Covid-19 has thrown a wrench into stock market stability. The market has seen three corrective periods already this year – the first coming in February, and one even dipping all the way into bear territory – and it shows no real signs of boosting confidence on a major scale any time soon. But investors are a resilient bunch, and the strategies of top-notch stock pickers kick into full gear during an uncertain trading period. This is truly a buyer’s market as prices continue to threaten downward price action on a massive scale. Continue reading to find out how investors are dealing with the stock market during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Alternative investment opportunities look bright.
Many investors are turning to alternatives to shore up their portfolio stability. Seeking out Yieldstreet opportunities have become a common way to build up other revenue streams during this time of increased market uncertainty. Yieldstreet users are able to tap into investment vehicles unchained from market conditions, meaning their pricing fluctuates independently of the factors that drive market prices. The major Yieldstreet complaints, however, revolve around high net worth requirements to buy-in. But even those new to investing and with smaller overall portfolios can take advantage of some of these same streams of revenue building.
Real estate investments are always a strong return maker, especially in a market beset with speculation and uncertain sporadic price action. There are avenues to invest in real estate through the market, such as a Blackrock REIT, but it’s no substitute for the real thing. Many investors over the years have opted for physical real estate holdings to provide both a safe haven for capital to appreciate, or as a revenue generator. In addition, property for rent creates a monthly income stream that can be used to pay off the mortgage or go straight into your bank account each month like clockwork.
Alternatively, buyers often chose to divest from the market and bulk up on gold and silver holdings as a way of hedging their non-tangible assets. Both work great as a series of holdings that can be used as collateral to secure loans for other buys in the future as well.
Take care of your mental strain, too.
Investors not only have to be wary of financial strains during a time of uncertainty but also of their own mental stress. Traders are often listed among those shouldering the most stressful jobs, and during this pandemic, there is certainly no end to the stress. Many in the stock market require medication or professional therapy in order to tamp down anxiety and other specific problems like insomnia and negative thoughts. Covid-19 has exacerbated these threats to our overall mental health, but it hits hardest among professionals who must secure the futures of others as a matter of professional conduct. Doctors and nurses all over the country are fighting to keep patients alive while stockbrokers fight against an increasingly fraught market to make sure that they can live through retirement. It may not seem as great a strain as the short term danger, but the mental weight is no less daunting.
CBT therapy may be a great help for those living with the pressure to deliver amid a continually more uncertain marketplace.
Professional and personal investors are dealing with major hardships of the mind during this extended period of uncertainty. It has become difficult to trust even your own highly researched analysis when the market continues to defy prevailing logic. Seeking out professional therapy to help clear your mind may be just the thing you need to get your stress levels under control before engaging in either alternative markets or wading all in on the market’s risk.
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