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'.
Clearly I'm invested in encouraging people to participate in my community who:
1. Are invested in being active investors - who have a specific interesting in making mining their primary 'specialised' channel for investing.
2. Are interested in helping or guiding their children to become efficacious investors. I started at age 11yo, when my father brought me shares in Abrolhos Oil in the late 1970s.
You might wonder - why mining? There are several reasons why - however I will answer this question on a different post.
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