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Thomas Barnard  

Every investment has a trajectory. There is no such thing as static. Investments grow in size until they become really enormous at which point they can only grow along with GDP. To a certain extent picking investments is a little like duck hunting, you want to pick investments which will coincide with the growth trends.

You want (1) great products and/or services, (2) great management, (3) sufficient finances if the company is in development, (4) great connections whether those are sales partners or financial partners.

Jeff Hawkins, in his book On Intelligence, suggests that the brain is principally a forward-looking instrument. So, this duck hunting is a natural activity of the best investors.
  • Description: Full-time Investor. Trading frequency: Monthly
  • Interests: Tech stocks
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