Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Rocky Ride To The Poor House

It has been a rough couple of months for the stock market the Dow fell from its high of just over 14000 down to under 8000 at one point! What a vicious drop that was... by far the worst I have traded through in my career. So what should you do now?

Well things certainly aren't looking that good with the overall economy, but the real question is how long can this downturn last? 6 months? A year? 2 years? Either way you need to consider your time horizons for your investments. Being that I tend to hold on to a position for over a year I am not worried. In fact, now is one of the best entry points I have ever seen. The valuations of stocks have come down so much that even with companies making less money then in previous years there are plenty of companies out there worth investing in. Sure it could get worse, but I think we have already put in the bottom on this downturn.

Of course if you follow the blog I kinda start to sound like a broken record, but it is important to understand. First of all don't buy all at once, as you can tell from the recent volatility in the stock market putting all your money in at once just doesn't make any sense. If you scale into a position and have a long time horizon you will do fine.

My personal recommendations at this point are ESLR, GOOG, RY, SU, ORA and YUM...

1 comment:

  1. Nice blog. I always like to hear what people have to say. I also have a blog but it is about japanese equity market. The Nikkei225 is definitely an interesting benchmark to trade too with a lot of momentum and volatility. Here is the link if you wanna check