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It's Magic...

If You Don't Know What You Want, You End Up With A Lot You Don't "If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there." That's nice if you are going on an adventure. Not so nice for your investment journey. It will take awhile, but do what you are comfortable with, and be aware of red flags. It's not a race with everyone, run at your own pace. As always, "Come for the laughs, stay for the fun times". #investing #wizard #magic #investment #joke #comic #confundo #

Noise

Not everything that counts can be counted & not everything that can be counted counts..😂 There's a lot of noise out there. Not everything matters, and you definitely don't need to know every single thing to to invest in something. You just need to know enough of what really matters. Here's a fun article by Morgan Housel's on interest rates: https://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/12/16/a-straightforward-guide-to-what-stocks-do-when-int.aspx?fbclid=IwAR1e70NZXNIXjMPY9QqU9

So Luck...Much Skill

One shot...one kill. No luck, all skill...😂 Is investing an art or science? Is it all luck or skill? In the short term, especially in the day to day or even month to month period, prices can go up and down, sometimes for no good reason. However, over the years, its a totally different ball game. That is when you can tell if things are panning out. It's always good to stay levelled, not to panic too much (it's human nature to panic abit, not many of us can can get used to a 5

Keep Calm & Carry On

Keep Calm & Invest On...😂 The market will always have ups and downs. We can't do anything about that. We can only control our own emotions, and more importantly what we invest in. Calmness comes from knowing your investment thesis. If you don't know what you stand for, you will fall for anything. As always, "Come for the laughs, stay for the fun times". #investing #investment #zen #calm #keepcalmandcarryon #alreadydown #down #joke

It's Not Counted

It's Not Counted If I Don't Sell...😎 It's practically impossible to be right 100% of the time. The good news is you don't have to be, not even close. But don't be in denial when you are wrong. And we definitely don't buy the "If you don't sell, it's not counted" train of thought. As always, "Come for the laughs, stay for the fun times". #lose #sell #denial #investing #joke #gettingitright #allthetime

Investing Life

I Didn't Choose The Investing Life, The Investing Life Chose Me...🤣 Investing is important. But there are also other things to life. Most of us invest to gain time, the freedom to do what we want, when we want. Try not to end up letting it engulf your entire life instead. Live a little. As always, "Come for the laughs, stay for the fun times". #investinglife #funny #cookiemonster #meaning #joke #investment

Benchmark

If You Can't Win The Game, Change The Rules This is some out of the box thinking...🤣 Performance is measured in both relative and absolute terms. What if you outperform your benchmark, but your returns are still negative? Absolute performance matters too. As always, "Come for the laughs, stay for the fun times". #joke #comic #meme #stonks #memestonks #benchmark #returns #underperform #comicsofinstagram #investor #investing

It's Inevitable

Where Did That Bring You...Back To Me... Your investment journey is a marathon, not a sprint. It might take awhile, but you need to find a style you are comfortable with. Otherwise by chasing fads...the outcome may be inevitable. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. As always, "Come for the laughs, stay for the fun times". #joke #comic #meme #stonks #fail #thanos #infinity #allin #memestonks #avengers #inevit

Leverage

Leverage...It's Not Fun To Be On the Pointy Ends Of The Double Edged Sword To win, you got to stay in the game. Leverage sounds cool and sexy...but done excessively, it can also blow up your entire portfolio. It's not to say leverage alone is bad. A spoon alone doesn't make you fat. It's what you do with the spoon. Leveraging say 5% of your portfolio doesn't hurt you so much. But people tend to underestimate the risk and get greedy. Leveraging 100% of your portfolio, is way d

When You Take Things Too Literally...

Form Over Substance In investing as well as life in general, it helps to go for substance over form. In the case of Enron, they took form over substance to a whole 'nother level: “Say you have a dog, but you need to create a duck on the financial statements. Fortunately, there are specific accounting rules for what constitutes a duck: yellow feet, white covering, orange beak. So you take the dog and paint its feet yellow and its fur white and you paste an orange plastic beak

More Haste, Less Speed

Being Fast Is Not Always The Key Markets go up and down. You don't need to panic if you miss one opportunity, there will be others, maybe even as soon as the next day. Its better to go in after some research, than going all-in, in the dark - not likely to end well. If you don't know what you stand for, you will fall for anything. As always, "Come for the laughs, stay for the fun times". #fast #investing #funny #joke #comic #morehastelessspeed #report #analysis

The Latte Factor

The Little Things Add Up The Latte Factor concept is simple. Small amounts of money spent regularly cost us far more than we can imagine. That said, don't make your life so tough, if you like to, having a nice latte once a week won't set you back by too much. Investing is to make your life simpler, not tougher. Enjoy the simple pleasures in life. As always, "Come for the laughs, stay for the fun times". #latte #lattefactor #compounding #realistic #reality #maths #lifechanging

Mistakes Were Made...

It's Normal To Make Mistakes Mistakes happen to everyone. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. The key is to learn from them. Maybe just not all 3 at the same time...🤣 As always, "Come for the laughs, stay for the fun times". #mistakes #investing #comic #joke #valuation #analysis #numbers

It's Probably You...

Know What You Stand For Books, classes and mentors are important, and they do matter. However, the other half (or even more) of the equation lies with you. Even if the best recommendation falls in your lap, one cannot follow conviction. "You can borrow someone else's stock ideas, but you can't borrow their conviction." You have to know what you are standing for, otherwise you will fall for anything, even a 1% fall in share price. Don't be Harry 🤣 As always, "Come for the lau

Valuation...It's Magic

It's Not Looking Good If A Miracle Is The Key Variable Traditional companies with a steady source of cash flow and or tangible asset can be valued with either the P/E or P/B approach. Growth companies without earnings, could likely be valued with the P/S approach. But when new fancy new age valuation techniques get thrown in, "valuation per eyeballs", EV to EBITDA (and any other stuff you want to throw in), you should take it with a ladle of salt. And if it involves divine in

That's Not The Liquidity You Need

Liquidity - Something That You Don't Have When You Need It If you are not all-in in one single illiquid small cap penny stock, then you might not need to panic too much. If you are, then it might be a good time as any to panic when things go south. Its like "A bank will only lend you money if you prove you don't need it". That sounds about right. In all seriousness, diversifying, and larger cap stocks might help your portfolio on liquidity matters, both topics for another day