The most popular investments in 2023

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What are Retail Investors Buying in 2023?

via ​The AverageJoe​ via ​Visual Capitalist​ via ​Public​

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?

Public (sign up with ​this link​ to get $20 free shares) shared its ​annual survey​; some of the ​results​ will surprise you.

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Ponzi Scheme King

via ​ShortSqueez​

Would you like to invest in my Ponzi scheme?

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).

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Stock-picking is the most overrated activity since Disney cruises

via ​Stock Market Rundown​

A mutual fund investor

Guess how many mutual funds have beaten the Nasdaq 100 index over the last five, ten, and fifteen years?

If you said one, you’ve done well. ​Stock Market Rundown​ has the skinny on just how much of a ​waste of both time and money​ mutual funds are.

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10 savvy tax hacks for business owners

​Twitter​ via ​SMB Deal Hunter​

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.

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Top Economic Data To Watch This Quarter

via ​Daily Dough​

Watch for this to drop as student loan payments resume

​Daily Dough​ highlighted four metrics to keep an eye on as the economy slogs into 2024. ​These four charts​ are early warning signs that the US may slide into a recession (or avoid it entirely).

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📚 What I’m Reading

Everyone always asks how I stay up-to-date, so here are a few of my favorite newsletters. Click on the links to subscribe (all free):

​The New Money​

Uncovering the most exciting early-stage companies and investing ideas in the world.

​Tip News​

An objective, agenda-free daily newsletter that keeps you informed without sacrificing your well-being.


Charting beautiful insights into business, technology, entertainment, and society.

Stock ideas

This week, all our stock ideas are also available on ​TiiCKER​. TiiCKER is a previous sponsor of one of our other newsletters, and I LOVE what they do.

  1. You invest in a share of a company you like
  2. You get free stuff and discounts

There are dozens of brands on the platform; I’ve gone through them all and plucked out the four best.

Quick reminder:

Remember to always DYOR.

Microsoft ($MSFT)

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.

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Uber ($UBER)

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.

Perks: $25 Off Your First 3 Postmates Orders of $35 or More

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.

Perks: Monthly VIP care package, $200 merch credit, and a $500 Visa gift card

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.

Perks: $250 onboard credit

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.



Wyatt Cavalier

Wyatt Cavalier

With a background in finance & intelligence analysis, Wyatt has an unhealthy obsession with finding the best blue chip investment opportunities. His previous newsletter, Fractional, resonated deeply with subscribers, bringing actionable insights and unconventional trading strategies. His rare book collection specializes in banned editions. He currently lives in Spain with his beautiful wife, three young boys, and dog Monty.

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