For a past few days - I have been silent. As mentioned earlier too, periods of silence are needed when nothing new is happening. What we spoke about in the past - started happening now. Anyone with observation power would have realized that happening.
Markets going haywire, correcting, real estate in overheated areas going down -Lower Pare in Mumbai for instance, Gold over the long term (In the recent few weeks there have been corrections in the two - the reason behind this is simple, manipulations by vested interests, but in the long term it is hard to suppress prices in physical gold. We can now realize the power of buying physical Gold over an ETF.) If you hold physical Gold - don't worry you are safe. Don't worry if you hold Rupees and are planning to invest and spend in India. The weakness in the Rupee is more to do with the strengthening of the Dollar against all currencies.
But at the same time the deadliest mistake people make is to believe that they can predict the exact movements of markets. Anyone who went 'short' in the hopes that markets are going downwards, would be wiped in a single day when markets rose 500 points. Similarly anyone who went 'long' thinking markets would rise would have lost. The Happionaire Mantra has always been simply of holding for the long term and sleeping peacefully at night.
What we did in 2008 - 2009, we are once again entering that zone. The zone of bliss where you can buy things in your own prices. With real estate prices falling aggressively, there will be good opportunities for investors.
Thanks for all the e-mails regarding the market now - my simple answer is read our earlier posts - the companies we shared earlier, continue to be excellent buys and are amongst the rare few who continued to rise since the market fell. (Alternative Energy Investment to Petrol and Invest in Oranges When Pests Attack) I'm glad almost all of you have made investments in these companies and are smiling - irrespective of where the market is headed. These companies still have a long way to go.
With God's grace soon we are launching our new book meant specially for women - Happionaire's Investment Secrets for Women. I would like to thank all fellow Happionaires here for constantly giving me the support and love to continue writing. You can all pre-book it now - I need all of you to order a copy for yourself or the women in your life or even for yourself, in case you want some insights into the way women think. Writing this book was quite exciting and my journey took me too interesting places, will speak about it more soon. I have always felt that finance, investing and money needs to be made more fun - especially for the women out there.
I honestly hope I'm able to please all the women out there! Fingers crossed!
Happy investing and don't let the small things around you bother you. And to be honest everything around you isn't as big as it looks. It's all small.
May Steve Job's soul rest in peace and may he be one with God.