Message from Tanner - SC in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #noncrypto-investing

2018-01-03 00:45:52 UTC  

sounds well thought out

2018-01-03 00:46:06 UTC  

good luck

2018-01-03 00:53:40 UTC  

Anybody know of any good dividend stocks to look into?

2018-01-03 00:55:36 UTC  

@commonplebe - IN if yield is your focus and you do not care much about capital appreciation i'd look into preferred stock. some quality issues will yield ~6-7%. very few (if any) common equity dividend stocks will yield that. and if they do i'd be highly suspect

2018-01-03 00:57:31 UTC  

I’m thinking more about long term while on a smaller budget right now.

2018-01-03 00:59:33 UTC  
2018-01-03 00:59:39 UTC  

look at VZ, T

2018-01-03 00:59:54 UTC  

there are some utility stocks that have high yields

2018-01-03 01:00:24 UTC  

same with REITs and BDC (business development companies) as well

2018-01-03 01:00:34 UTC  

MLPs too

2018-01-03 01:01:06 UTC  

Thanks. That gives me a good place to start for research.

2018-01-03 18:36:19 UTC  

NVDA heck yeah

2018-01-03 18:36:30 UTC  

Up 11 points today

2018-01-03 18:38:53 UTC  

I've been reading about Nvidia recently when considering a GPU purchase. They seem to be killing it. They even said recently "we're in no rush to launch the next generation of consumer level products, we are already so far beyond our competition, our marketshare has no risk"

2018-01-03 18:39:31 UTC  

That's a bizarre statement to make lol

2018-01-03 18:39:31 UTC  

Is this the news that sent it up 11%?
"Nvidia GeForce EULA change prevents data centers from using consumer GPUs"

2018-01-03 18:40:25 UTC  

"NVIDIA EULA Update Forbids GeForce GPUs In Data Centers To Protect Fat Margins"

2018-01-03 18:41:00 UTC  

Hmm not sure if that's it, but could be. Their main competition, AMD, is also up today.

2018-01-03 18:41:03 UTC  

Looks like their consumer level products have lower margins than their commerical level and they're forcing commercial customers to use the commercial level and the customers just shut up and take it because Nvidia is so far ahead of the competition.

2018-01-03 18:41:37 UTC  

Oh that explains a lot @Tanner - SC

2018-01-03 18:42:56 UTC  

>Strong November chip sales figures from the Semiconductor Industry Association were a catalyst for Tuesday's gains.

2018-01-03 18:44:19 UTC  

>Nvidia, which has boomed as its chips have expanded from PC gaming to autonomous driving and artificial intelligence

2018-01-03 18:45:05 UTC  

do you think GPUs being used for mining crypto is still giving them a boost?

2018-01-03 18:45:51 UTC  

I've seen some emerging coins that use non-GPU mining systems but nothing that would affect current application too dramatically, if it's impact on sales isn't negligable

2018-01-03 18:46:20 UTC  

but I do recall a pretty big spike in demand and price not too far back

2018-01-03 18:46:41 UTC  

Yes. AMD getting more of a boost from crypto mining than Nvidia due to their hardware architecture being better suited for it, but Nvidia getting a boost too

2018-01-03 18:46:54 UTC  

I see

2018-01-03 19:28:54 UTC  

@ThisIsChris nice call on NVDA. Are you selling or holding the options you currently own?

2018-01-03 19:42:28 UTC  

@Zyzz good question! Now I'm not sure since this is a lot more movement faster than I was expecting, but I will probably sell, maybe roll out or buy back in closer to earnings, not sure yet

2018-01-03 19:45:01 UTC  

@Zyzz I just rolled them out to 220 strike for a credit

2018-01-03 19:45:59 UTC  

Whenever my limit order goes through immediately I wonder if I should have asked more lol

2018-01-04 13:55:39 UTC  

@here just a generic and friendly reminder to not risk money you can't lose. Also that no one here has a crystal ball and unforseen risks can arise.

2018-01-04 13:56:04 UTC  

2018-01-04 18:03:04 UTC  

@Why Tea How do you insulate your investments from crashes?

2018-01-04 18:06:24 UTC  

Well you can't entirely insulate, but you can reduce the risk by diversifying across asset classes that are loosely coupled / correlated with each other.

2018-01-04 18:07:48 UTC  

A bad year in the housing market or for commercial rents isn't tied to a bad year for long term bonds, and isn't connected directly with returns on non-cyclical industries, etc.

2018-01-04 18:08:11 UTC  

"Own lots of different stuff."

2018-01-04 18:08:49 UTC  

I can write/copypasta more about it later and I'm sure our professionals have excellent input to provide.

2018-01-04 18:11:08 UTC  

I'm not a pro just an amateur byt one thing comes to mind about one particular sector: you can protect stock investments with "protective puts" which are just puts on stock you currently own.

2018-01-04 18:11:48 UTC  

We could definitely benefit from someone giving an overview on options and strategies like covered calls and protective puts.