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In a much earlier post entitled, “The Eight Habits of Investment Literate People”, we said that investment literate people have compulsion to seek value and stick to value.
Well, this is a very important habit that needs to be internalized by anybody who seeks to be literate in investment. It is actually a discipline that becomes automatic once internalized. Continue reading
As soon as you learn how to steer away from the herd and think on your own feet, the next logical question is whether or not to join groups.
If herd mentality is such a “don’t” in investment, then where do we go from here? How should we really deal with such a situation?
What should be the kind of mentality one should have in investment? If we can’t follow the herd, whom should we follow?
The journalist I mentioned in a previous post who currently works on her masteral thesis, has posed to me the following query:
“What kind of journalism would be best for making investors out of an OFW nation?”
This post is my attempt to answer the query.
Well, making investors out of OFWs is a very tall order. It is a very, very big problem.
In fact, I should say this is the biggest problem with respect to the OFW program as regards the economic side.
After the somewhat explosive and scary issue of the last post, it is high time to pause, go philosophical once again and take a deeper look about this thing called “risk” and its opposite twin called “return”.
At this early part of the year, and given the current level of debt-induced stress that engulfs the leading economies of the world – a situation which can easily affect everybody in this highly-globalized and interdependent society – it looks advisable for us to take stock and reflect about what we really are after. What is the thing we really aim for?
We have defined early in the game that investment literacy is what this blog cares about, and I assume that is what you, my dear reader, mainly cares about, too. Otherwise, you would not have bothered reading this post right now.
In one of the earliest posts, we defined investment
It is Christmas time folks and in consonance with the season, let us sit back, relax and talk of something philosophical about Christmas and its origins.
With the controversial Manny Pacquaio win in last Sundays (or Saturday in the West) bout with his nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez still the subject of much debate, it may help to make a few jabs at the issue of sports betting and how close it can get to investment.
For this post, we pause for a while from the myriad issues of investing as I try to collect my wayward thoughts to mark this blog’s One –Year Anniversary.