There really is a lot of money to be made through investment. Investment is something that is highly risky and should only be done by those who have the disposable income to do so. It isn’t that “difficult” but you have got to be willing to risk a lot of money and there is a high chance your investment may not work.
The whole concept of investment is focused on the idea of potential, you are investing in the potential of something rather than the current value of it. That is one of the great appeals of investment as a profession, you are in effect having a direct impact on the future.
Your actions and your cash injection could potentially alter the future of the world. I know that seems rather film-like and dramatic but it is true, think of the initial investments in Twitter, now look at it. There are just so many websites out there and companies that are investable, it is just a case of doing the right amount of research and working out what companies are going to grow and which ones are going to remain stagnant.
Investing in the Future
You have got to be willing to invest in the future. You cannot in my opinion be an investor and want to make money only in the short term. It is a profession that has benefits in both the short and long term but I feel having a long term view to your investment is the best way to go and any benefits you get in the short term are a bonus, advice that I believe would be echoed by investment bosses such as Brett Lankester and the like.
The future is extremely exciting, just think how far the world has come in the past 5 years and then apply that same logic to the future. The world is a fluid organism and that fluidity is the appealing factor for investors. Having something constantly in the pipeline is extremely stimulating and you can get a great deal of job satisfaction through investment.
The great thing with investment is you are on some occasions investing in things with unlimited potential. If you invest in a pharma company that is searching for cures for cancer or other major diseases, just imagine if they find that cure. Your shares will have unlimited value and then you can decide what to do with them. There is just so much potential for growth with investment and it is in some cases rather addictive, that feeling of the unknown is incredible I think.
You should never be afraid to take advice from others. There are so many outlets for you, investment companies as I mentioned before are experts in the field and they can provide you with advice and guidance regarding your investment plans. Just spend a lot of time planning, that is the main piece of advice I would give anyone, you should be willing to take advice from anyone willing to give it, you are never too enlightened to learn.
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Raffi Faruq is an author with a degree from the LSE. He is new to writing and is starting to build a strong reputation for himself with his articles on the economy and investment.