Hey, I’m Megan and I am a Data Analyst here at MyWallSt. I am originally from Charlotte, North Carolina but have been living in Dublin for the past two years. Before MyWallSt, I was playing tennis for my alma mater Appalachian State University while studying Economics.
My Investing Experience
I did not have any investing experience before joining MyWallSt and actually invested in my first stock (Nike) through the app soon after joining in 2017. I was aware of the stock market and the opportunities it held, I just didn’t know where to start and figured I could worry about it when I got older. Since joining MyWallSt, I’ve learned how time in the market is one of the most valuable things we possess!
My Investing Goal
My long-term investing goal is to be able to have a sense of security when going into retirement and to ultimately work towards having financial freedom.
My Favourite Long-Term Stock
I plan on holding onto my Nike stock for a very long time. Not only is it a company I am proud to be a big supporter of in terms of what they stand for, but it is a brand that I’ve been using/loving since childhood. That love for the brand was definitely instilled in me by my dad who has also been a big Nike fan and wearer for a long time.
My Selling Regrets
Like a lot of people, I regret selling some shares too early. I remember last year getting caught up in the string of negative headlines revolving around Tesla. I convinced myself that I would just be better off not owning it anymore because I was scared of the stock going down further.
However soon after that, our CEO Emmet said something to me that has stuck with me since: “While you can lose what you invest in a stock, the upside potential is limitless.”