What if I wrote about my stock investing adventures once a week?

Stock Market Investing

For the last thirteen years I’ve been writing almost exclusively about domain names. There’s a good reason for that, the vast majority of my investment focus is domains, and given how well domain investing has treated me, I don’t see that changing anytime soon.

Friends and family always try to convince me to buy a house or investment property but that’s never been very attractive to me, I just prefer digital investments.

I started investing in the stock market when I was thirteen years old. Believe it or not, back then I ran one of the first web design companies in the Bay Area. Yes, I’m old, so back when I was thirteen web design wasn’t really a thing. In fact, part of our job was convincing companies that “The Internet” was actually here to stay and not just a fad.

As I made money building websites I started investing in stocks and I think this started my lifelong passion for investing. While my core investment focus is domain names I also invest in startups as an angel investor and traditional stocks, most of which are tech-related since that’s what I know.

This year has been a stellar year for my stock portfolio and I’ve had fun taking a bit more time to research and throw a bit more money into the market. My portfolio is up 62.91% over the last three months and I’m getting ready to take a deeper dive into a few new investments over the coming weeks that I’m pretty excited about.

So I was thinking, what if I wrote a post, just one post, once a week about stocks. Maybe call it something fun like Stock Market Saturday? Don’t worry, every weekday would still be laser-focused on domains, I know it’s not a good idea to stray too far from what my audience has been reading for over a decade.

What do you think? Interesting idea or would that just mean you’d skip my blog on Saturday?

{ 14 comments… add one }

  • Brad Mugford August 1, 2020, 6:31 pm

    Everyone looks like a genius when a massive asset bubble is forming, and valuations are way out of line with reality because of massive stimulus and the fed pouring in trillions to prop the stock market up.


    • Mark Thorpe August 2, 2020, 11:41 am

      Just like everyone was a domain genius with new GTLD and CHIP domains.
      .COM AM radio?? CHIP domain what? Lol

    • Morgan August 3, 2020, 4:11 pm

      Very true – that’s why I think it would be interesting to write about it once a week as a regular series so I can track how things change when things are good, bad, and everything in between. I’ve been investing in the stock market for over 20 years and it’s been super interesting to see how different market conditions change over time!

      But I agree, if I just wrote the series for a few weeks this year when the market is at an all time high that would be pretty silly!

  • Dk August 1, 2020, 7:26 pm

    That would be awesome Morgan! I do stocks as well, and i am sure a lot of domain investors do too. Your take would be greatly appreciated.

  • Mark August 1, 2020, 7:47 pm

    Hi Morgan. Sure, I would be curious what your thoughts are these days. I would say that when more balance hits the market, it may not be a fun topic to write about.

  • rb August 1, 2020, 8:42 pm

    The general stock market has had a phenomenal run, partly Fed supported especially lately, but imo the party will soon be over. Interest rates near zero forecast at least two more years, record govt and private debt, govt money printing, bankruptcies starting, govt support cheques about to end (or will require more debt/money printing to continue), bonds yields are nothing, and possible inflation coming. Covid made this happen quicker but it was on this track anyway. Recency bias of past 20 yrs makes people think buy the dip always works, but check history for periods where market stays flat for years. Gold silver, and stocks of precious metal miners will outperform over next years, uranium miners also looking good. Commodity prices are heading up. Pull all the Fed support that markets have been enjoying and watch what happens. Fiat currencies have always failed in the end and history keeps repeating. Sorry for doom and gloom but that’s the point many see we are at, at least have some exposure to gold silver related investments to insure yourself. Already look how gold silver have performed in past year, it’s just the start.

    • BullS August 1, 2020, 11:40 pm

      I need to sell my bars of gold…it is at 3K$ an oz.
      Lots of Asians esp India, Thailand are selling their gold necklaces.

      • rb August 2, 2020, 12:07 pm

        Gold is just under $2000 US an oz now, some say going to $3000, $5000, even higher over next few yrs.

        Silver at around $24 US an oz now, some say heading to $30, $50 and higher.

        Barrrick Gold company mines 5 million gold oz per yr, when gold goes up $10 that’s $50 million straight to bottom line. If $100 up, that’s $500 million to bottom line, etc. Miners get extreme torque in earnings as metal prices rise.

        • rb August 2, 2020, 12:09 pm

          You will see 5x, 10x, 50x plus in mining companies share prices in yrs ahead, especially smaller and growing mining companies.

    • BullS August 2, 2020, 12:20 pm

      @RB…so with the doom and gloom you have in your mind, where are you going to put the money?
      in the pillow?

  • BullS August 1, 2020, 11:38 pm

    Yea , I bought Microsoft at $21, HomeDepot at $35,Starbucks at $23 and Tesla at $150
    Bought Amazon at $2k. Bought Fidelity Low Price stock at $7
    Yea, please post your stock investment and your analysis.
    I want to know!!!

  • Keith DeBoer August 2, 2020, 2:43 pm

    Do it!!

  • Cate Colgan August 2, 2020, 2:51 pm

    Yes, I would enjoy. You always do great research and that’s one of the reasons I follow you Morgan 🤗 I’ve invested in/owned some good stocks along the way and always open to hearing smart/younger folks takes 😎

  • Morgan August 3, 2020, 4:13 pm

    Great feedback everyone, sounds like there’s enough interest to make this a regular thing, looking forward to it!


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