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What do you like about investing?

Discussion in 'Investing' started by TomB16, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. TomB16

    TomB16 Well-Known Member

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    I mean, beside the money. lol!

    I'll start.....

    I like the personal nature of my own performance.

    As I go through life, there is an endless lineup of people who explain they are smarter, better, and more wise than I am. It's the way of the world.

    I contracted to an engineering firm for several years and never got of any comment with regard to the quality of my work. My work was top notch, or I'd have been down the road. Other excellent engineers were also generally scowled at.

    ... and yet, the son of a prominent local business man was praised endlessly for the non-stop screw-ups he prosecuted on the company. If there was a way to blame anyone else for his shortcomings, it happened. Sometimes, even when there wasn't.

    The incidence of inflated self appraisal is basically ubiquitous.

    With investing, there is an objective measure of performance. We all get to confront the real numbers, unless we chose to avoid them. Any of us can compare ourselves to the S&P 500 index to have a decent idea of how we are doing. Comparing to each other is pointless, since I've never seen actual performance numbers revealed.
     
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    OldFart Well-Known Member

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    I like not having a boss. Like you, I've had assholes for employers. Bottom line + ass kissers is what most employers care about.
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  3. TomB16

    TomB16 Well-Known Member

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    I've also enjoyed getting to know companies a lot more than I expected. It's a pleasure to follow some companies and I feel oddly prideful in the accomplishments of men who I will never meet personally.

    The flip side is that when I discover a group of executives who are siphoning more than a reasonable share of profit, I don't like that. In these cases, I can't wait to document the findings and stop following the companies.
     
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  4. Investment_plans

    Investment_plans New Member

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    Personally, I love the fact that investment is not just about saving up your money and accumulating a specific amount for the future. Rather, when you invest money, you reap the benefits of returns with interest rates. This means that your investment amount is not static but rather constantly growing. I like to picture investment in stocks and other securities as sowing a seed in soil - you reap the returns of flowers, fruits and plants as you go along!
     
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  5. Debby Tompkins

    Debby Tompkins New Member

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    According to my experience, People invest money with the hope of getting a greater ROI(Return on investments), I love it whenever I invest in anything and I make a profit. One more thing I would like to mention is if sometimes my investment fails and I lose money it teaches me a lot of things that should be taken care of in the future. Investment is the only way to learn new things which are going on in the market. So, people should invest their money and earn some extra money and knowledge.
     
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  6. TomB16

    TomB16 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, Debby. It's a pleasure to meet you.
     
  7. Debby Tompkins

    Debby Tompkins New Member

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    It's a pleasure for me too, to become a part of this community. This is a good place to share thoughts and gather knowledge, I signed up here to get some effective ideas for investing my money and it looks like I'm at the right place.
     
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    The older I get, the more I appreciate the deep satisfaction of seeing things grow slowly over time. Plants, friendships, skills, knowledge, fitness, financial investments, creative contributions, etc... I want them all to grow! And when they do it makes me feel like I'm achieving my purpose in life.
     
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