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What is a ‘Falling Knife’ in Stock Investing?


March 24, 2020

Camille Gerochi


“Never try to catch a falling knife!”

  • The term ‘falling knife’ specifies a a sharp drop, but there is no specific magnitude or duration to the drop before it constitutes a falling knife.
  • It is generally used as a caution not to buy a stock during a market drop.
  • Traders will trade on a sharp drop, but they generally want to be in a short position and will use technical indicators to time their trades.

 

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Companies That Do Well During an Infectious Pandemic

The irony of it all: Rich people are buying stocks right now, while poor people are buying toilet paper!

 

This is not investment advice. We are just sharing our opinion about the content presented on an Investopedia blog post. These companies manufacture products that tend to do well during an infectious pandemic:

  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)

    • Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) manufactures and markets personal care and tissue products under the Kleenex, Scott, WypAll, Kimtech, and KleenGuard brands.
  • The Clorox Company (CLX)

    • Oakland, California-based The Clorox Company (CLX) sells a variety of consumer staples products, including cleaning supplies, laundry care, water-filtration products, and personal-care items.
  • The Kroger Company (KR)

    • The Kroger Company (KR) operates roughly 2,700 supermarkets in which 82% of locations have in-store pharmacies.

 

Learn more about them on Investopedia

 

Dollar-Cost Averaging

Dollar-Cost Averaging (DCA) is a technique that means investing a fixed amount of money in the same stock at regular intervals over a long period of time. This is strategically a great way to invest in the long-term. As you buy more shares at a low cost, you lower your average cost per share over time. This technique is attractive to investors who are just starting to learn and invest. It’s a good way to gradually build wealth despite starting with a small investment.

 

Learn more about how to take advantage of this on Investopedia

 

How to Adapt to a Bear Market?

Bear market is when a broad range of stock market indices fall more than 20% from a previous high. If it appears that a bear market could be around the corner, get your portfolio in order – by identifying the relative risks of each holding. A balanced portfolio is your best defense (also known as a hedge) against a bear market.

 

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Definition of Capitulation

What is ‘Capitulation’ in stocks?

  • Capitulation is when investors give up any previous gains in any market by selling their positions during declining periods.
  • Many market professionals consider it to be a sign of a bottom in prices and consequently a good time to buy stocks.
  • The extent of a capitulation can only be understood after the fact.

 

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Falling Knife

 

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Authored by Harsha Moole, M.D., MBBS

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