Sunday, August 3, 2008

The purpose of Investment

Many people when ask why they invest… the first answer is to earn money. Yes, many of the advisor or instructor when given speech on investment, the answer is “Making Money”. Is that so simple?
Few years ago, there’s an old man migrated to America, he felt life was boring there. As he didn’t know English, didn’t know how to drive, life was meaningless until he meat a man who told him to invest in Stock Market.
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 At the years of eighty, he start to invest part of his money, about 100 thousand in stock market. Investing in stock market has changed his life. First, he started to read news paper. He subscribed to 3 news paper and search the dictionary on any word which he didn’t understand. After 3 years, his English standard had improved a lot! Beside, he start to listen to TV news in order not to miss out any important event. This had improved his English literacy as well.
 Quite strange, the hearing problem was being cured after few months watching and hearing TV news. The gastric problem also improved a lot and now he need to take one big bowl of rice for each meal. At night, he did home work, drawing chart, study PE ratio, reading company’s Financial Report and perform analysis.
 At last, someone ask, after so many year of investing, how much money did he earn? He say, still at the learning stage… after so many years, he lost 2 thousand. He further explained that he learn so many thing and feel life full of meaning. If 2 thousand can buy the happiness, this is very cheap lesson to pay for 2 thousand only.
 As investor, do you still think the purpose for investment is “making Money”? The main reason for investing should be enjoy life and increase value of it. Of course, if you can obtain both, then you are the most Happy Person in the world!

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