In this episode of Rule Breaker Investing, we review 5 Stocks for the Coronavirus, 5 Stocks for the Age of Miracles, and 5 Stocks I Own That You Should, Too. Spoiler alert: one of these is not like the others! But did we beat the efficient market?
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This video was recorded on April 6, 2021.
David Gardner: Last April, the market was in as dark a place as any of us have seen for more than 10 years — the 35% loss of the S&P 500 in 32 days. It was a funny time to be picking stocks. But that’s exactly the discipline that I’ve tried to embody, and that I hope so many of you are practicing. Show up, be present, pick a stock, buy a stock. It’s time in the market, the old saying goes, not timing the market, and that goes for whether the markets rose 50% over the previous year or lost 35% over the previous month, and so I picked Five Stocks for the Coronavirus, and maybe you even bought them, too.
Boy, am I glad for my every-10-weeks discipline, because they have been, well, we’re going to talk about that. Two years ago, it was Five Stocks for the Age of Miracles. We’re going to review those, too, and three years ago, this month, it was Five Stocks I Own That You Should, Too. Spoiler alert: One of these things has not done well.
Now, does it sound like we’re going to be reviewing a lot of stock picks this week? You betcha, with three talented guest stars helping us make sense of what has happened. Three reviews, this must be a review-a-palooza episode, only on this week’s Rule Breaker Investing.
Welcome back to Rule Breaker Investing, and I sure hope you enjoyed Telling Their Stories, Vol. 2 last week with my friends and yours, Jason Moser and Matthew Argersinger. That was really fun. I love that format, and I know many of you do, too. We’ve gotten great feedback on it. Keep that feedback coming.
In fact, I’m going to request feedback into two forms right up top for this week’s show. The first is that next week is our mailbag. I’d love to hear what you think of what we’ve done this month. We started with Five Stocks to Teach Rule Breakers. Speaking of five stock samplers, that’s how we kicked off. April we’ll be reviewing a bunch of them. This week, as you already know, Telling Their Stories and then of course, review-a-palooza this week, but just four weeks in April for podcasts this month. Next week, mailbag your opportunity to give me feedback. What’s working for you? What could work better? What should we start doing? What should we stop doing? I’m always open to your thoughts and feedback on our mailbag every month. Again, our email address, firstname.lastname@example.org –RBI, by the way, an acronym for Rule Breaker Investing. Ingenious, I know; email@example.com, also runs batted in for baseball fans, which I am. I think a lot of you know that. So, firstname.lastname@example.org, the email address. @RBIPodcast is our Twitter account for this podcast.
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