I Almost Lost Over 1 Million Dollars

Investment Strategies
I almost lost over one million dollars. Thankfully, I avoided a potential huge mistake thanks to my comprehensive investing due diligence. Learn lessons about dividend stock investing and real estate investing that give me confidence and conviction. Learn why due diligence is so important for long-term investors.
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Timestamps:
0:00 Introduction
1:47 SEGMENT 1: UTZ BRANDS INC (UTZ) DIVIDEND STOCK ANALYSIS
1:53 This dividend stock is tanking because of poor earnings (impacted largely by high input costs / inflation).
2:19 UTZ Earnings Analysis
3:32 Utz Brands Inc lowered their outlook for fiscal 2021 for their adjusted earnings per share ($0.55-$0.60 for 2021).
4:33 UTZ: I Bought More Shares Today
4:47 Important: I am down 17.79% on my UTZ investment so far.
5:16 GAAP earnings can be misleading due to depreciation from recent acquisitions.
5:58 Stock Chart Analysis: Microsoft (MSFT) chart clearly shows why strong research and then conviction matters with long-term investing.
6:52 I believe in UTZ (for me) because I did the research. I can wait, just like Microsoft shareholders waited!
7:29 THE LESSON: DO YOUR RESEARCH, READ THE FINE PRINT
8:15 Key Disclaimer: What’s right for me, may not be right for you. Do your own research.
8:23 I diversify in case I mistake a mistakes. All investors are wrong from time-to-time.
9:23 SEGMENT 2: HOW I ALMOST LOST OVER $1 MILLION IN REAL ESTATE
10:32 Story 1: Our due diligence surfaced a methane gas issue!
11:47 Key Takeaways: Even communities marketed as nature preserves can have environmental and health issues!
12:50 Story 2: We almost purchased a lot (for a new home) near a landfill, even though people told us there was no landfill anywhere nearby.
14:30 Key Takeaway: Don’t get emotional with any financial transaction.
15:50 Deal Breaker after reading 100s of pages of documents (at the end of CC&Rs).
18:08 HUGE TAKEAWAY: You cannot trust what people tell you. You have to read the fine print!
19:19 SEGMENT 3: KEY LESSONS FROM OUR EXPERIENCE (LESSONS FOR INVESTORS)
19:25 Lesson: Recognize your level of knowledge. Don’t overestimate your understanding. Remain humble.
20:05 Real Estate Lesson: Ask the older generations.
21:34 Lesson: I just assume there is a deal-breaker.
21:51 Lesson: Hire a Realtor.
22:10 Lesson: Be ready to spend money on research.
22:49 Segment 3a: Unique Challenges Buying A New Home
23:06 There are more unknowns with a new home (or a new dividend stock). Proceed with caution.
24:20 Don’t trust anyone! Make sure to perform your own due diligence.
24:39 The good land is gone!
25:42 A new home can be a competitive advantage (if you have time on your side and are able to wait for it to be built.)
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26:57 Segment 3c: Important Items To Investigate (For Home Buyers)
28:30 Silver Lining: I learned about landfills and I want to consume less.
29:43 Search the Public Records: Look at the developer agreements and the conditions of approval. Call your county records department.
31:43 Segment 3d: The Grass Is Not Always Greener
33:24 Move Slowly!
36:30 Key Point: There are always more opportunities.
37:19 DISCLOSURE AND DISCLAIMER

Here’s my original Utz Brands Inc. video analysis: https://youtu.be/PVlxicvz8kQ

DISCLOSURE: I am long Utz Brands Inc. (UTZ) and Coinbase (COIN). I own these stocks in my personal stock portfolio.

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