Markets this year have been volatile with the trade war fears between United and China looming large for the better part of 2018. The markets have corrected quite a few times this year and more recently on Oct. 10.
Despite an unpredictable global environment, the S&P 500 [SPY] has managed to gain close to 5% this year. The SPY is an index and an indicator of the broader markets. However, there are some stocks that continue to beat market returns.
Here we look at tech stocks that have outperformed markets considerably.
ServiceNow is a profitable, high growth company. Its revenue is expected to grow 34% in fiscal 2018.
Market Cap: $31.5B
Change in 2018: 36%
Total Gain in 2018: $8.5B
The stock was trading at all-time high levels last month and it rallied 20% on August 22 driven by impressive fiscal Q2 results. Shares of Pure Storage have generated impressive returns despite the recent pullback in stock price.
Market Cap: $5.2B
Total Gain: $1.5B
3. Interactive Corp.
Interactive Corp. [IAC] is an internet service company and owns over 150 brands including Tinder and Match.com. IAC has gained 60% this year.
Investment bank Jeffries called this company an “unsung hero of the internet” and expects the stock to have more upward potential. Analysts believe Tinder is still in the early stages of monetization and will be a key revenue driver for IAC.
Market Cap: $16.28B
Total Gain: $6.1B
Fossil [FOSL] is fast gaining traction in the global wearable market. The stock is up 140% this year. Fossil is looking to penetrate the smartwatch space. Total smartwatch revenue in Q1 almost doubled and accounted for 20% of total revenue, up from 8% last year.
Fossil also exited product lines and stores that were unprofitable. It, however, competes with Fitbit [FIT], Apple [AAPL], Xiaomi, Samsung, Garmin [GRMN] and Huawei in the wearable space and will need to focus on product innovation to drive market share.
Market Cap: $921M
Total Gain: $400M
1. Advanced Micro Devices
Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] continues to stun the market. This semiconductor stock is up 130% in 2018. This stock has generated mind-boggling returns of 1000% since the start of February 2016.
AMD has targeted high growth segments such as gaming and crypto mining to drive revenue. Argus analyst raised price target on AMD shares from $23 to $40, while Rosenblatt Securities also raised the target to $40 from $30.
These upgrades drove AMD’s stock higher by 8% on September 14. However, New Street Research does not see any more upside potential in the stock and expects the stock to drop to $18.
Market Cap: $23B
Total Gain: $13B
Airbnb Experiences: 5 Easy Ways To Make Extra Cash Today
Airbnb Experiences: 5 Easy Ways To Make Extra Cash Today
Airbnb is a great way to earn money by renting out your home or apartment.
However, did you know that you can also make money by offering experiences on Airbnb? Here are five easy ways to make extra cash today by creating and offering Airbnb experiences.
1. Offer a food tour
If you love food, why not share your passion with others? Create a food tour experience in your city, showcasing the best local cuisine. You can offer a walking tour or a bike tour, and include stops at local markets, restaurants, and cafes. This is a great way to meet new people and earn money at the same time.
2. Teach a skill or hobby
Do you have a skill or hobby that you’re passionate about? Share your knowledge with others by offering an experience on Airbnb. You can teach anything from photography to cooking to yoga. People are always looking for new experiences, and they’re willing to pay for them.
3. Host a cultural event
If you come from a different culture, why not share it with others? Host a cultural event, such as a traditional dance, music, or art class. This is a great way to showcase your culture and make some extra cash.
4. Offer a nature experience
If you live in a beautiful area, offer a nature experience on Airbnb. You can offer a hiking tour, a kayaking trip, or a birdwatching tour. People love to get out into nature, and they’re willing to pay for it.
5. Host a wellness retreat
If you’re passionate about wellness, why not host a retreat? You can offer yoga classes, meditation sessions, and healthy meals. This is a great way to help people relax and recharge, while earning some extra cash.
In conclusion, offering experiences on Airbnb is a great way to make some extra cash. With these five easy ideas, you can get started today.
For more ideas and tips on how to make money, check out this Airbnb guide inside our academy.
10 Tips for Making More Money with Your Airbnb Listing
If you’re an Airbnb host looking to increase your revenue, there are several strategies you can implement to make your listing more appealing to potential guests.
Here are 10 tips for making more money with your Airbnb listing:
- Set competitive pricing: Research the prices of similar listings in your area to ensure you’re offering a competitive rate. Consider lowering your prices during slow seasons or offering discounts for longer stays.
- Offer extra amenities: Providing extra amenities, such as a pool, hot tub, or complimentary breakfast, can make your listing more attractive to guests and justify a higher price.
- Invest in high-quality photos: High-quality photos of your space can make a big difference in how many bookings you receive. Consider hiring a professional photographer to capture the best aspects of your listing.
- Keep your listing up to date: Make sure your listing accurately reflects the current state of your property. Update your photos, descriptions, and amenities regularly to keep your listing relevant and appealing.
- Respond promptly to inquiries: Quick responses to guest inquiries can lead to more bookings and positive reviews. Make sure to check your messages frequently and respond as soon as possible.
- Provide excellent customer service: Going above and beyond for your guests can lead to positive reviews and repeat bookings. Make sure to communicate clearly and address any issues promptly.
- Offer local recommendations: Providing guests with recommendations for local restaurants, attractions, and activities can enhance their experience and justify a higher price for your listing.
- Allow instant bookings: Allowing guests to book instantly can make your listing more appealing to those who need to book at the last minute. However, make sure to set clear guidelines for instant bookings to avoid any issues.
- Offer discounts for repeat guests: Offering discounts to guests who have stayed with you in the past can encourage repeat bookings and increase your revenue over time.
- Keep your space clean and well-maintained: A clean and well-maintained space can lead to positive reviews and repeat bookings. Make sure to keep your space clean and address any maintenance issues promptly.
Implementing these 10 tips can help you make more money with your Airbnb listing and improve your overall hosting experience. Happy hosting!
How Big Real Estate Moguls Avoid Taxes (And How You Can, Too) 👀
I was looking around Google for an old article on tax strategies and this five-year old video of myself happened to pop up.
I’m interviewing a tax expert about how real estate investors avoid paying taxes in perpetuity—AND how everyday citizens can do the same thing.
There’s the 1031 exchange, of course, which I’ve shared with you guys before.
Just to refresh your memory, the 1031 Exchange allows you to roll over gains from your last project into a new property TAX FREE—as long as said property is worth the same or more.
But there’s ANOTHER TAX LOOPHOLE that can take your portfolio to an entirely new level by splitting your capital gains into MULTIPLE properties.
So I thought I’d share it with you guys. 💎
You can check it out here.
Let me know what you think. 😎
PS: In our next update, I’m going to break down how real estate moguls get paid from their properties…tax free. 👀
PPS: If you want to learn how to implement generational wealth strategies like this one, you can join our NYCE wealth academy (TRIBE U) here.