This is a question I get a lot from friends and family or someone I just met that knows what I do for work.
What’s funny is that they don’t ask it quite like that. They won’t ask, “JC how do I make money in the market?”, even though that’s what they really mean to say. It’s usually more like, “Which pot stock do I buy?” or “Which Crypto Currency should I buy?”, depending on where we are in the cycle. It’s rarely an IF, and more of a Which One?
The way I see it, you can add the same amount of money every month for decades and just let it compound. If you’re disciplined enough to do it (most of you aren’t), I can see a good case for that strategy. But if you’re looking to get into more specific trades or investments, I think a well-defined risk vs reward strategy is the only way to profit. If you can’t manage risk responsibly you’ll be gone soon.
Here’s my take: [Read more…]