Continue To Buy Growth and Hold It!

On August 21 of this year, I wrote a post titled “Buy Growth and Hold It”.

We took a small amount of money generated by my beginners’ investment handbook, The Stock Market Is For Everyone, and purchased one share of a company called The Trade Desk (NASDAQ: TTD) for $48.20.

The purpose of this investment was to demonstrate the potential returns available from investing in young companies with tremendous long-term potential.

At the time I wrote the post, back in August, TTD was up 165.58% from where we purchased it, which was phenomenal!

I wanted to follow up today on that investment, so readers can see how the stock has fared after the big sell-off we’ve had…

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As of this writing TTD is up 195% from where we purchased it.  By any measure, that is a great return!

Our game plan is to hold onto it and potentially add to the position as soon as we can.

Remember…buy growth and continue to hold!  Always remember this when deciding what stock to buy.

Ten Stocks With Very Bright Futures!

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As I mention in my beginners’ guide to investing, The Stock Market is For Everyone, when you’re looking for companies to become a partner in, you want to invest in companies that have a bright future.  We only care about what’s going to happen  – not what already happened.

With that in mind, here are ten companies that should continue to do well over the next 5 to 10 years:

Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS): Stratasys is a provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions for the creation of parts used in manufacturing.

The Trade Desk (NASDAQ: TTD): A technology company that helps businesses manage their digital advertising platforms more efficiently.

HubSpot (NYSE: HUBS): Provides a cloud-based marketing sales software platform.  The software helps customers attract people to their website, convert them into customers, and delight them, leading to new business referrals.

iQIYI (NASDAQ: IQ): One of the hottest IPOs this year.  This company has been called the Netflix of China.

Teladoc (NYSE: TDOC):  Not even doctors are immune from being disrupted!  Teladoc allows you to see your doctor without the hassle of having to go there.

Editas (NASDAQ: EDIT):  Editas is a leader in the highly controversial and exciting field of gene editing.  They are one of the pioneers in a groundbreaking new technology called CRISPR (pronounced “crisper”).

Axon (NASDAQ: AAXN): Axon used to be called Taser before it changed its name.  They develop, manufacture and sell conducted electrical weapons for use by law enforcement, military, corrections, and private security companies.

New Relic (NYSE: NEWR): A provider of enterprise software. The company’s cloud-based platform and range enables organizations to collect, store and analyze software data in real time.

Roku (NASDAQ: ROKU):  Operates a television streaming platform.  The company connects users to streaming content, enables content publishers to build and monetize audiences, and provides advertisers with the capabilities to engage customers.

Baozun (NASDAQ: BZUN):  Chinese e-commerce solutions company.  They help small companies start and build an e-commerce business.

If you’re looking for new investing ideas any one of these up and companies might be worth a look at!

Please check out The Stock Market is For Everyone, or reach out to me here, if you need help getting started in investing.

Until next time!

The $500 Fortune, Part 2

Yesterday, I listed some stocks that, had you invested $500 in them years back and held, would have increased your wealth exponentially.  Of course, I was then asked, “What stocks can I do that with today?”  Here is a list of five that I like:

  1. Tencent: In case you didn’t know this, China is the most populous country in the world.  They will soon have a middle class that consists of 500 million people.  It makes a great deal of sense to have some exposure to China in your investment portfolio, and one of the best ways – if not THE best way – is thru owning shares of the largest video gaming company in the world!  Tencent is already a big company, worth half a trillion dollars.  I think that it has the possibility to one day be worth multiple trillions of dollars.  I firmly believe that this company can make you rich!
  2. The Trade Desk is a small digital advertising company with a market value of $1.4 billion.  Trade Desk uses artificial intelligence (AI) to aggregate and analyze data from different websites in order to help companies improve their marketing.
  3. Match: My selection of Match.com may surprise some people…however, did you know that Match owns Tinder, OKCupid, and Plentyoffish?  Tinder is the third highest grossing app in Apple’s App Store, behind Pandora and Netflix.  The truth of the matter is online dating has been a huge trend and will continue in the future.
  4. Activision Blizzard: It may be hard for non-gamers to believe this, but the gaming industry is HUMONGOUS.  One of the major players is Activision Blizzard.  Although the company has been one of the best investments over the last 20 years, the next 20 years look absolutely just as bright!  Esports, which are organized video game tournaments, are on track to be an absolutely colossal moneymaker for Activision Blizzard.
  5. Roku is a small company with a market value of under a billion dollars.  Roku is the fastest growing streaming platform in the United States.  Streaming video on demand is obviously the direction the world is moving toward, as evidenced by the phenomenal success of Netflix.  Roku has the platform that could eventually make it the dominant streaming video company.

If you’re just getting started or you’re looking to add to your portfolio, these five companies are ones you may want to watch!

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