Minotaur Portfolio Check-Up - Q3

Minotaur Portfolio Check-Up - Q3

At Minotaur, we value obsessive risk management, position sizing, and diversification, but in order to really understand the values and strategy that we employ, it's best to look at the stocks that we own.

If you'd like to get an alert to your phone every time I buy or sell a stock in my common portfolio, click here.

Below, we will dive into each position that we are currently in. We will analyze each position, cover where it's gone since we purchased, and tell you where we think it's going in the future. We hope you will learn a thing or two.

The Portfolio

We divide our common stock portfolio into three categories: Long term investments, short term investments, and short term trades. The way we determine which stock goes into which category is based on the time frame we are looking at and how long we plan to hold the equity. We will get into each of these separately below.

Is It Time To Buy Bitcoin?

Is It Time To Buy Bitcoin?

$20,000 seems like a lifetime ago doesn't it?

We've seen nothing but despair since Bitcoin reached $20k eight months ago, with the cryptocurrency losing 70% of its value and forcing a mass exodus out of it on its way down. Sentiment is at the worst it's been, as each rally attempt has seen quick sell-offs and there hasn't been much of a recovery.

How To Decide What Trading Style Is Right For You

How To Decide What Trading Style Is Right For You

The biggest step in deciding a trading strategy is figuring out who you are. This isn't in some Mad Men-style meditate and say "ohm" a dozen times type of way, but it is extremely important to know yourself when you approach trading and investing. Some type of questions you might want to ask yourself are:

  • Are you the type of person who has a hard time changing their mind on what they believe?

  • Does the thought of being wrong make your stomach turn?

  • Do you get emotional or second guess yourself when it comes time to make a decision?

Believe it or not, the way you answer these questions will certainly affect your success as a trader. Some personalities are more conducive to longer term holds and others are much more prepared for faster paced swing trading.

The Train Is About To Leave The Station

The Train Is About To Leave The Station

Depending on what you read and on what day you read it, you'd either think we were entering a bear market doomsday or that we have been given a gift in the form of a 10% correction that is begging to be taken advantage of. There's Trump news (when isn't there?), Syria conflict, China trade wars, you name it. There are headlines every day designed to scare you and many are so scared they refuse to add risk and trade the market. With all of this volatile rollercoaster movement, a lot of money left the market, too scared of a potential crash to stay engaged.

February saw the third highest stock outflows on record, and this trend continued in March. This means that investors are taking their money out of the market, opting to sell out of their positions and hold cash. As we noted before, money coming out of the market in this fashion makes it much more difficult for the market to crash, as there isn't enough ownership to cause a serious decline.

3 Reasons To Avoid Spotify Stock

3 Reasons To Avoid Spotify Stock

Tech IPO's have recently had a bit of a hard time getting off the ground, and this trend is sure to continue with a company like Spotify. The current valuation has Spotify coming in at about $24 billion, which is difficult to justify given the company's current financial state. Spotify is very far away from making a profit, and there are a lot of questions about the sustainability of their business.

How To Start Trading Stocks Like A Pro

How To Start Trading Stocks Like A Pro

"I want to get involved in the market. I want to learn about stocks. But where do I start? What do I even buy?"

I've gotten this question a lot, and it's the primary reason I got the idea to start Minotaur Insights in the first place. A lot of people want to get involved, they just lack the basic knowledge to get started. They think they don't have enough money, the stock market is too high, and any other excuse they've read online that convinced them to stay away from the market. 

So where do you start? The answer is different for everyone, depending on the amount they have to invest and their potential to take on risk, but I've put together an attack plan so you can hit the ground running. Let's jump right in.

Minotaur Portfolio Check-Up

Minotaur Portfolio Check-Up

For the first time ever, I am going to give you a look under the hood of what makes Minotaur tick, and give you a chance to see what makes up my common stock portfolio. At Minotaur, we value obsessive risk management, position sizing, and diversification, but in order to really understand the values and strategy that we employ, it's best to look at the stocks that we own.

The Minotaur Volatility Trading Guide

The Minotaur Volatility Trading Guide

The Dow dropped 1,175 points on Monday, marking its biggest single point decline in history. Markets across the entire country responded in kind, with the US market suffering its first 10% correction since 2015.

The Fear of Investing

The Fear of Investing

It fascinates me that there is an instrument with the potential to generate enormous wealth – where all you are required to do is put your money into it and hold over a long period of time – and over half of the entire country has no money invested in the market whatsoever.

An article recently published in the New York Times noted that despite the market recording all-time highs month after month, the majority of Americans haven't been able to benefit because they've pulled their money out of their investments. People are afraid of what they perceive to be a dangerous, elevated market, possibly because they saw what a recession could do to their life savings, or possibly just because they saw a movie or read some articles about it.