“The KEY to Wealth, Prosperity and Abundance is to Give”~ Paul Agliata
When you ask for more of something it comes from a place of lack. When you give it comes from a place of more than enough. Like knows like and so more becomes more.
“If you want to have a better performance than the crowd, you must do things differently from the crowd.”~John Templeton
Everybody longs to attain a higher return than the average investor, but many investors seem to listen more to the news and professional analysts opinions on a stock than to do their own research. If you want to attain the results the financial analyst dictate, follow them, but if you want to attain incredible returns, you must find value where others have left for death.
“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." ~ Warren Buffet
“Invest at the point of maximum pessimism."~John Templeton
Bear markets sentiment always bottom at some point and this creates a perfect entry to buy a stock at the cheapest price possible, in other words' “The Stock is for Sale!”. If you want to attain incredible returns in the stock market, you must find value on oversold stocks. The first rule of investment is “Buy Low and Sell High”, but many people fear to buy low, because of the fear of the stock dropping even lower, then you may ask “When is the time to buy low?” The answer is: When there is maximum pessimism.
“You can wish upon a star and hope it will come true, or you can be the star of your wish as it was meant for you to do”~ Paul Agliata
The four most dangerous words in investing are ‘This time it’s different."~John Templeton
This is a good one and a hard teaching to master. Investors often play the market psychologically, when they should stick to their strategy on paper, not with emotions. We often make mistakes as investors and instead of learning our lesson, making us savvier investors, we seem to keep committing the same mistakes over and over again. There is a certain feeling of optimism when the situation repeats. The optimism arises when the opportunity reappears.
Learn to control yourself and analyze the situation, remember the past mistakes you’ve made so that you create a different outcome. Remember the definition of Insanity “repeating something and expecting different results”
“If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.”~John Templeton
Don’t think you know it all when it comes to investing. Always aspire to become a better investor. This applies to people who want to make themselves better in their finances by reading this post, by searching for their stocks, doing the homework.
Recognize we don’t know it all and the search for our answers becomes intriguing, and the result is a better more knowledgeable individual.
“Bull markets are born on pessimism, grown on scepticism, mature on optimism and die on euphoria”~ John Templeton
John Templeton refers back again to value investing, and reinforces the contrarian approach on the market.
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