Good time to buy FANG Stock?

New Qhsska
Dec 20, 2017 19 Comments

For those who are Finance savvy: is there a good time of year to buy stocks, due to seasonal selling etc?

Eg let’s say I want to buy a basket of FAANG stock. Should I set up a monthly purchase over X months? (Might make cost basis a pain to calculate later); or just buy at once in Dec, let’s say?

I have never been an active investor so I want to buy and hold. I am bullish on the power of the emerging monopolists.

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  • Amazon / Eng
    Jeff Pesos

    Amazon Eng

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    Microsoft, Google, Facebook
    Jeff Pesosmore
    you're asking for an anonymous stranger to predict the stock market for you, for free.

    I'll happily oblige: Buy all now and hold for the long run.
    Dec 21, 2017 0
  • Hired secret_use
    My opinion is that the market is too high right now and companies are being valued too far into the future. Maybe consider trading crypto currencies, lots of volatility and opportunity to make quick money if you're careful. Best option is to save up for an investment property and rent it out.
    Dec 21, 2017 3
    • Microsoft FkEt57
      Even houses are high now
      Dec 21, 2017
    • Hired secret_use
      I agree house prices are high, but I think that there are still strategic investments to be made if you do your research
      Dec 21, 2017
    • Microsoft lavida
      The market is pretty high and it will crash eventually, but i think buying now is fine. Trying to time the market rarely works: people have been predicting a bubble burst for quite a while now (stock market, crypto) but it keeps getting better every day. If the bubble bursts in 1 or 2 years, the stock prices might still be higher than they are now.
      Dec 21, 2017
  • Apple / Eng RNG1295628
    This bubble will not be over until end of Trump’s 4 or 8 year term and AAPL at least hit 1trillion market cap.
    Dec 21, 2017 0
  • Microsoft FkEt57
    I’m thinking it is time to get smaller cap tech companies. Think about it with cash coming back from Ireland, there will be either acquisition, buy back or grow within. Growing within is slower so more acquisitions will happen. Just not TWTR.
    Dec 21, 2017 2
    • New Qhsska
      OP
      Yes I think mid-cap SaaS companies like Hubspot and Zendesk are great candidates if you believe this thesis (I mostly do).
      Dec 22, 2017
    • Microsoft FkEt57
      I like ZEN
      Dec 22, 2017
  • Apple Bnhjk56
    Even if there is a crash stocks tend to recover past their old peaks
    Dec 21, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    Probably🍆

    Amazon Eng

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    Probably🍆more
    Markets are overvalued right now. But the tax cut will only increase the bubble. It’s going to overheat before it comes crashing down. Buy now but keep your finger on the trigger to sell all. The government won’t be able to inject any cash in the economy after blowing a huge hole in the deficit and interest rates won’t be high enough to be of any help. Anyone in financial circles knows this and they all hope to pump and dump just in time which means when it goes it will go faster than it ever has. Be ready. We’re in for a wild ride.
    Dec 21, 2017 3
    • Microsoft FkEt57
      The previous few QE is not the same?
      Dec 21, 2017
    • Amazon mind vs. _
      What companies fit the opportune tax break mold? I want to know what companies I should invest into for this particular case?
      Dec 21, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng
      Probably🍆

      Amazon Eng

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      Just go sp500 index or nasdaq index. The idiotic corporate tax cut applies across the board.
      Dec 21, 2017
  • Apple NFKY11
    Market is overvalued but don’t short it. Invest systematically when pullbacks happen. No one can time a crash !!!!
    Dec 21, 2017 1
    • New Qhsska
      OP
      How do you define a pullback? Low relative to what? How much decline? Approx how many times a year does that occur?
      Dec 22, 2017
  • Amazon C Martel
    Facebook, Google and Apple are good candidates for shorting. All three are companies beyond their peak and GOOG and FB in particular are on the wrong side of history with their commitment to the soon-to-be-widely-discredited mantras of progressivism, and that's going to affect their business. I'd say invest in put options of GOOG and FB.

    Amazon is a great company but not sure whether the stock price is inflated or not.
    Dec 21, 2017 1
    • Google Noogler69
      Not sure about the financial advise but your take on the politics is interesting.
      Dec 21, 2017
  • Microsoft
    yMcg47

    Microsoft

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    yMcg47more
    Make sure you buy the basket in the spring. That’s when they’re fresh
    Dec 21, 2017 0

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