What Are Investments Worth?
We all make investments. Every morning, we launch ourselves into the world, and we invest in stuff. All day long. Careers. Family. Extracurriculars. People. Whether we acknowledge it or not, everything we undertake is an expenditure of our living capital.
In spite of my training in numbers, I am not a very good investor. I am loyal to a fault. Once I care about something, I am prone to giving more, hoping it will turn around and realize the error of its ways. Give more to me.
If I gambled, I would probably be one of those sweaty, desperate people, sitting all alone at the table. Nursing a drink. Willing the cards to go my way.
What I’m saying is this: it takes time to make good investments. Slowing down. Reading the signs. Understanding when to throw out chips and when to stay. Or fold.
Sure, luck is involved in a payday. But, taking the time to know the table, to divine when to give more to the game. That’s really the trick to winning.
So I’m told.
Like I said. I’m not very good at gambling. Obviously. Or I wouldn’t have been crying.
I am shaking up my portfolio. Looking for investments that provide me a return; that will pay back what I invest. If you have the time, I’m in the market.
I promise I will do my best. Because, I know what it feels like when investments don’t perform. When projections don’t pan out.
When others disappoint.