“Active” is the way to go. I am a big believer and advocate for active portfolio management.
This style of investing, often defined as “the process of managing an investment portfolio with the main goal of outperforming the underlying benchmark”, in my view is one of the sure-fire ways to attain exponential (asset/wealth) growth.
Most active portfolio managers seek to outperform the S&P 500: An index that tracks the broader U.S stock market.
Opportunity can sometimes arise as a consequence of calamity. Every changing of the guard, every (major) disruption to the regular order of things can provide a unique chance to capitalize on a trend (or two).
Investors today, as a result of the rise of cryptocurrencies, social media-powered investing, low-interest rates, and access to liquidity, have numerous paths to wealth creation.
One can, in these times of ample liquidity, and “$0 stock trades”, (inexpensively) helm a vast collection of quality investment assets.
As Retail Investors, we have come to reject the old adage of simply investing in indexed funds, holding them, and reaping whatever rewards the market hands us by the end of a year, three years, or five years.
Investors today have access to the same research and trading tools, previously only attainable by deep-pocketed hedge funds and other institutional players.
If the Wallstreetbets crowd has taught us one thing over the past year, it is that one should never underestimate the power held by a group of passionate, committed everyday folks.
We have learned to remain vigilant and diligent. ready to pounce on any and every (potentially) market-beating opportunity we can find. We must all learn to tap into our inner “Active” investor.