~ A Random Thoughts entry
I like the stock market because it's a lot like us.
There are stocks that take off like a rocket, some that drop like a rock, and others that stay where they are for months and even years. There are strong stable stocks that stood the test of time, while others seem to be stuck in time. There are losers that become winners, and winners that become losers. Some go through ups and downs like a roller-coaster, some cry out for help, and some remain a mystery. There are stocks that are popular, others that aren't, and yet others that are forgotten. There are stocks that are a sure-thing, others that are a humongous risk and some that are a pleasant surprise.
Yet, for all it's ups and downs and twists and turns, over time, the market consistently goes up. It's a lot like us, with all our ups and downs, and twists and turns, over time, we grow.
So what is it that you like about the stock market? Why are you in it, or why do you want to be in it? See for me, it's not about the money, although I expect my trades and my investments to put me in the green. But there are times when I lose money and sometimes I make a wrong decision or I get the timing wrong. Still though, in the overall, it works out and my portfolio grows. No, for me, it's not about the money. I'm in it because I'm fascinated by it and I love the variety.
What do you like about the stock market? What fascinates you about it?
If you're not there yet, why do you want to be in?
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Yvanne wrote a 2-part book series about investing for beginners. She is an investor with an entrepreneurial character and a creative spirit. In the context of her career, she was trained as an analyst, and later as a manager. Find out more here.