In 1930, During the great depression, there was a family who was struggling with their lives and after so many efforts one of the family member (father), failed to get hired at the family grocery store. Without a job, and without any money after a run on the banks, the family of four ran up a tab of grocery bills at the store to put food on the table, and even then, his mother sometimes skipped meals. Among the family, there was a little boy who was very depressed to see his family’s situation.
Somehow times passed and the family gradually achieved a financial health which was worth to live. Father started a small stock brokerage firm. Young boy started showing an aptitude for numbers. He became obsessed with timing everything, calculating odds, even tallying the frequency of the letters that appeared in the bible most frequently.
The only constant thing that the boy had was ‘I just don’t want to be poor.’
For money, he started collecting Coke bottles to make some money by selling them at a very young age.
He liked to read more than other kids.
Started selling CocaCola and gums door to door and throwing 500 news papers in a day early in the morning to collect some money. ( one paper = one penny).
At the age of 10, he took a book from a library ‘One Thousand Ways to Make $1000’ and like the idea of buying a penny weighing machine as his first investment from his collected money. By the time Buffett was 15, he already had a net worth of about $6,000.
He sat and calculated how much it cost to buy an another machine and how much time is required to do so. He bought another and invested somewhere else and so on.
At 11 years old, he was already buying stock: multiple shares of Cities Service Preferred for $38 apiece. When he was just a teenager, he filed his first tax return.
By the time he graduated high school, Buffett had already bought a stake in a 40-acre farm in Omaha, Neb.
At age 21, his net worth was just $20,000.
By the time Buffett reached 26, his net worth was between $140,000 and $174,000.
He topped the $1-million mark at around when he was 30 years old.
By age 43, Buffett’s personal net worth was at a high of $34 million.
He topped the $1-billion mark at around when he was 56 years old.
After so many years, he was the owner of the company which was named as fourth largest company in Fortune 500. He is the only person who has ever buildt a company from scratch that is in the Top 10 of Fortune 500.
His company’s name is Berkshire Hathaway and his name is Warren Buffett, the fourth richest man in the world.
In 1972, he purchased See’s Candies stocks for $25 million, and the company would haul in about $2 billion in profits over the next 50 years.
Berkshire Hathaway is actually a parent company that owns large number of sepate businesses that operate independently of each other.
Buffett bought a controlling share in Berkshire Hathaway in 1965 and bought the stocks in few thousand dollars, Today, one share of the company is worth Rs. 2.1 Crore Rs. ( As on 26/07/2018)
Now come back to your normal life. You also want to make money by investing in stocks right?
It doesn’t matter weather you want to learn it or not, whether you learn it for Indian stock market or wall street, the rules won’t change, they never will.
Those who still haven’t found the answer should know that stock market is not game to play or a place where making money is easy, it is platform which demands knowledge, expertise and luck and that too ‘simultaneously’, if any one thing is missing then you are going to lose for sure. In stock market you analyse the company and read about it thoroughly, you make analysis (Fundamental and Technical), then chose best suitable stock to invest and expect the money to grow over time.
Fundamental analysis comprises of : Company’s management, cash flows, valuations, books, debts, past performances, dividend, its short term and long term potential to back its debts, vision, mission, scope, strategies, future prospective, key people, bottom line performance over time, earnings etc.(You can learn it here ESFA in just 30 days)
Technical analysis comprises of : Candlestick charts, different indicators to find out the stock current trend, entry points and exit points. Different strategies and indicators for daily trade mechanism. (You can learn it here Technical Analysis)
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Every single human being should learn to invest money even if you don’t have time,
if you are a student and perusing your graduation then learn it below your desk during boring lectures but learn it.
If your job is 9 to 6 then skip your after work evening chit chat but learn it.
Nobody knows what’s going to happen tomorrow, What’s going to happen if you lose your job tomorrow? What’s going to happen if tomorrow you have leave your higher education because of some financial reasons?
Prepare yourself in a way that even if you are jobless, unlucky enough to peruse your higher education, failed to qualify some most important exams, unfortunate enough to sit at your home because of recession, You still can generate your income from a source that has been made, discovered and created by you slowly and steadily by working hard contributing daily by some of your time learning it and never invest even a single penny until you know how it actually works. Don’t even listen to other people and their bullshit talks.
The best asset you have is that you are young and everything is possible for you.
If you really want to become a successful investor then you have to wake up before the other people wake up, you have to be more brave than the others, learn every single concepts day by day, follow somebody, practice it everyday, monitor a bunch of stocks everyday, learn to analyse them often so that one day when you become a successful investor your root should be strong most importantly ‘Believe yourself’.
Use true stories to slap people who think stock market is a gamble or it is just based one’s luck and most importantly prepare yourself in way that nobody can even observe that
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