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Men are like stocks

Men are like stocks. You analysis their past performances, histories and trends then only invest if you think they are with great potential and will bring you the type of returns that you are seeking. You want a certain amount of return from them which can be in ways of dividends, like flowers or presents on a regular basis. But as soon as you see a red signal that tells you they are going to tumble-down the drain, you will consider selling – FAST!
A good investor always manages their portfolio well, and you don’t just hold one type of stock. You want to diversify and minimise your risks, so you need to assess yourself to see what type of risks you are willing to take and for how long you want to invest in. For a longer term investment, you may want to consider blue chip stocks. According to the New York Stock Exchange, a blue chip stock is a stock in a company with a national reputation for quality, reliability and the ability to operate profitably in good times and bad. So these are like your husband material men, who are kind and caring, funny and sociable, and will be there for you through thick and thin. Then there are the high risk stocks like your mini bonds, which promises high returns and the ride is enjoyable whilst it lasts, but are those who will fail you in times of crisis and will leave you in deep trouble.

To achieve a more diversified portfolio you may consider different types of stocks below and also across different regions like Europe and Asia etc. Gold stocks are like your back ups and contingency plans just in case anything goes wrong, you want to hold onto them as it seems they are always there for you whilst you venture out and play with more risky stocks. Trading currencies is like speed dating, you spend time checking them out whilst maintaining close contact but not settle for any one in particular. Savings account are those men you just enjoy spending time with, but there is no real growth potential as there will not be a proper outcome from this relationship.

During a bull market, everything is going well and you are on a reaping generous profits. But look out for the bear market also, where prices are falling, and widespread pessimism causes the negative sentiment to be self-sustaining. If you are not so good at managing your personal finances well, make sure you have a financial planner at an arms reach ie your best friend! She knows all the knitty gritty juicy details about how your stocks perform, which ones bring you benefit and which ones cuts into you like a knife. She is the one to alert you when to ditch and when to sleep, because she has the clear head.

***Photo by bgorsphotography

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