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Mortgage Note Investing Tips
With mortgage note investing, you are acting like a bank, says Mortgage Note Investments Founder Chris Seveney in a new episode of the Early Bird Podcast.
Pros and Cons: Seveney says that the benefits of mortgage notes include controlling an asset that is backed by a secured investment. However, there are also risks, including compliance issues.
2022 Focus: Mortgage note investments are not correlated to the stock market and allow you to diversify your portfolio, according to Seveney. This is good news for investors concerned about a lackluster market in 2022.
Getting Started: Investors new to mortgage notes should get educated and spend months researching the industry, according to Seveney.
Final Thoughts: Seveney shares his tips for new investors in mortgage notes, so listen to the new episode of the Early Bird Podcast.
Notable Earnings Today: Caesars Entertainment (Nasdaq: CZR), Home Depot (NYSE: HD), Teladoc Health (NYSE: TDOC), Macy's (NYSE: M), Virgin Galactic Holdings (NYSE: SPCE), Medtronic (NYSE: MDT), MercadoLibre (Nasdaq: MELI), Krispy Kreme (Nasdaq: DNUT), Palo Alto Networks (Nasdaq: PANW), Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (Nasdaq: CBRL), Diamondback Energy (Nasdaq: FANG), Louisiana-Pacific (NYSE: LPX), Mosaic (NYSE: MOS), TransUnion (NYSE: TRU), Transocean (NYSE: RIG), Tempur Sealy International (NYSE: TPX), Realty Income (NYSE: O), Crestwood (NYSE: CEQP), Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A), AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE: AU), Cadence Design Systems (Nasdaq: CDNS), FCenterPoint Energy (NYSE: CNP), CVR Energy (NYSE: CVI), Exact Sciences (Nasdaq: EXAS), Expeditors International of Washington (Nasdaq: EXPD), Fluor (NYSE: FLR), Halozyme Therapeutics (Nasdaq: HALO), Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE: HR), Hecla Mining (NYSE: HL), Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS), Nexstar Media Group (NXST), Nu Holdings (NYSE: NU), Public Storage (NYSE: PSA), Rackspace Technology (Nasdaq: RXT), Radian Group (NYSE: RDN), Range Resources (NYSE: RRC), RingCentral (NYSE: RNG), Texas Roadhouse (Nasdaq: TXRH), Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL).
Notable IPOs Today: Aetherium Acquisition Corp. Class A Common Stock (Nasdaq: GMFI), Transphorm, Inc. Common Stock (Nasdaq: TGAN).
Notable Equity Crowdfunding Campaigns Ending Today: PVpallet (StartEngine), College Coaching Network (StartEngine), Cortex (Republic), Pacific Integrated Energy (StartEngine), Varsity Hype (Republic).
Notable Economic Events Today: S&P Case-Shiller home price index (9:00 a.m. ET), Manufacturing PMI (9:45 a.m. ET), Services PMI (9:45 a.m. ET), CB Consumer Confidence (10:00 a.m. ET).
Exxon Strikes Union Deal With Texas Oil Refinery Workers
Union workers at a Texas oil refinery ratified a contract offer from Exxon Mobile (NYSE: XOM) on Monday, according to Reuters.
Background: Those union workers have been locked out of the Exxon refinery in Texas for nearly 10 months due to a contract dispute.
Numbers: Unlike most other stocks, shares of Exxon have been hot so far in 2022. This year, the stock is up 21%.
Final Thoughts: Rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine have recently hurt oil stocks such as Exxon. The stock is down nearly 3% in the past week. If the conflict in Europe escalates, that could be bad for oil stocks.
SafeMoon History and Background
SafeMoon has grown to become one of the most well-known cryptocurrency tokens on the market today.
Birth: SafeMoon was only created less than a year ago in March 2021. It was established on the Binance Smart Chain.
Endorsements: Since its inception, several celebrities have endorsed SafeMoon. This includes musician Nick Carter and YouTuber Logan Paul.
Final Thoughts: With the price of SafeMoon soaring in the past year, investors have turned to it as an alternative investment in a volatile market. It also helps that SafeMoon has been rolling out new versions in the past year.
Trends to Watch
Pricey: 'Growth' stocks still not cheap, cautions JPMorgan (Reuters)
Kind of a Pig Deal: Billionaire Carl Icahn targets McDonald's over pig welfare (CNN)
Speaking Out: Dogecoin Creator Complains About Community Community Proposals (Benzinga)
Nowhere to Hide: Exodus From Bond Funds Is Mitigating the Stock Market’s Swoon (The Wall Street Journal)
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