Teach Me To Inve$t

I have always thought that trading is very personal. We each have our own individual strategies that work for all of us and with which we feel comfortable. Some individuals prosper with trading and truly benefit from the process of taking a look at charts, all day buying and selling stocks and shares, with no attachment whatsoever. Others (like me) actually benefit from the idea of being truly a “part owner” of an organization for a while and benefiting from that through dividends and stock price appreciation as time passes. I recall a very intelligent finance professor I had fashioned in graduate school who distributed to the class that he could never be a long-term trader.

He said the longest he has ever held a stock in in his life was about 2 weeks and he lost so much money he returned to trading, which is something he is good at. As you can see– whether you are a long term or short-term investor, someone just starting out, a college teacher, or anything in between; what’s important is to know yourself as well as your risk tolerance. I described in a past post, why I favor long-term trading over trades (take a look here if you skipped it).

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So anyways, the other day I took a close look within my portfolios and noticed that nearly every single company where I have shares (specially those stocks and shares with the best return on investment) have very specific factors in keeping. I made a decision to discuss them here and see whether we all agree or disagree on said factors.

Also, would like to find out more about other people’s strategies when it comes to choosing stocks and shares (for the long term or short-term) and what works for others. 1. Leadership position within the business’s particular industry (I.e: . For instance, Apple (AAPL) V. Android. Have you ever witnessed hundreds or thousands of people making a relative line weeks in advance for an Android phone?

How about for an Apple devise? This is what’s ironic- Android gets the highest market talk about in hand kept devices worldwide V. IOs, by a substantial amount. How could it be that Apple (iOS) system is popular and more profitable? The market talk about the situation is offset partly because of the fact that Apple’s products are much more expensive than Android.

2. Clear, specific plans about how the ongoing company will maintain their competitive advantage through ongoing innovation, growth, and additional developments. Google (GOOG), for instance, is a company that is “morphing” gradually over time. Though it remains the ruler of advertising, this is something that is changing due to competition.

Nonetheless, Google has very exciting and clear programs on how they will continue to innovate the world which is exhibited each and each time they launch a new project to the public. New advancements and forthcoming launches were announced in their latest I/O conference. 3. Many years of the lifetime in their industry (sometimes centuries) and the capability to adapt in changing times. Companies like Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) fall directly into this category. That is an organization with a stock portfolio of cleanliness and healthcare products that has gained the trust of the consumer and it is a development that has continued generation after era.