Investment Strategy Part 1

Investing is like a game. However, it is not a zero sum game. It does not mean that if you win, the other party will lose. For eg. If you buy China Fishery at $0.65, and sell it at $0.70. Does that mean the buyer who bought from you is a sucker? Nope. He likes China Fishery because he thinks it can go up higher than $0.70, perhaps with a 2 year horizon. Does that mean that you should have sold it higher? Nope. This is because you may have a better investment alternative which may not appeal to other people due to lack of knowledge or awareness.

So, we understand that investing is like a game. Game usually comes with strategy. Investing isn’t any different – you need an investment strategy.

An investment strategy is basically a plan for investing your money in various types of investments that will help you meet your financial goals in a specific amount of time. These various types of investments will make up your overall portfolio. Each type of investment contains individual investments that you must choose from. A clothing store sells clothes – but those clothes consist of shirts, pants, dresses, skirts, undergarments, etc. The stock market is a type of investment, but it contains different types of stocks, which all contain different companies that you can invest in.

If you haven’t done your research, it can quickly become very confusing and overwhelming– simply because there are so many different types of investments and individual investments to choose from. This is where your strategy, combined with your risk tolerance and investment style all come into play.

If you are new to investments, work closely with a financial planner before making any investments. They will help you develop an investment strategy that will not only fall within the bounds of your risk tolerance and your investment style, but will also help you achieve your financial goals. Alternatively, you can read my blog for more information!

Never invest money without having a goal and a strategy for reaching that goal! This is essential. Nobody hands their money over to anyone without knowing what that money is being used for and when they will get it back! If you don’t have a goal, a plan, or a strategy, that is essentially what you are doing! Always start with a goal and a strategy for reaching that goal!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *