“Invest during a pandemic? Are you crazy?”
That’s a reasonable question. Why would anyone want to invest in a volatile market and in the midst of economic uncertainty?
But recessions create opportunities. Yes, it’s terrible that millions have lost jobs and suffered huge portfolio losses, but the unfortunate reality is recessions happen. Like it or not, this is our current situation. By looking at the market and asking “what opportunities can I find?,” we contribute to the recovery.
We contribute to the recovery in all types of investments: stocks, real estate, side hustles.
When we buy stocks, we infuse capital into companies that we believe in and/or into the market as a whole.
When we buy, renovate and rent properties, we create jobs for contractors, agents and property managers and we offer our tenants a safe, comfortable and well-maintained home.
When we start a side hustle, we build products or services that thrill our clients and create jobs for our team.
When we invest, we participate in the recovery. Recessions are an unfortunate fact of life, but they carry a silver lining. And for newbie investors in particular, recessions can open the door.
Unfortunately, during times of uncertainty, many people surrender to their fear of investing. They sit in cash until it’s too late.