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Beginner's Portfolio for 2020 ๐ŸŽ„

Merry Christmas to all of you! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„

Of course, there is no market update today but I believe that you should definitely put investing more in your New Year's resolution. If you are a beginner, then today's video is for you.

Beginner's Portfolio for 2020 ๐ŸŽ„

Who's a beginner in the stock market? Someone with a fancy finance degree who has never invested in their life is a beginner, so is someone with less than a year experience investing. Today, we will look at a portfolio for a beginner defensive investor. With this portfolio, you only need to look at it once a year or maybe once a month. A defensive investor should not be looking at their portfolio every day or every week.

The portfolio we are going to build is a dynamic All-Weather portfolio. Ray Dalio has his All-Weather portfolio, which is a portfolio which is supposed to do as good as the market without all the volatility. Some people say that you should just invest in the S&P 500 $SPX500 but this is wrong as the markets crashed by 50% in 2008 and if you were retiring that year, it would have been very bad for your retirement fund. That's why you need an All-Weather portfolio and we will make ours dynamic so that you readjust it every year(or month).

What is in this portfolio?

1. 30% should be in the S&P 500 and I suggest the SPY ETF $SPY . You will have exposure to all the big American companies such as Apple $AAPL , Microsoft $MSFT , Google $GOOG , ExxonMobil $XOM .

2. 20% should be in an ETF following the Russell 2000 and I chose the IWM ETF $IWM . These are smaller companies and smaller companies usually grow faster than bigger ones but this index has more volatility.

3. 20% in an emerging markets ETF , for example, the EEM ETF $EEM which will give you exposure to Chinese, Indian, South Korean stocks such as China Mobile $CHL , Alibaba $BABA .

4. 20% in the TLT ETF $TLT which gives you exposure to long-term government bonds. The bonds are going to hedge against any stock market volatility.

5. 10% in gold $GOLD , more precisely in the GLD ETF $GLD .

I'm also doing an experiment on my research partnership ( ) where, I invest every month $150 to the dynamic All-Weather Portfolio for beginners. In May 2019, the $SPX500 entered a correction. It was an opportunity to take to invest more in stocks instead of gold or bonds. That's why I believe that the All-Weather portfolio should be dynamic so that you can take advantage of short-term market volatilities.

Of course, you don't have to readjust your portfolio every month and you can do so every year.

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