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7 Investments To Avoid In 2022



  • I read many lists on Seeking Alpha about where to put your money in 2022.
  • Not losing money with your investments is almost as important as making money.
  • In this article, I will present my views on where NOT to invest in 2022.

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As is almost a yearly tradition, many Seeking Alpha authors dutifully presented their lists of stocks for 2022. Growth stocks, dividend stocks, REITs, you can find a list of your interests on about any topic. In this article, I will present my

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I am a private investor from the Netherlands in my mid thirties. I have a very long term view and with my own investments I focus on an awkward combination of stable, dividend-paying investments, cryptocurrency, and growth. My favorite holding period is forever, but I am looking for interesting opportunities which might or might not become a success as well. I am writing for Seeking Alpha because I like to share my insights and enjoy the interaction about investing ideas. My writing is mostly about stocks I own, and others I am interested in.I try to approach every possible investment with a great deal of common sense. Every investment has bulls and bears, and I am always searching for a balanced view, which includes aspects of both. I also try to write balanced articles which provide new insights.On the picture you can see my cat, who sadly died a couple of years ago. I like to think that my investing mimics his behavior: most of the time not doing a lot, finding the best places to lie down (enjoying solid dividend-paying investments). But sometimes for a brief period of time he can become very agile and active, just like what I should do when I notice great investing opportunities (though I'm skeptical about market timing).

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Comments (91)

I think you're off by about a 1000 on the tesla market cap.
The Devil Made Me Do it profile picture
why not get some yield and capital appreciation on CVX or XOM, both 4-5+%. Or how about some BDCs like ARCC, AINV, FSK all 7+%. Then some MLPs like ARLP (probably raising dividend soon), EPD, MMP to name a few. An I bond's 7% is good for 1 quarter and then it will change. Probably still will be way better than a savings account, but a lot of hassle for a few hundred dollars. Just my thoughts and some of my holdings.
jara-mill profile picture
@The Devil Made Me Do it - "An I bond's 7% is good for 1 quarter and then it will change. Probably still will be way better than a savings account, but a lot of hassle for a few hundred dollars. "

Another poster has mentioned this, and I am looking into the Individual Series I-Savings Bonds.
TJ Burke profile picture
You didn't mention bonds.
I believe you should’ve. Aside from that I agree with your list.
Patrick Consorti profile picture
You say Tesla had a valuation of $1 Billion ?
@Patrick Consorti the author is from Europe so 1 billion equals the American 1 trillion.
I agree with most of these. Though the article presents a shallow analysis of Tesla, and shallow analysis has over the years not been helpful with Tesla. The non-Tesla EV stocks are indeed something to avoid, I believe.

I would add recent IPOs to the list. Anything that IPO’d in the past 18 months, or anything born from a SPAC, should probably be avoided.
"#4 (Some) office REITs"

You mention no names. Couldn't one put (Some) in front of every REIT type, CEF, BDC, etc, and consider it covering your bases? Names would sure help.

While I have a full position in FB and am holding, I think it is one of the reasonably priced growth stocks out there.
birder profile picture
Well, with equity prices so inflated I personally think cash is not all that bad a holding. So inflation eats 6%. That is a heck of a lot better than a bear market eating 20%. Of course, we have our wonderful government that caused that 6% inflation and the wonderful Fed that instituted 0% interest rates. The main thing we have to fear is the government itself.
Trader of Orange profile picture
It's great to know what NOT to do, but what do we DO with our cash?
@Trader of Orange buy apple. at this rate apple will be bigger than the US
thirdcamper profile picture
@Trader of Orange Put it in unmarked bills, seal it in a ziplock bag, put it in a jar, bury it in the back yard, and give the kids a treasure map a year from now and see if they can find it.
Trader of Orange profile picture
@thirdcamper Yeah, a great way for my kids to understand the concept of inflation ;-)
Bold Investments profile picture
You forgot LMND
thirdcamper profile picture
Good column. The only one I stopped short at was the advice against cash. Yes, inflation is an issue, but the stock market is so overvalued a major correction is near-certain. Some cash is advisable to take advantage of that moment.
@thirdcamper Buy a decentralized stablecoin and start earning 8-12% APY interest lending. Amen.
@thirdcamper US dollars should definitely not be avoided. Dollars are an essential part of any portfolio, as they allow you to buy stocks on a dip/crash. The only question is how much cash to hold.

I always to keep a little cash in investment accounts, often around 5-12% of the account.
thirdcamper profile picture
@arnold.bird I'm at 10% right now.
palantir is a young microsoft - ignore it and regret it for the rest of your miserable life
@TheWallStreetKid Palantir’s business doesn’t even vaguely resemble Microsoft’s current or past businesses.
Eileen Dover profile picture
Sold out of many holdings at good profits and holding much dry powder looking for new investments not overpriced. It is difficult but I can wait if necessary until the coming downhill market (maybe slowly) fall.
E.D. Hart profile picture
My two cents: Peloton
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I think the title of this article could easily be "How to make money in 2022"
Buy bitcoin and ethereum period.
Long PLTR!

Author says this year might not be great for PLTR. But, my shares are in IRA’s.

I think in 2032 the value of those shares will be at least 5x’s greater than they are presently.
adriano321 profile picture
Meta is scary for many reasons, not least of which is how a narcissistic, millennial billionaire who likes to invest in "election outcomes" might use this diabolical tool.
jara-mill profile picture
@adriano321 - Election's over bro'
adriano321 profile picture
@jaramill. Zuck isn't planning to cease and decist on his speech suppression and electioneering efforts bro.
jara-mill profile picture
@adriano321 - Facebook is a PRIVATE company logically even though it's a publicly traded company.

So if you want to post things, gotta follow Meta's guidelines. If not you're booted. Simple as that. You're free to go elsewhere (Parlor, 4chan, 8chan, Discord, etc...)
So if one is not to hold cash, where does one put emergency cash ,if holding a year or two of living expenses?
jara-mill profile picture
@rocketjs - Oh that's totally separate. Emergency Savings is CASH only. At least for me.
@jaramill keep at least a year liquid
Sergey Ivanov profile picture
Just LOL... all I can say.
Larry Hall profile picture
Poor call in Tesla, no thanks.
@Larry Hall poor call in calling that “poor call”…time is always the ultimate judge & jury and hindsight is often a real b*tch, or so I’ve learned…
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