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Netflix Stock Price Plummets Over 30% on Wednesday

Updated: Nov 30, 2023


Proverbs 22:7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.

If you heard mysterious loud screams of pain yesterday, don't worry. It was just the anguish felt by many investors who were over concentrated in Netflix stocks. On Wednesday, the stock fell over 30% and lost over $40 billion in market capitalization causing many analyst to change their positions and downgrade their recommendations. We can discuss what led to this plummet, but this is not the platform to do so. Here are a couple of tips you can think about to reduce your risk of this happening to your portfolio. Diversify your portfolio- Unless you are Warren Buffett and have 100 analyst working for you at all times, looking to spread out your risk may be the best option. Choosing the best stock you saw on a Facebook meme or Crypto group message may not work out too well in your favor. (You can diversify with Cryptocurrency but the same rules applies for Cryptocurrency as traditional stocks) Monitor Heavy Concentrations- With stocks, when things are good, they are really good, but when they are bad, they are really bad. Over concentration in stocks, without rebalancing, may expose you to more risk than you initially intended. By monitoring your investment quarterly, you can spot investments that may overweight a portfolio through capital gains or reinvestment of dividends. You can combat this by allocating future funds to different investments. So if the plummet of Netflix taught you anything, it should have taught you that losing 5% or even 10% over a quarter or 6 months, in a well diversified portfolio, is better than losing 30-35% overnight! One thing I learned about the market is that, it goes up, it goes down, but at some point it will go back up. Figuring out when all this will happen...that is the hard part. We can't predict the future but we can position ourselves to take advantage of the market at each point, either buying in, or holding on. And having a financial advisor to do this for you...is invaluable. If you don't know what you have in your portfolio and want a quick tool to find out. Here is an portfolio analyzer you can use: What's In My Portfolio? Simply take your statement, add your holdings, and it will help you figure out if you are over concentrated in a position. If you need additional help you can always schedule a free 30 minute consultation. Thank you for reading!


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Many Christians struggle with the seemingly conflicting views about our faith and the pursuit of financial gain. They were taught that poverty was piety and that a lack of money was the only way to truly detach themselves from the love of money. Our blog debunks some of those claims, teaches you that you can be rich and righteous, and at the same time fulfill your obligation to tithe and give to the less fortunate. We are dedicated to helping you become cheerful givers by organizing your personal finances, providing investment tips to help you create wealth, and encouraging you to create a gifting strategy that will make your family and God proud.


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A.B. Ridgeway, MBA (info@abrwealthmanagement.com) is the owner and Christian Financial Advisor with A.B. Ridgeway Wealth Management. With a decade in the finance industry, his goal is to give believers clarity around the most confusing topic in the Bible, money, and tithing. A.B. Ridgeway helps tithing Christians become cheerful givers but unlocking their money-making potential, so they can prosper and be the great stewards of the wealth God has entrusted them with.


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