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We started discussing this in another thread so I decided to start a new thread. Would love to know what sectors and stocks people are in, with successes and if you want to share, bad trades or holds. My brief story below:

Traded a lot from 99-01 but volatility of Dot Com Market collapse forced me out with a decent profit. Fast forward19 years, I dove back in at the bottom in March. Had some success trading Comcast the first week, got caught in a bad trade with Citrix. Had an initial wishlist of NFLX, DOCU, Roku and Comcast. Didn’t pull the trigger quickly enough and watched most run away. Roku and Gartner I’ve been in and out of but just can’t seem to win on them. Two big winners have been DocuSign and Five Nine Inc (FIVN). I’m out now except for a small position in DocuSign, as I expect tech stocks to sell off soon and want to be ready to buy on dip.

Stocks Im looking at adding:
MSFT
AMZN
FB
ROKU
TWLO
FIVN
BX (Blackstone)
Tesla
OKTA
PENN
Walmart
CCL (Carnival)
IT (Gartner)
 
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Paysafe is a steal at these levels,
 

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I have Fidelity and I have no had a issues with them. The customer support is great and they have great mutual funds, but their web version and app are not good IMO, which is big for me. Would you guys recommend TD Ameritrade over them?
 
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BABA & BILI. They were both up 5% Tuesday when just about everything else in my watchlist was down. Both were getting hit harder than everything else the days proceeding, because of the scare with the DIDI situation, then Tuesday the global trade news came out. Also, I'm sure you've been watching the shipping bottleneck in the south that is freeing up.



Amazon & MELI have been thriving the last couple weeks, BABA was struggling the same time.

Ah, so the ole 2 companies symbolically representing all of a specific "market". Just bustin' 'em, and only my individual pet peeve when others (not you) reference "the market" did X, or the "the markets" are down/up/traded sideways when ALL did not do X or only some parts of ALL equities traded down, or were up, or traded sideways.

All joking aside, clearly non-mainlanders, particularly Yanks, may consider treading lightly with some mainland-listed companies, some mainland-specific companies trading in NY, London, or as ADRs in HK, etc. Non-specific, not ALL mainland companies yet some ETFs or some non-mainland companies (US, European, JP, KR, TW, etc) active on the mainland may increasingly become more popular ways to potentially benefit from possible ongoing growth in the Middle Kingdom (China).

Related Barrons article: Some China Stocks Could Vanish in the U.S. What to Know.
 
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I have Fidelity and I have no had a issues with them. The customer support is great and they have great mutual funds, but their web version and app are not good IMO, which is big for me. Would you guys recommend TD Ameritrade over them?

No specific comment regarding either Fido nor TD Ameritrade, but be aware integration of the latter in to Schwab is now in process. Fido, SCHW and Vanguard are each solid companies, yet each are also laden with a LOT of legacy technology. With TD and SCHW, ideally they pull the best of both, kill the worst, and introduce enhanced, newer tech to bring the resulting integrated company more into the 21st century sans shystery Robbinghood ops, non-existent client support, dearth of legit fiduciary practices, etc.

SoFi is interesting. Anthony Soto and team seem to have established a solid company with appropriate fiduciary practices, reasonable support, and they appear to be polar opposites of Robbinghood's Vlad born in a small Bulgarian town. Observing Robbinghood go public may he entertaining.
 
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Slight bounce today. Good to see the resistance.
Yes, but if the pessimism was covid concern for lockdowns it is unfortunately more likely to roll backwards. Seems like the math on infections is just inevitable bad news at this point. Add all the supply issues in every business and we've got some serious short-term impediments to growth.
 
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Yes, but if the pessimism was covid concern for lockdowns it is unfortunately more likely to roll backwards. Seems like the math on infections is just inevitable bad news at this point. Add all the supply issues in every business and we've got some serious short-term impediments to growth.
IMHO, yesterday's general drops among many US/western/global equities of various types/caps were not solely due to spikes in Delta/India variants of mainland China SARS-2 and global supply chain challenges you reference. See US Treasury overreaction, further build up in US/West v mainland Central Govt (govt-sponsored hacks on the west, regulatory IPO constraints to SSE, SZE, HKSE v NYSE/Nasdaq/LSE IPOs, ongoing mainland big tech regulatory claws, etc.)

Additionally, US/western labor availability vs willingness of many unemployed to work at offered comp levels (particularly schools reopen FT), potential actions of ridiculously over-margined crypto holders and some equity shorts cashing in to free up cash to meet margin calls; reasonable sales of some overly-juiced equities of various types, etc.
 

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Yes, but if the pessimism was covid concern for lockdowns it is unfortunately more likely to roll backwards. Seems like the math on infections is just inevitable bad news at this point. Add all the supply issues in every business and we've got some serious short-term impediments to growth.

It seems that was part of it. Supply chain issues remain massive all over. Interesting that demand is high. At some point capital will flow to solve that supply problem. Microchips in cars for example, Intel will probably get into that business.

As for Covid restrictions. Have you seen the protests in France and the UK? I would expect the same here. There's no appetite to shut things down again rather than to just accept that this virus is present and live with it.

Agree with @Da_Aisijimo_Gou that there are many other factors affecting the markets. The Federal Reserve can't seem to get its act together for one.
 
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I have Fidelity and I have no had a issues with them. The customer support is great and they have great mutual funds, but their web version and app are not good IMO, which is big for me. Would you guys recommend TD Ameritrade over them?

I have Fidelity Active Trader Pro software and I've found it to be excellent for my stock charting and buying/selling purposes.
 

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I have Fidelity and I have no had a issues with them. The customer support is great and they have great mutual funds, but their web version and app are not good IMO, which is big for me. Would you guys recommend TD Ameritrade over them?
I have Fidelity Active Trader Pro software and I've found it to be excellent for my stock charting and buying/selling purposes.

My company's 401k is done through Fidelity and it's also where I do my stock trading.

Keep a separate Vanguard IRA where I put any random money which comes my way.

No complaints with either one.
 

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My company's 401k is done through Fidelity and it's also where I do my stock trading.

Keep a separate Vanguard IRA where I put any random money which comes my way.

No complaints with either one.

As we have dealt with the death of my mother in law and my father in law's dementia, I will say this: there are benefits to having almost everything all in one place. I just keep everything at Fidelity now. They haven't charged me a penny to trade in many years.
 
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As we have dealt with the death of my mother in law and my father in law's dementia, I will say this: there are benefits to having almost everything all in one place. I just keep everything at Fidelity now. They haven't charged me a penny to trade in many years.
Your child(ren) will appreciate you and your spouse's consolidated holdings, especially when reasonably held in trust name.

Zero trade fees aside, Fido, SCHW, Vanguard, IBKR, etc generate massive net income from client's trades, holdings, uninvested cash, fund op fees, asset mgmt, robo mgmt, securities lending, margin loans, retirement plan administration, etc. Cash cows. SCHW's stock performance has been sweet as honey the last year.
 

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Your child(ren) will appreciate you and your spouse's consolidated holdings, especially when reasonably held in trust name.

Zero trade fees aside, Fido, SCHW, Vanguard, IBKR, etc generate massive net income from client's trades, holdings, uninvested cash, fund op fees, asset mgmt, robo mgmt, securities lending, margin loans, retirement plan administration, etc. Cash cows. SCHW's stock performance has been sweet as honey the last year.

Along those lines, has anybody set up a brokerage account for their kids? Fidelity has a new child account for 12-17. My daughter is 18, so I tried to go through applying for a normal one yesterday with her, and it seems we need a paper application. I assume her complete lack of any credit score is the reason.

She has some money from work and HS grad gifts and other gifts over the years. I want to park it in a F500 ETF rather than a useless savings account. I will have her set up a Roth too, and possibly fund it myself to the limit of her wages. I sure wish I had invested money I had when I was much younger. 40+ years of growth, especially tax free in a Roth, is a benefit that shouldn't be passed up.
 
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Along those lines, has anybody set up a brokerage account for their kids? Fidelity has a new child account for 12-17. My daughter is 18, so I tried to go through applying for a normal one yesterday with her, and it seems we need a paper application. I assume her complete lack of any credit score is the reason.

She has some money from work and HS grad gifts and other gifts over the years. I want to park it in a F500 ETF rather than a useless savings account. I will have her set up a Roth too, and possibly fund it myself to the limit of her wages. I sure wish I had invested money I had when I was much younger. 40+ years of growth, especially tax free in a Roth, is a benefit that shouldn't be passed up.
I set up one for my 16yr old son entirely online but its a custodial account so my info too. As a 16yr old male he would impulsively cash out the second he wants something, heck I did that at 25 turning 5K inheritance from my grandfather that had become 10K+ into a car (great, fun Honda Prelude but still).
 
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