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What are Retail Investors Buying in 2023?
In February 2023, retail investors across platforms set a new all-time high for weekly inflows, with $1.5 billion dollars pouring into the market in a single week. But where’s that money going?
Ponzi Scheme King
From ShortSqueez this week, self-proclaimed real estate investing guru Matt Motil has been arrested for running a Ponzi scheme, bilking his listeners out of $11 million.
Read the full piece to understand how he pulled it off (and to make sure it doesn’t happen to you).
Stock-picking is the most overrated activity since Disney cruises
Guess how many mutual funds have beaten the Nasdaq 100 index over the last five, ten, and fifteen years?
10 savvy tax hacks for business owners
It’s not what you earn, it’s what you get to keep.— Mitchell Baldridge (@baldridgecpa) September 24, 2023
Whether it's a $10K side hustle or $10MM business, earning business income opens up amazing opportunities for tax savings and wealth creation.
My 10 favorite tax hacks for business owners:
This week, SMB Deal Hunter, which is one of the more fun newsletters I read every week, snuck a helpful Twitter thread into its links section. If you or your spouse own a company, you should check out the thread above ASAP — it could save you thousands.
Top Economic Data To Watch This Quarter
via Daily Dough
📚 What I’m Reading
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Remember to always DYOR.
Microsoft is one of two public cloud providers that can deliver a wide variety of PaaS/IaaS solutions at scale. Based on its investment in OpenAI, the company has also emerged as a leader in artificial intelligence.
Uber’s bull case rests on its leadership in ride-sharing and food delivery, providing network effects and cross-selling opportunities. Rapid adoption in emerging markets, expansion into logistics and freight, and potential for autonomous vehicles offer additional growth. A diversified revenue model enhances resilience against economic downturns.
The Real Good Food Co ($RGF)
Real Good Food Co. benefits from health-conscious consumer trends, focusing on high-protein, low-carb options. Their innovation-driven approach positions them well for market expansion. Increasing distribution channels and efficient supply chain management offer strong revenue growth prospects. It is a sound investment if the company continues to execute its strategy effectively.
Carnival Cruise Lines ($CCL)
Carnival Cruise Lines stands to gain from pent-up travel demand post-pandemic. With an expansive fleet and wide-ranging destinations, they are well-placed to capture market share. Cost-cutting measures during the pandemic have streamlined operations. Vaccination rates and easing travel restrictions signal a strong rebound, positioning CCL for potential robust earnings growth.
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Invest like the best CrowdStreet is the leading online real estate investing platform. To date, they’ve launched more than 770 deals, including both individual assets and funds. Since 2014, their investor community has committed more than $4.16 billion in investments.
That’s it for this week.
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- Nothing above is financial advice. DYOR, you filthy animal.