The term “market crash” has been used very loosely, especially on social media, YouTube and blog space to attract more attention.
I personally think that what we are going through now and will continue to go through is a deep market correction and not a market crash.
The tech stocks and chip companies are falling hard because they have more than doubled since 2020, all thanks to the pandemic and people staying at home, and demand for digital products and services rising exponentially.
The speculative stocks and stocks of companies that are not making profits or not having cash reserves aka the growth stocks are also declining and it makes sense because they have been inflated in the past year through a huge inflow of stimulus money into the market together with all the speculation going around to make their share prices go higher.
So, this correction is bringing everyone back to the level where they are supposed to be. In value investing, this level is also known as their intrinsic value.
A market crash usually happens unexpectedly where there is a major event that triggers a rapid and extreme selloff, such as the collapse of Lehman’s Brothers, where S&P 500 fell more than 20% in a short period.
If we have the time to prepare for a crash, way in advance, then it will not be a crash eventually. Also, the Federal Reserves will not want to be held responsible for a market crash, especially midterm election is happening this year (2022).
Imagine the great sufferings of the people losing their savings or jobs when a crash happens and the economy goes into recession, no government would want to be remembered in history as the infamous one who cause that.
However, I do believe that once this round of correction is over, the market will stay sideways for the most periods because of the lack of free money flowing into the market through the Federal Reserves’ money printing machine. With interest rates set to rise, investors may choose companies who are able to raise the prices of their products/ services and continue to sustain their profits over the quarters.
My strategy would be to invest in fundamentally strong companies with huge cash reserves and have strong moat and pricing powers. I will leverage on selling covered calls and cash-secured puts to earn a consistent monthly income when the market trades sideways.
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