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Market Trading Strategies in 2022
Wayne Klump, the owner and creator of Sleep Well Investing, discusses the top trading strategies to complement the current market environment in a new episode of the Early Bird podcast.
Current Market: Excessively low rates, the slowing of quantitative easing, and some contraction in profitability are among the leading trends in today’s market, according to Klump.
Optional: What are some options strategies that might work in today’s market? As one idea, Klump suggests long volatility while being market neutral.
Defense: Klump also says that it is important to have a defensive portfolio that adjusts allocations. In 2022, this might include alternative investments.
Final Thoughts: How should retail investors measure risk in today’s market? Find out by listening to a discussion with Klump in the newest episode of the Early Bird podcast.
Notable Earnings Today: Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), J.B. Hunt Transport Services (Nasdaq: JBHT), Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW), Progress Software (Nasdaq: PRGS), Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE: BK), Concentrix (Nasdaq: CNXC), Interactive Brokers (Nasdaq: IBKR), Mercantile Bank (Nasdaq: MBWM), Pinnacle Financial Partners (Nasdaq: PNFP), PNC Financial Services (NYSE: PNC), Signature Bank (Nasdaq: SBNY), Truist Financial (NYSE: TFC), United Community Banks (Nasdaq: UCBI), Fulton Financial (Nasdaq: FULT), Hancock Whitney (Nasdaq: HWC), Silvergate (NYSE: SI).
Notable IPOs Today: Integrated Wellness Acquisition Corp (NYSE: WEL), Jupiter Neurosciences, Inc. Common Stock (Nasdaq: JUNS), Alpha Star Acquisition Corporation Ordinary Shares (Nasdaq: ALSA), Technology & Telecommunication Acquisition Corporation Unit (Nasdaq: TETEU), Yoshitsu Co., Ltd American Depositary Shares (Nasdaq: TKLF).
Notable Equity Crowdfunding Campaigns Ending Today: Rumble Motors (StartEngine), JelikaLite (StartEngine).
Notable Economic Events Today: NY Empire State Manufacturing Index (8:30 a.m. ET), NAHB Housing Market Index (10:00 a.m. ET), API Weekly Crude Oil Stock (4:30 p.m. ET).
Unilever Wants to Buy GlaxoSmithKline's Consumer Healthcare Business
GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) revealed over the weekend that it recently received three offers from Unilever (NYSE: UL) to buy its consumer healthcare business.
Details: GlaxoSmithKline rejected all three proposals on the basis that they fundamentally undervalued its consumer healthcare business, according to a statement from the company.
Quote: “Consumer Health is a highly complementary category for Unilever, with good potential for synergies and a number of routes to build scale” - Unilever said in a company statement on Monday.
Numbers: Shares of Unilever are down 8.57% in the past year and the company is trying to recover. Meanwhile, shares GlaxoSmithKline are up 17.89% during that same time. Keep an eye on both stocks on Tuesday.
Final Thoughts: While Unilever still wants to buy GlaxoSmithKline's consumer healthcare business, the company is facing backlash from top investors who are not supportive of the acquisition, according to The Financial Times on Monday.
When Crypto Meets Real Estate
Some cryptocurrency products allow investors to tap into real estate, creating an interesting opportunity.
Being Realt: Realt is a platform for investing in tokenized real estate. The tool allows investors to buy into fractional, tokenized properties through Ethereum.
In It: Intelly is another platform that fractionalizes real estate. Projects on the platform allow users to invest via an INTl token.
The Best of the Rest: There are also other real estate coins, such as Propy, LAToken, and ELYSIA.
Final Thoughts: While having the blockchain involved in the real estate market seems like a nice idea for investors, there are some risks. This includes hackers, no collateral, and dealing with administrators who lack real estate expertise.
Trends to Watch
Pending Crisis: Major U.S. airlines warn 5G could ground some planes, wreak havoc (Reuters)
Smart Money: Day Traders as ‘Dumb Money’? The Pros Are Now Paying Attention (The Wall Street Journal)
No Exit: Crypto.com Suspends Withdrawals Following 'Unauthorized Activity' (CoinDesk)
Brace for It: Bitcoin's slump could be the start of a 'crypto winter' that sees prices crash, UBS says. Here are three reasons why. (Markets Insider)
Sold: Atlantia wins €950m bid to acquire Siemens’ traffic lights division (The Financial Times)
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