That's what I would like to bring across more than anything. I am not a professional trader/investor. I am not even remotely wealthy. I can not make you rich. I have made some money in short term trading and I have lost some money doing the same. Short term trading has been a wash for me as any profits taken were quickly usurped by idiotic losses.
Why? Because I rushed in to trading in companies that I knew next to nothing about. Maybe I saw a newsletter. Maybe a friend mentioned something. However it happened, in retrospect, it was the wrong reason to invest. It sure felt good when a trade was a winner, but I'd take those profits and either try and chase, or would invest in a stinker immediately afterwards.
Through it all though, I have maintained several stocks that I was long out of the gate on, because I saw potential when I studied the companies. These were companies that I saw as having massive upside with minimal risk. Consequently, I invested more in these longs than I ever risked on the short term plays.
These are the stocks that I would like to write about, as I feel they are worth my time to write about.
Everything I write is, of course, my opinion, and in no way should be taken as investment advice.
I am going to write and I don't care if you read it.
Dad to two lovely daughters, full-time rancher, part-time architect, unapologetic patriot and capitalist. More practical to ask forgiveness than permission. The government that governs least, governs best.
Regarding investing: Research first the integrity of your Chiefs and Board. If they pass the smell test, then and only then research the pipeline. Diversification just might be better achieved by investing in one company with many catalysts, than many companies with few. Be patient. Be thankful. Keep the faith.