IF – The Wonders of Investing

If it seems as if all investors are

selling, who is buying?

If trading has become entertainment

for you, it may be time to refocus

on profits.

If your stock has reached an annual

low, can it go any lower?

If your stock has reached an annual

high, can it go any higher?

If all the television analysts jumped

off a bridge, would anyone care?

If your portfolio is based solely on

fundamental analysis, perhaps it

is time to learn technical analysis.

If I said you had a beautiful portfolio,

would you hold it against an index?

If you are tired of losing value on the

long side, perhaps its time to learn

both sides of the market.

If you do not have a written financial

plan, you should.

If you could put aside $205 at the

beginning of each month for thirty-

five years, with an 11% annualized

return you may save over $1


If you have stopped looking at your

portfolio statements, does that mean

your game plan is off?

If a fool and his money are easily

separated, who introduced the two?

If buy and hold is your philosophy,

why do you need a broker?

If a tree falls in the forest, does it ruin

the stock market for the day?

If someone invented a computer

program for investments that proved

100% correct all the time, we would

never know about it.

If you think the market capitulated,

you are not in a state of selling


If 1,000,000 lemmings jump, can they

all be wrong?

If you want to know what Greenspan

thinks about economics, count the

times he smiles.

If you expect nothing of your

portfolio, you will not be


If you are a rational investor, can you

benefit from an irrational market?

If you managed your money like the

government, you would take money

from your neighbor and spend it on

stock options that expire this week.

If you are confused with the opinions

of the media, create your own.

Wardlaw has been involved in the fields of investments and insurance for over twelve years. The author’s belief is that familiar life elements best illustrate practical investment strategies; not typical investment jargon. For comments and questions, please contact the author at tools2invest@yahoo.com.