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Investing Tools & Trends for 2022

With a new year comes new outlooks for investing strategies. Financial experts are mapping out their own investing plans and strategies right now, and you’ll want to do the same. With Covid-19 still maintaining a large presence, many investors are wondering how long this bull market can last.

We cannot guarantee success, but here’s our list of tools to use and trends to watch in 2022 to help you nuture your stock portfolio and get that one step closer to financial freedom.

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Crunchbase

Crunchbase is a great place to track information about private companies and high growth startups. They offer several affordable plans, starting from as little as $29 a month. You’ll have access to all company, investor, and funding data. In addition to this, Crunchbase also offers customizable company profiles, like the one profiled here

The smallest plan will only give you access to monitor up to 1,000 companies, so if your investment strategies need more room than that, you may want to look into their Pro plan. With their Pro plan, you’ll have access to verified contact data, in which you’ll be able to directly contact the companies you wish to invest in. Also, you’ll be able to monitor up to 100,000 companies. Their Pro plan is $49 a month.

If that doesn’t seem like enough, then there is a fully customizable plan offered by Crunchbase that is targeted towards larger investment teams.

Look At The Entire Market

One of the most important trends to look out for is how the collective market is moving. If the S&P 500 is down, there’s a good chance your entire portfolio is looking quite similar. Choosing when to invest based on how the entire market is moving as a whole is a fairly sound strategy to investing.

An even more sound strategy however, is to simply buy into the S&P 500 and other indexes. There are a vast collection of Index ETFs that you can invest in today, and be confident your money will safely grow. We recommend keeping the bulk of your investment portfolio in safe investments such as these.  

Covid Markets

Something to bear in mind is that Covid-19 is still surging on, and will continue to play a large effect on the global economy. There is hope that 2022 will be the year where things return to normal, but we have heard that story too many times before. There’s a good chance the pandemic will continue to affect supply chains, trade, and the stock market. Expert investors believe the post pandemic rally has already happened for the market, and so a sharp increase in covid cases could cause a bear market.

Final Thoughts

We recommend doing your thorough research before investing your money anywhere. Crunchbase is a fantastic web service that will let you organize your investment strategies in one place, and we recommend using them if your portfolio is getting hard to track, or if you’d like to look into private companies and startups.

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