Thursday, September 15, 2016

“Investments Says..” Poem

Again I chanced upon an elegant poem by young Ignatius Hosiana, whose poems on investing I have started liking. In his graceful poem, “Investments Says..” , he has hit the nail on the head. It is in complete congruence to what we have been advocating in the blog here. 

The poet wants to say that in order to invest you do not need to have the whole world with you but when you seriously invest you could indeed have the whole world in your hands. Compare this with the article based on Warren Buffett’s quote, “Do you need to be millionaire to become a billionaire?”.
Please enjoy Ignatius Hosiana’s poem and start investing!

Poet Ignatius Hosiana

Sow More-Pay Less Poem

Yield Definition

Meaning/ Definition:

Companies pay interest on bonds and dividends on shares on the face value (nominal value) of the instrument. When these instruments are freely traded on stock exchanges, the price actually paid by the investor for the share or bond is different from the face value. Therefore, when the interest or dividend is calculated on the actual price paid, then the return is different from the one calculated on the face value. This is the actual return or yield obtained by the investor.


Following example illustrates interest yield on a bond:

A separate article dividend yield explains with example in the context of dividends.

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Day Trading Definition

Stock prices constantly fluctuate on the stock markets. A number of Speculators called day-traders try to make a living out of profits from these minor price variations. Their intention is not to hold the stocks for long nor to take delivery but to simply sell off the same day for a profit.

As a result of globalization and advent of fully automated screen-based electronic trading systems the margins have not only become wafer thin but steep market crashes on the back of global events have the potential to cause more losses to day-traders than gains

Since the price differences within a day are small, stockbrokers extend a facility called margin trading which is highly dangerous and must be totally avoided.

People engaged in such speculative activity under a respectable garb of trading in stocks have created misunderstanding in the minds of a number of citizens causing them to shy away from investing in stocks which when invested prudently and for ling periods of time is the sure vehicle to financial freedom and wealth.

A man engaged in screen-based trading in stocks

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