Thursday, August 4, 2011

Speculator vs Investor

"People who invest make money for themselves; people who speculate make money for their brokers.”

- Jason Zweig


An investor would carry out background research to:
1. Understand the company’s business.
2. Protect from losses by buying company stock when it’s undervalued.
3. Avoid succumbing to “herd mentality” by buying into hotly-tipped stocks.
The investor would do well, look forward to the assurance of adequate returns and safety principal.


Speculators are akin to gambling which carries high risk. And if you consider the matter carefully, would you want to put your hard-earned income to such an uncertain outcome?
Normally, what they buy:
1. A whispered “hot tip” that a particular stock will soon rise in value.
2. Without doing any research on the company, its past performance, or its dividend yield.
3. Media hype on the stock.

Monday, August 1, 2011

beautiful words

Someone has written these beautiful words. Must read and try to understand the deep meaning of it.

They are like the ten commandments to follow in life all the time.

1] Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a "steering wheel" that directs the right path throughout.

2] So a Car's WINDSHIELD is so large & the Rear view Mirror is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, Look Ahead and Move on.
3] Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.
4] All things in life are temporary. If going well, enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong, don't worry, they can't last long either.
5] Old Friends are Gold! New Friends are Diamond! If you get a Diamond, don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a Base of Gold!

6] Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, "Relax, sweetheart, it's just a bend, not the end!
7] When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.
8] A blind person asked St. Anthony: "Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision!"
9] When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.
10] WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES, it takes away today's PEACE.