There is nothing on the planet as interesting as the inside world of the way finance and global power works. Behind every war, politician, country, Independence movement, terrorist attacks or even the world wars - finance plays a major role. It is just that most people are never taught or encouraged to learn about the way things work inside the world of finance. But whoever enters the inner world of the way finance works, and meet people on the inside, you will discover that it is way beyond thinking about which Mutual Fund to invest in and which Insurance plan to select.
Look at India - have you ever thought how we were colonized? We as Happionaires are supposed to think about everything around us, because that is how we learn. India itself was not colonized by troops and armies entering our country - there was hardly any bloodshed or military takeover, it was simply with the power of finance, The East India Company that was backed by traders and financiers colonized an entire nation. A handful of financiers have the power to rule over millions of people.
Even today nothing much has changed, the financial class still control almost everything around us, while the masses are forced to follow the rules of a conventional educational system that in no way encourages the mind to think.
Over time, I love hearing from people who have thought about events happening in the world. When currencies are being devalued, all those who think and invest in gold made and are still making money. Similarly now as we see real estate companies facing a cash crunch, there is an excellent opportunity emerging. I personally am looking at this company, which will benefit from higher interest rates and the lack of cash available to developers who have already taken heavy debt. Of course this company is much more riskier, than the one affected by pests, and thus I don't feel like really sharing it. It is one of those personal passions and likings. Investments made largely on a guy feeling and intuition first and then backed by reasoning and logic.
Of course analysts have been bashing this company, but most likely that is a good sign. I find it quite amusing and nice, when I see what 'analysts' share reports. These were the same guys, who caused the fiasco with CDOs and Sub-Prime toxic investments and the same guys who told everyone to stay away from Indian Hotels, during the terrorist attacks and the same guys who told everyone to be careful when the Sensex was at 9,000 levels. It isn't their fault, when you are in the formal space of finance and investing, you are constantly under pressure. You can't think freely.
Small children are much more intelligent than rigorously trained MBAs - because they are open to new thoughts and ideas. I have always experienced that the best investors and businesses are headed by people, who are like children, free and open to new ideas.
Today pick up the newspaper, the financial newspaper, and read any headline - I can assure you that there is a back story to it, which people on the inside don't want you to know. So when you read an article about how you should invest in a safe "SIP" in a "Mutual Fund" you should start thinking if the article was sponsored by somebody who runs a Mutual Fund? Do the rich really follow a robotic SIP? Or do they look for opportunities and make the most when times are bad and valuations are cheap?
Would you have made more money, had you picked up size able amounts of investments during the Crash or had you done an SIP and even bought at the peak? I find it hilarious that even today in a world, where supposedly information is freely available, there is such a large gap between the haves and have-nots. And in today's world it isn't just about money, but knowledge.
The good thing is those who have a burning desire, can get on the inside - but then again what percentage of people really have the burning desire to do so?
There is a joke, which actually calls SIPs- Suicide by Investing Patiently. The ones on the inside of the financial system don't speak about SIPs - but speak about capitalizing on opportunities when valuations are cheap, when there is widespread fear and distress amongst the masses, the use it as an opportunity. The ones on the inside, know that there is a lot more to what is happening between the US Dollar and the EU and what the IMF has to do with it. When we meet in person, I shall share more on these things. To understand the depths of this, it is important to meet.
Close your eyes for a moment - and just think with a cool mind, what is happening around you, sit in a nice cool, peaceful environment, maybe near the sea or in the midst of trees and flowers, and let your mind flow and thoughts flow. Feel the positive and diving energy filling you as you take in deep breaths and over time you will realize investment ideas coming to you. Not just on investing, but life, thoughts that have the power to change your future.
Will give all of you something to think about: As petrol prices rise, I suggest all of you start looking at an alternative...this alternative will create a lot of new wealth.
Keep smiling and happy investing!