In every bull market, you get new investors coming into the market to buy and sell stocks to earn capital gains. This can be easy in bull market. They may not win on all their trades, but generally do quite well. They think that they know about investing.
However, along comes a bear market and these new investors lose their shirts. In market corrections or bear markets, the market can plummet 20% to 50%. These new investors usually desert the stock market and often to never come back. This happens all the time.
Personally, I seldom buy a stock just for capital gains although I have done this with my throw away money that I have in the TFSA. I have a portfolio of dividend growth stocks. I know corrections and bear markets can be scary, but I also know that I am still going to collect dividends from my portfolio and my portfolio will recover because of the type of stock I own.
On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Mullen Group Ltd (TSX-MTL, OTC-MLLGF) ... learn more. Next, I will write about Canadian Utilities Ltd (TSX-CU, OTC-CDUAF) ... learn more on Friday, May 21, 2021 around 5 pm.
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