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Talking stocks, trading, and investing in general

Texasmade

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Funny story about TZA, the 3x bear shares which I may have told before. I was holding my engagement ring fund in TZA just knowing the marking was going to turn when another round of QE was announced and my position dropped 10-15% in minutes. Sold out and it took a couple months to recoup the losses which sat idle until I withdrew them.
I like to do options on TNA. Since its 3x, there's a lot of volatility and decent premiums on selling options.
 

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I like to do options on TNA. Since its 3x, there's a lot of volatility and decent premiums on selling options.

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Trying to make my stock portfolio better. Currently focusing on dividends so the portfolio grows more quickly. Currently get ~$5/mo and trying to get that to $10/mo and just go from there. Just got into ETF's. Is it better to buy into a handful of ETF's or to get a wider array?
 

brokencycle

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Trying to make my stock portfolio better. Currently focusing on dividends so the portfolio grows more quickly. Currently get ~$5/mo and trying to get that to $10/mo and just go from there. Just got into ETF's. Is it better to buy into a handful of ETF's or to get a wider array?

Why do dividends make your portfolio grow more quickly?
 

venividivicibj

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I get more money to invest. Monthly dividends are currently small, but the more I put into a given stock/fund, the more dividends I get each month. It's a good cycle.
You know the stock price goes down when they do a dividend right? So you're literally doing nothing.

Stock originally $100
dividend $2 (stock now $98)
You buy $2 more of stock, now have $100
 

brokencycle

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I get more money to invest. Monthly dividends are currently small, but the more I put into a given stock/fund, the more dividends I get each month. It's a good cycle.

As v said, stocks should go down after issuing a dividend.

The best returning stocks have typically been growth stocks.
 

grio1212

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As v said, stocks should go down after issuing a dividend.

The best returning stocks have typically been growth stocks.
Right, I guess I should clarify. I've been prioritizing growth stocks *that also* have dividends.

When I get a dividend and reinvest it, yes the price of the stock goes down, but it'll recover. That's what I mean, really.

I'm not new to investing at all, I just say something dumb sometimes.
 

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