Why I Love Investing in Stocks!

I am by no means a thrill seeker.

I like certain things in my life to be of a predictable nature.  I like knowing that I’m unconditionally loved by my family and friends.  I like knowing that my daughter is always safe and healthy, and that the sun will rise the next morning.

However, there’s a degree of unpredictability that exists in investing that I absolutely love.

For example…when I woke up this morning, I learned that Keurig – you know, the company that invented the K-Cup – was merging with Dr. Pepper Snapple.

This announcement sent shares of Dr. Pepper Snapple up 23 percent in one morning!

Here’s the way the deal will play out.  Shareholders of Dr. Pepper Snapple will receive a cash dividend of $103 a share.  In addition to that, they will receive a share of of the new company for each share of Dr. Pepper Snapple they already own.  This allows the shareholders to participate in the new company.

If you are a shareholder, this all happened while you were sleeping!  You didn’t have to do anything!

What a beautiful thing!  This is one of the reasons I love investing!!!

 

My book, The Stock Market is For Everyone, is a short guide for the beginning, inexperienced investor that is easy to understand and can be put into action immediately.

Click the image of the book at left to be taken to its Amazon page.  (Disclosure: As a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, I earn a small commission on each sale generated through these links.)

 

 

 

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Since 2009, when the stock market bottomed, it has been on am absolute tear. The S&P 500 is up 187% – and that doesn’t include dividends!  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – everyone needs to be investing!

For someone that’s new to the market, trying to find a good investment at a reasonable price may be difficult.

Many new investors get sucked into penny stocks because they’re cheap and you can pick up a lot of shares. However…they are cheap for a reason! You’re getting what you pay for – low-quality companies capable of making your hard-earned money disappear in a flash.

Let me suggest a company that has a very bright future in a growing long-term trend. The company is Match.com, ticker symbol MTCH on the NASDAQ.  It ended the day today at $33.99 per share.

Match is the dominant company in the world of online dating. They own other brands that you may be familiar with: OK Cupid, Plenty Of Fish, and the most popular dating app in the world, Tinder.

Whether online dating is your thing or not, it’s the future of dating for most people.  It will continue to gain momentum over the next 10 to 20 years. As long as Match continues to execute  – and I have no reason to think they will not – I am confident in the company’s ability to continually thrive.

Until next time, Joes!

 

My book, The Stock Market is For Everyone, is a short guide for the beginning, inexperienced investor that is easy to understand and can be put into action immediately.

Click the image of the book at left to be taken to its Amazon page.  (Disclosure: As a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, I earn a small commission on each sale generated through these links.)