How to Protect Your 401(k) in the Event of a Market Crash

Opportunities to make up losses

While most investors are aware that having a diverse investment portfolio in terms of stocks, bonds and mutual funds is important, there are many other investments that are equally essential.

Real estate, peer-to-peer loans, and crowdfunding investments can fill the gaps that may exist because of a 401(k) loss and will help ensure robust returns.

It’s also important to take advantage of the one kind of stock that often provides a net positive return, dividend stocks. While the price of dividend-paying stocks may rise and fall with the market, the cash dividend you receive will always be a gain.

While there’s no real way to avoid market fluctuations, careful planning, and rational decision-making can limit the impact they have on your investments.

Small-cap winners galore

The big stock market winners share one common attribute: Near the beginning of the ascent of their shares, the companies offer revolutionary products or services, are market leaders in their respective industries, or both. Some big stock market winners that possessed the attributes outlined above are Netflix (NFLX), which we recommended to investors in October 2002; Intuitive Surgical (ISRG), which we bought and recommended in July 2004; Baidu.com (BIDU), which we bought and recommended in August 2006; and MercadoLibre (MELI), which we recommended to investors in October 2010. Get up-to-date small-cap stock picks from David Frazier, editor of Small-Cap Profit Confidential.
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Smarter cryptocurrency investments

The stock market crash of 2008 was the catalyst for his journey into alternatives. And interestingly, it was the impetus behind the creation of Bitcoin and the blockchain technology behind it. Keene Little wasn’t ready to risk his money yet but he was very curious, so he began charting Bitcoin’s technical patterns. What finally convinced him to dip a toe into digital currencies was seeing that they followed familiar price patterns that could be analyzed and successfully acted on. Now he shares those insights with subscribers to the Crypto Wealth Protocol.
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