How To Use The 2023 Recession To Get Rich

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The way I see it – even though one person might think: “This is a bad time to invest…my stocks are down 30%” – a WEALTHY person would see this as an OPPORTUNITY to buy those exact same companies…for a 30% discount.

The fact is, when times are difficult – companies scale back, they fold, they conserve cash, and they play it safe – but, this opens the door for more aggressive, smaller companies to stand out and take their place.

In a way, a recession is the markets way of “Weeding out the weak,” giving opportunities to newer, smaller people and businesses to develop.

As Yahoo Finance points out, “historically, the S&P 500 has fallen an average of 29% around a recession with a median drop of 24%” – but, once stocks have found their low…the average return the following year is 40%…and, within two years…the market has increased by 58%.

In terms of what to do:

One, Scale Back On Your Expenses.
This means that you track your income, cut back on the unnecessary spending, and operate “lean” while you continue re-investing on a regular basis. It should also include a plan to outline what you would do if your income drops 20-50%, how you would make up that difference, and if you can take preventative measures – AHEAD OF TIME, to protect yourself from this happening.

Two, Hold Some Cash.
I’m a firm believer that, even though your money is statistically BEST OFF invested as soon as possible…there is the peace of mind of having a cash position, at all times, to take advantage of any opportunities that may come up.

Three, Protect your career.
This, at the end of the day, is going to be your BEST HEDGE against whatever happens…after all, your worst case scenario, financially, isn’t a market going down…it’s a market that goes down, during a time where you lose your job, and can’t afford to hold your investments long enough for them to recover. NOW is the time to IMPROVE yourself, learn new skills, double down on everything, and use that your advantage.

Generally, it’s best not to invest any money that you might need in the next 5 years…and, preferably, even longer. The best course is action – when it comes to investing – is not to do anything different, and carry on as usual. Its shown dollar cost averaging, or the practice of buying into the market at regular intervals over the long term – is the most profitable investing strategy. So, stay in the markets…and continue buying in.

If you personally can’t handle a 20% drop in prices without panicking…then, maybe, you’re invested too aggressively. For instance, if you’re completely in US tech stocks, look into adding large cap and international stocks into the mix. Or, potentially look into investing in real estate, where rents tend to be a little more stable. The more legs your portfolio has to stand on, the less likely it’ll collapse if one or two of them decline.

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  1. I’m STUCK. Bought into a triple
    Leverage ETF. With a high dollar
    Cost average. Can’t sell I’ll get whiped out. But longer I hold decay starts to eat at me.

  2. Thank you all for your testimonies, it helped me a lot, I thought it was no real, but now I will bravely testify, the strategies are excellent. Last week's trade was very good

  3. Now is the time to be hunting for deals in the market. Can't time it though; no one knows where the bottom will be, the best strategy in my opinion is to find those good deals and dollar-cost-average yourself a position until it reaches your goal spot in your portfolio.

  4. This is already an "END TIMES" of this evil and chaotic world, so be contented of what you have. Much better to prepare yourselves for eternity in heaven rather temporary things on this earth. Your wealth will not rescue you when an evil leader will control everyone except those people of God.

    Repent and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour and obey his commandments because it will give you assurance and eternal life.

    GOD so loved the world and He gave his Only Begotten Son JESUS CHRIST( to saved us). For whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.( John 3:16)

  5. The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment, You create a good future by creating a good present.The key to financial freedom and great wealth is a person's ability to convert earned income into passive income to build generational wealth

  6. I really enjoy his videos but for the love of God, I hate when he changes his voice to mimic people complaining. It’s so annoying 😢

  7. Volcker thought raising rates in 80 and the subsequent recessions would kill inflation but it took another set of rates being raised and subsequent recession of 82 to finally slay the inflation dragon. Of course history doesn’t repeat but definitely a possibility. Political pressure could inhibit the Fed from completing the job or maybe this is on purpose to inflate away the debt at our expense. Go read an article from the IMF in 2015 about unsustainable government debt and the remedy being financial repression.

  8. your pacing is so annoying. Slow down, articulate, emphasize key points. all those video cuts. this is the most unwatchable informative channel.

  9. i am extremely poor with no investments yet… im sorry yalls portfolios are doing bad but if it keeps going down into 2023 and i keep my job then i might be able to join yall in owning a home and having a safety net

  10. yeahhhhhh…..only this is teh first time in history that the market is being destroyed by those you think would wish to protect it… Welcome to the NEW WORLD ORDER and agenda 2030 the great reset

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