One of the questions that I’ve been getting the most is, “How do I set up an account to trade stocks?” It’s kind of a lot to type up, so I decided to shoot a quick video.
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With all lingo you have to learn like 10 day average volume, shares outstanding, dividend yield, and blah blah blah, I just wanted to break down what I though we’re just some damn good stocks to buy when you’re just getting started.
I wanted to provide pictures of the only stat that matters — ROI (return on investment) from the leaders of finance, CNBC. Check it out.
1. AT&T – (T)
First on my list is AT&T. Everyone’s favorite. Just look at the return. LOOK at the return! In One year, you can expect 22.17% return on your investment. Plus it’s entry price is pretty cheap. I mean c’mon, $50 is a perfect way to start trading.
That means if you put $10,000 in AT&T, you’ll have $12,200! What can I say AT&T is just one of those well-known stocks that performs month after month.
Just in case you were wondering, this was actually the very first stock that I bought. Just look at the chart and you’ll see why. AT&T also pays a dividend of 4.49% every quarter.
2. Johnson & Johnson – (JNJ)
Johnson & Johnson is another solid stock. It pays a dividend of 2.55%. It’s return is STOOPID. 25% return in a year is basically spending a $1 to get $1.25. Simple math.
Win-win. And as you can see in the chart. It just goes up and up and has been doing so for years.
It’s a little more expensive but the return is un-fuckwitable.
3. 3M – (MMM)
3M is a nice stock to get into when you’re ready to spread your investments out over different industry’s. These guys make everything. And their stock shows it. It’s a little more expensive, but remember, this is not a stock to make the most money with, this is a stock the spreads your risk out over different industries.
The return is nice, 15.67 and has a dividend of 2.45%. I’ll take that.
4. Coca-Cola – (KO)
Coca-Cola is one of the oldest companies around. Their stock doesn’t move much but that’s a good thing if your just trying to get the hang of how stocks work. Even if the stock doesn’t move, it pays a dividend of 3%, so it’s a good place to park your money.
This stock is perfect to balance out your portfolio if you have a lot of risky stocks. It can act as an anchor to balance things out if shit gets crazy. Plus it’s cheap. And 10% is not a bad return.
5. Spyder ETF – (SPY)
This is what I call the auto pilot stock. Where do I start…
Okay, so there’s a stock called an index fund. It contains all 500 of the stocks in the S&P 500. It’s costs whatever the S&P is at. As I write this, the S&P is at 2,163.78 which means it would cost $2,163.78 to buy ONE. So, someone came out with their own stock that does the same thing for less money. Called the Spyder Electronically Traded Fund – or ETF. And it only costs (at the moment) about $200.
Can you say, life saver?? Now look a the returns:
Not that amazing, huh? That’s the point. This stock is not for people that are looking to be actively trading everyday or month. This is a stock you buy and don’t have to check. In fact, look at your return over 10 years:
The Spyder ETF should balance the risk in your portfolio. I use it as an anchor and a base for my portfolio.
Shout out to my boy Hunter Keltner for inspiration get this post!
– Q ✌️
Let me know if you agree or disagree with these stocks in the comments below:
Growing up, I had no body around to teach me how to trade stocks. I had rich neighbors who I knew A little bit about it but didn’t want to take the time to show a 21-year-old (at the time) how to do it. But luckily, I had the Internet. 😏
HOW I LEARNED TO TRADE STOCKS
If you want to know how to make money on the stock market, first you gotta lose some money; preferably someone else’s… So, I found this website called Wall Street Survivor https://www.wallstreetsurvivor.com/ that gives you $100,000 in fake cash to use on a real market.
REAL TIME STATS
Why is this so cool? Because you can watch the stocks on the news and know that that’s exactly what your money is doing! It’s like you’re really in the game!!
You will buy stocks at real prices and see real results in real time. This will give you the utmost confidence when you finally decide to invest in real life. (Which takes less money than you think, actually. Like $13.) I did this for 2 years before I ever spent a dime of my real money. I suggest that you do the same.
WHAT ALSO COOL ABOUT WALL STREET SURVIVOR
Say there’s a term or lingo that you don’t get; the website gives you lessons with Videos on how to understand the complex terms of the financial world.
Oh yeah, remember those rich neighbors I was telling you about? I ended up out-trading them in my second year with a 69% return… (shoutout to Tesla). 😎
So call it what you want, but now I’m trading in real life and showing them how it’s done.
Life’s funny isn’t it?
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