Speaker 1: When we analyze the type of market that we’re in, there’s pretty much only one thing that we can say for certain. No one knows exactly what’s going to happen next. The one thing that we do know is that it will be volatile. As a lot of you guys know, I’ve dedicated a good portion of my life to learning the art of investing. And I will say this. There’s always opportunities in the markets. And that’s the reason why I’m making this video. I want to show you where I see potential opportunity for those volatile, weird market that we are in. I’ve got seven stocks that I need to show you guys now for each of these stocks. I’ve got very specific reasons for owning them. So pay careful attention. Now, I just want to say off the bat, do your own research before you purchase any of these stocks, don’t be that guy who just buys us and doesn’t even understand what they own. At the end of the day, if you do that, you will lose. Let’s kick this off. Warren Buffett, my opinion, the greatest investor of all time. However, these days, a lot of people are saying he’s lost his touch. That’s saying this is the new era of investing where times have changed and things like social media and the Internet have taken over. They think. Now, Kathy Wood is the new top investor. However, I’ll say this never right off Warren Buffett and his company, Berkshire Hathaway. Don’t forget, do your history homework. They said the same thing about Buffett and his company back in the late 90s. They said it’s the dot com era now and value investing stocks like Berkshire are not the way of the future. Then what happened? Berkshire going to be one of the biggest companies in the world. It’s now valued at over 500 billion dollars. If you want to buy a piece of this great company, its price is just under two hundred twenty dollars per share. Also, another thing to remember is that Buffett’s company thrives generally through the tougher times. You know, Buffett, he’s a more conservative investor, so maybe he hasn’t done as well as high growth investors have during this bull markets. But I think over the next 10 years, Berkshire will be in a market where they thrive.
Buffett certainly done this numerous times in the past and has value investing strategy over time beats the markets. This is a company that I rarely like over the next five, 10, 15 years time, especially with the unique economy that we’re in. You see, Upworthy is a place where businesses go to high online and people go to work online. Now, think about it. How many jobs can now be done simply through the Internet? A lot of curie’s these days. You don’t need to go to an office 9:00 to 5:00. No, you can just do it from home. And we’ve seen this especially with the lockdown and the amounts of people who can do their work simply through a computer. Now, Up Work is a company that is dramatically benefiting from this change. They’re the ones you go to if you’re looking for a job online and they get a certain cut of the revenue. This is why I could see Upworthy being a lot bigger company than it is today in the future. Apple sells for pretty much 15 dollars a share. Their market cap is one point a billion dollars. So they’re nowhere near the size of those big tech giants, but they do have the potential of being one in the future. So there’s high potential reward. Now, I’ve been studying China a fair amount recently, and you can’t deny there are fast growing country when it comes to economics and business. Ray D’Alessio, he’s noticed the exact same pattern as me. In fact, he went as far as writing an article titled The New World Order where China becomes a global superpower. Now, whether China becomes the global superpower, OK, there’s something to be debated back and forth. But nevertheless, I want a piece of China’s growth and we can all do this through owning Chinese stocks. One of my favorite stocks in China goes by the name of Alibaba. They obviously own the largest e-commerce business in China and Asia. They own Taobao and T-Mobile, which is e-commerce based directly in China. But they also own Lacerda, which dominates throughout Asia, and they own Ali Express, which is their worldwide platform. So in a way, they’re kind of like the Amazon of China. But people forget there are a lot more than this. Alibaba is rated the fifth largest artificial intelligence company.
They own, Alpay, which is kind of like China’s version of PayPal. They own yakitori, which is similar to China’s version of YouTube. Along with this, they own a bunch more. Well, we don’t have the time to mention them all. So they’re a well diversified business spread throughout China at the moment. They’re selling for two hundred seventy eight dollars per share. I bought in just under 200 dollars. But even at this current price, I still think they are by they’ve got a lot more potential for growth as China grows as a country. One of the type of companies I look for and these particular market conditions is reliable ones, stable ones, ones with strong business models, PepsiCo, I believe, fits that criteria. You see PepsiCo, they own more than just the brand Pepsi. They own multiple billion dollar brands. We’re talking the likes of Doritos, Lay’s Cheetos, Gatorade. These are big brands that PepsiCo owns that diversifies them across the food and beverage Nesh. Now, even if, let’s say, the market were to crash, people, consumers still need to eat and drink. It’s highly likely that they’re going to continue to keep buying the brands that PepsiCo owns. The stock goes for one hundred thirty five dollars per share currently. And the nice thing about them is they pay a three percent dividend yield, which, by the way, that dividend is pretty trustworthy. They’ve increased it for 48 consecutive years in a row. It didn’t matter what the stock market was doing. The next talk that I’m going to show you has a lot of potential, but it’s also risky. So the stock I’m talking about, Aslak now, Selek is a company that has developed a new form of online communication. It’s predominantly for workplace communication. And I got to say, it’s a lot better than email. Now, if you think about it, emails getting old, it’s almost 50 years old and it’s not the easiest form of communication.
Let’s be honest. Selek is looking to replace email and they’re doing a pretty good job at it. There is over 750000 companies that use slack and it’s fast growing. Paid customers in the first quarter of this year went up 100 22000, which has increased 28 percent from the previous year’s quarter. Now, the thing I’d like to say about the stock is high risk, but the potential reward is massive. You know, one of the great modern day investors last year with Polya Bertier said that he only likes to enterprise companies Xoom and Slack. So he said that in 2019, now we all know what happens is Zoome this year it’s now known worldwide and Slack also has the same potential. So Slack stock comes under the ticker symbol work and they’re not expensive at all. That’s twenty five dollars a share right now, down from the all time high of thirty five dollars. As you can see, their market cap is fourteen point five billion currently. Now their CEO thinks they have the potential to be as big as Microsoft. If they can achieve this goal, they can go up by over 100 times. That’s a lot of profits. And this is what I’m talking about when I say, you know, it’s risky, but there’s high potential reward. This is a stock that I bought a while back, and I still like it to this day, and when I say a stock, I mean an ETF, it goes under the ticker symbol Geordie’s. And basically what gold is, is it’s a trust that tracks the price of gold through owning over twenty four thousand ounces of gold in its custody. By the way, Ray Dalio, he owns the same ETF as well. Now, as I said at the start of this video, where in volatile times and there’s no question about it, one asset that I do not mind owning at all during volatile times is gold. Gold is known worldwide as a symbol of safety and a symbol of wealth. As Robert Kiyosaki said, commodities such as gold and silver have a worldwide market that transcends national borders, politics, religions and race. I personally use this investment as a way of tightening up my portfolio. If stocks crash, if things go bad, I’m still holding gold, which is known to do well when everyone’s panicking.
At the moment, you can buy into this gold trust at just over one hundred and eighty dollars per share. And as you can see, it’s done quite well during this volatile year. Stocks have gone nowhere, but God has gone up. We started with Buffett, so we’ll end with Buffett. Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is buying the stock, the Kroger company. I’ve mentioned this several times, but over the last quarter, Buffett May 22 stock moves. Only five of those were stock buys. One of those buys was Kroger stock, which is my favorite out of the five that he’s buying, not Kroger. It’s the largest supermarket in the United States, at least in terms of revenue. Now, this boy, I would consider a reasonably safe one in this current market because people still need food, even in a recession. Price wise, it’s not so bad. Currently selling for 32 dollars a share, Buffett bought at the time when it was selling for around that 30 dollar mark as well. They pay a nice dividend, two point two percent, and their PE ratio is a lot lower than most stocks in this market. It’s only twelve point three. So I’m sure I’m going to get a lot of people asking me. Cooper, so volatile on the stock market right now. I’m very wary on buying any stocks. And there’s nothing overly wrong with that approach except if you end up waiting for a market crash and for the volatility to stop, you might be waiting five or 10 years.
This is why I think a good approach is to tactically pick a few stocks that offer value like Buffett is doing, because you have to remember that there’s always opportunity in every market.