe also Siemens, BMW, Walt Disney, Vodafone)
 

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I just bought a mutual fund of gold mining stocks. It went down more than the DIJA, however, gold prices didn't go down, plus oil dropped, making it cheaper to mine gold. It should be a huge win fall.
 

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Some companies hit bottom price and wont go any lower, some have still a long way to go. This will get worse from now on so I personally expect the S&P to keep on decreasing. Search all-time low stocks and see what is interesting to buy.
 

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Been keeping an eye on some airline leasing companies; almost at their all-time low. US-based processing and end-use oil companies also seem good.
 

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My two pence worth - with limited knowledge of the stocks industry - is that as people are working from home, watching TV, and as the test kits start being mass produced: -
  • MyEG - Covid-19 test kits to be massed produced
  • Netflix 311.60 USD +12.76 - and other streaming services will be up (as we're all going to "work" from home)
  • Amazon 1,789.11 USD +99.96 (5.92%) - as we're all going to be buying stuff online for a while
  • Hermes 558.60 EUR +10.40 (1.90%) - and other courier companies are going to be delivering stuff for home shopping catalogues etc.
  • Nestlé 93.83 CHF +3.83 (4.26%) - as they make powdered milk and other long life stuff
  • Heinz 22.76 USD +0.74 (3.36%) - everyone is buying tinned food
I suppose I could go on, but my theory is that I'd buy everything that we'll all need for the next 4 months, and then get out for a quick few quid.
 

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Sell puts 60-90 days out on companies you like, optimally sell at strikes another 10% below current prices, or at a price you feel is bargain-basement.

You take advantage of huge volatility premiums, you set the price you want to buy at, and if the stock doesn't move there, you keep the premium.

For example, a 35 PUT OPTION on AMD with 59 days left is priced at $380. Sell that and if the price goes below 35 (currently 41.00) you get the stock put to you at 35. If it stays above, you keep the $380. If it goes to 35, you again, keep the $380.

Another example... An AAPL put at 200 with 59 Days remaining is a whopping $1,200. Stock is at 250, at 200, that's another significant price decline. If the stock doesn't reach 200 (a good price) you keep the $1,200.

When volatility is this high, it's a better investment to SELL PUTS instead of buying stock.
 

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Thanks for starting this thread.

If we have actually hit a bear market, wouldn't it be reasonable to expect a lot of these companies to hemorrhage for some years before they bottom out? AND, I think we can expect that the worst is ahead of us still. The pandemic and its effects still has a lot more damage to do. Is it premature to jump in?
I thought about that too. And I don’t want to tide my cash for so long with the expectation that they will bounce back. Maybe make quick profits like @million$$$smile doing?
 

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I thought about that too. And I don’t want to tide my cash for so long with the expectation that they will bounce back. Maybe make quick profits like @million$$$smile doing?
Hey, don't follow me!
I admit, I've done fairly well trading some stocks lately, but I've flat made some real blunders in my own eyes. This market is extremely erratic on an hour to hour basis lately.

A prime example of a recent fail for me was on 3/13, I picked up Boeing (BA) @ $162 and it closed today @ $124 (It dropped as low as $101 earlier) That most likely won't be something I'll be able to trade soon so I'll just have to leave it long term.
BA just asked for a $60B bailout from US Government tonight.
Boeing Seeks $60 Billion Aerospace Bailout Amid Travel Collapse

So, again please use your own judgement, and don't buy anything unless you're willing to hold for awhile. If I blow a trading play,(and believe me, I pulled some doozies) it isn't money I need to pay the rent with. It is a separate account that is strictly for that.

Also, @MJ just shared a good example of 'hedging' your bets. Something to really consider in this market.
 

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I'll buy a few solid companies that have good dividends I like with some money and along with the general S&P index funds to start a lower risk brokerage account for my Son to capture these losses. I would like to do options and have some play money, just not sure if I will have the time to learn how to fill this sheet out and be comfortable before I miss the opportunity.

Cannot even tell you what the screen shot means below lol. I'll try to learn more this week unless someone wants to teach me the compressed version.
 

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Again with airlines? I don't get it.

And no one mentioning companies like DocuSign, a company that is obviously signing a ton of people who need contracts signed virtually...

There are going to be some clear winners. I just don't get how airlines are one of them....
 

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Again with airlines? I don't get it.

And no one mentioning companies like DocuSign, a company that is obviously signing a ton of people who need contracts signed virtually...

There are going to be some clear winners. I just don't get how airlines are one of them....
Some of them have solid balance sheets and their stocks are really low. Even if they don't move much in the short or mid term, they will eventually in the long term.
 

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they will eventually in the long term.
You can use this logic on almost any stock.

If we going for buy and hold how about something like Disney, which will benefit short term from + subscriptions, mid term from the return to movies, and long term from the rebound in travel.

But I wouldn't make a stock recommendation like that on "the opportunists stock thread".
 

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Again with airlines? I don't get it.

And no one mentioning companies like DocuSign, a company that is obviously signing a ton of people who need contracts signed virtually...

There are going to be some clear winners. I just don't get how airlines are one of them....
So if a company goes down 60-70% from its highs due to the travel ban you wouldn't consider that as a possible opportunity? I find that hard to believe.
 

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So if a company goes down 60-70% from its highs due to the travel ban you wouldn't consider that as a possible opportunity? I find that hard to believe.
First off, I came in a little strong because I got this thread confused with a different conversation with some Fastlaners about airline stocks. Apologies on that.

Here is my 2 cents.

The economy was strong. Travel was near or at all time highs. I kept reading stories about expanding routes, and I don't recall the last time I saw so many airlines doing that.

Now routes are shut down.

How well will travel rebound with all these layoffs?

Not all those routes are coming back...

What if Corona virus lingers? Are people going to be traveling at the same rate as before?

Not in the near to mid term.

What if the economic recovery takes longer than expected? Those business class seats will be harder to fill.

"Possible opportunity" sure. But like I said in my previous comment, this kind of thinking applies to so many stocks.

The airlines will surely have a bounce post lifting of the travel ban. But then what? Look at airline stock recovery post 911.

Would you rather be in a $30 airline stock that might be at $45 in a year and be crossing your fingers it goes to $60 or the $30 oil stock that could be at $70 and still nowhere near all time highs?
 

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I am currently considering to get into REITs and came across LTC Properties. They're in a growing niche (senior housing) and are paying a monthly dividend. As a REIT, they would be obliged to pay out 90% of their taxable income to the shareholders. Currently, they pay $2.28 per year and you can get them relatively cheap at the moment which amounts to a nice dividend yield. At the beginning of April, you could get them for as low as $27.22.

However, can sb. explain to me how I can recognize something as a REIT? It seems to me that LTC is 'just' a regular stock of an RE investment company and the 'low' payout ratio of about 80% confirms my assumption.

EDIT: Found this: List of public REITs in the United States - Wikipedia
 
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