TiMe: "Dring, Dring, TiMe to wake up sheeple"
THE.FuTuRE: "Shussssh! They are sleep walking towards a cliff. We are providing wonderful
CoNTeNDeR: "Oi you evil B****** we the people will not stand for your bull****. We are waking up in our droves, turning off the entertainment and thinking about what you are up to. Financial freedom from your tyranny. We are lemmings no more and are turning away from the cliff - watch out below FuTuRE"
In Part 1 of this post we had a look at Paper Money, E-currency, Commodities, Real Estate and bonds. Today we are looking at Stocks, Land and investing in oneself as additional wealth preservation options worth considering.
Stocks - Growing Profits?
What value can you give to a company, let alone picking the winners in the stock market? This issue has flummoxed investors for years.
Owning part of a company gives you an interest in that company's profits. Provided the profits keep rolling in due to a competitive advantage, the company should have some longevity.
Perhaps looking for companies that have a distinct brand, product or advantage such as extremely difficult barrier to entry are the place to be. Those companies will grow in value along with their sales and / or return some of that profit back to shareholders through buybacks or dividends.
Companies generate wealth - can you pick the right ones? THE.ConTeNDeR is trying see the Screener for Value and Dividend Stocks Here
For a seasoned professionals take on stocks for the long term, check out some articles by Alex green from InvestmentU and I am a fan of his book The Secret of Shelter Island: Money and What Matters
Warren Buffet even has a cartoon series for kids on investing.
Tribe's opinion - Stocks allow the building of a diversified set of businesses. If stocks were not available it would probably be difficult to invest in diverse ideas such as graphene, new drugs and technology companies such as Google. Core holding.
An interesting investment class in THE.CoNTeNDeR's opinion. Precious renewable resources can be harvested from arable land year after year making it a very profitable investment class.
Invest in woodland and you get free winter fuel and can sell the excess. Farmland can be planted for delicious fresh vegetables to be sold down the market.
THE.ConTeNDeR likes the idea of some arable land next to his house. From a purely financial independence perspective 'free' heating, vegetables and eggs would reduce our living costs substantially.
The Transition network are keen on this concept to help preserve the planet and combat resource depletion. They do a good bit on supporting communities as well.
Tribe's opinion - We really think owing a bit of land even if it is used by someone else is a good idea and something we are looking at for THE.FuTuRe