1. Passive 'outsourcing' strategy - whereby you pay someone to invest, or even just take their advise without processing the information through your own mind. This strategy entails trusting that the government regulatory system works (which was invalidated by a litany of finance company collapses and the global financial crisis), or you could consider..... Funds are making 12-16%, sometimes as much as 18-20%.
2. Active 'personal responsibility' strategy - whereby you decide that you are surrounded by sharks and that you are going to have to fend for yourself. The benefit is that you might learn something, you might make more or less money, but you will be in control, and ultimately responsible, as opposed to thinking or hoping that someone else is responsible. There is huge volatility in this end of the market. Ultimately it depends how well-researched, how disciplined, how analytical, how aspirational you are, and also how 'psychologically' validated you are. You might struggle to make money if you need validation from the market. It won't stop you; its simply an obstacle to overcome. Its a different game to passive investing where you have a relationship with a brand name fund manager who has millions to spend on advertising. For active investors, you can research stocks that others talk about, and/or you can seek your own buys, and your own community. I hope I'm part of it. This is a way of living and more importantly, 'a way of thinking'.
For me personally, making money from mining stocks is not about risk-reward; its about exploring another opportunity for developing a passion and taking pride in the results. You get what you want. I have written an ebook to help people get on the path to 'global mining investing'. I actually wrote this book several years ago; in order to systematise my own thinking; but in this current market 'lull' (recession), I decided to prepare a 'massive' addition to it, to make it a complete reference for 'active mining investment'. There is a review on the book at this site. Cameron was my first customer. hehe. He is a geologist like me. I have yet to start marketing this book, so bare with me as I give it more credibility and draw more customers with more reviews. Don't trust me - watch for results. Watch the sharks! If I'm wrong - tell me so! Participation wanted! Question also welcome.
Its not the style of investment most people embrace, I guess because they think its risky. Which is true for those who don't try, who don't learn to develop their skill. Most people think they are good parents. Most people think their parents were good parents. Most people don't know because they don't know what a good parent looks or feels like. You need standards of comparison. This is not the easiest time to make money from mining stocks. Not all boats are riding a high - there is no king tide here. You need to be seriously selective about your stocks; know what is good value because its not the same in all markets.
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