How would you invest $25k in the current market?

Associate 1 in IB-M&A

Given Corona hitting market values hard, where would you look to put in around $25k of cash? I was thinking ViacomCBS because they seem to have been getting hit way too hard proportionally, but looking at what others are doing.

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  • Investment Manager in AM - Equities
Apr 1, 2020

Voo

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Apr 1, 2020

I would pick up indexes unless you're an experienced pub co. lover. I broke my own rule and bought some Berky + OakTree though.

Apr 1, 2020

Market index of your choice, potentially ~$1k in a single stock if you have a true investment thesis on it

ViacomCBS was struggling before corona, and it's in a dying and crowded industry. There are more financially sound companies out there also trading pretty low

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  • Incoming Analyst in IB - Ind
Apr 1, 2020

Second passing on VIAC - stocked tanked as a result of Q4 2019 earnings miss and kept going down then got hit like the rest of the market.

Apr 1, 2020
Incoming Analyst in IB - Ind:

Second passing on VIAC - stocked tanked as a result of Q4 2019 earnings miss and kept going down then got hit like the rest of the market.

Crowded market for sure - but if you strip the thing down and literally just license out their owned content, its worth more than an $8B company.

Plus their ad supported OTT Network Pluto.Tv has more than increased its audience by 250% during this crises. They may be the #1 leader in ad supported OTT right now.

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Apr 1, 2020

VFH

Apr 1, 2020

puts on everything

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Apr 1, 2020

Assuming I'll hold for atleast 3-5 years, my risk allocation would look something like this:

35% US equities (VTI)
20% 20y+ treasuries (TLT)
20% TIPS (VTIP)
15% Gold (GLD)
10% Commodity trend following

I would usually have more in treasuries and equities, and less in commodities and TIPS...but I'm not confident those will still deliver with rates at this level and what I believe to be an inflationary future once this blows over.

Apr 1, 2020

Long-horizon strat: 45% VTSAX 25% VIMAX 30% VSMAX. This gets approximately equal exposure to small, mid, and large cap blends while minimizing expense ratios. But I'm starting to consider a lower weight on small caps in favor of mids

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Apr 1, 2020

Mid 20s - early 30s demographic:

Before S&P500 hits 1800: 50% SHV; 50% CLTL
After S&P500 dips below 1800: 50% S&P ETF; 30% short term treasury ETFs; 20% SHV/CLTL

Apr 2, 2020

Can you eli5 the purpose of SHV & CLTL, why not buy puts till it hits 1800?

Apr 2, 2020

Vol is too expensive to buy right now

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Apr 2, 2020

You really think SPY will go below 1800? Not to say it won't, but what's your reasoning?

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Apr 2, 2020

  • Intern in Other
Apr 3, 2020

whynot just hold cash instead of SHV or CLTL

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Apr 1, 2020

Amazon, google, lulu, fb, apple, tesla, SPY, mcdonalds, microsoft, zoom, boeing, disney, beyond meat, starbucks, southwest, pfizer, delta, EPR, virgin galactic, american airlines, one of the cruise ship co., oil, plug power = diverse and promising

Funniest
Apr 2, 2020

This is like a who's who of BECKY and standard bro fund manager

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  • Intern in IB - Ind
Apr 2, 2020

Buying a lot of oil companies, between $1 billion and $10 billion market cap, I bought a lot of OXY stock. There are a lot of small to mid cap oil producers that have enough cash to keep going for a few quarters without running into too much trouble.

Apr 2, 2020

??????

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Apr 2, 2020

I bought a lot of oil stocks; small to mid cap. Not actual companies; my bad.

Apr 2, 2020

Same. Lots of upside in oil prices right now with a potential production cut and a pick up in demand from a recovery from coronavirus.

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Apr 2, 2020

Oil can only go up from here, I mean how much can it really drop? Even if they can't cut back barrel production that much.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - CB
Apr 2, 2020

I'd shove it all into the single B tranche of a CLO for 70 cents on the dollar

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Apr 2, 2020

buy 1 month options for something you did your research on

Apr 2, 2020

Short Energy
Long Oil Tankers
Long IG Bonds
Ignore the vol

Apr 2, 2020

TQQQ

Apr 2, 2020

Oil and Airline stocks. Delta and Southwest are the best positioned airlines.

Or just buy the S&P.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 3, 2020

3x S&P ETF of your choice

Apr 3, 2020

I would buy some BA now and wait for the REITs to tank further more and then go in

Apr 3, 2020
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