Do you find yourself losing money when investing, more often than not? Well, here are 6 Tips To Becoming A Successful Investor.
1. Take A Good Look At Risk
In every investment you are thinking about making, always look at the risk to reward ratio. You know that without some level of risk, there would be no reward.
A good example would be investing your life savings in your own business that you already have found a way to generate money from. Since you already have a method of generating sales, your chances of succeeding are high.
However, I wouldn’t advise risking everything on a penny stock that has no evidence of it being about to blow up. There are times when taking large risks make sense, when the reward and your chances are aligned.
Otherwise, only risk what you can afford to lose. This way, you can stay in the game long enough to experience one of those opportunities to reap massive rewards.
2. Have A Good Reason Before You Invest
This should go without saying, but there are many people who invest in the stock market do not adhere to this tip. Most successful traders follow a specific pattern, they have a great idea what the trade is going to do before they invest their money.
You should be doing the same thing. Keep a journal of every trade you make and the reasons behind making the trade. If you find yourself losing money consistently, you can refer back to your journal and see what mistake you keep making which is causing you to lose.
There are other reasons why you want to know your why before investing. Sometimes, the investments you make produce a different outcome than what you were expecting. If you know why you are making a certain investment, you can choose investments that match up to your reasons why and give the outcome you want.
3. Invest In People Who Have Proven To Be Successful
With any investment where you are not the person who is running the show, you want to make sure the people in charge are people who have proven to be successful. Along with successful, those people should also have integrity as the combination of proven success and integrity increases the chances of your investment succeeding dramatically.
This goes for your own business as well. You want to invest in people who have these attributes. People who have proven to generate success, people who have integrity. The rewards for doing so will show in time.
4. Focus On Assets With Great Cash Flow
Cash flow is king. With any asset you create or purchase you want to be focusing on the amount of cash flow and increasing it.
You also want to own assets that produce stable, strong cash flow in any economy. This includes depressions, recessions, and booming economies.
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5. Avoid Assets With Large Amounts Of Debt
There are times when debt can be a good thing. Especially when interest rates are low are in the real estate business [to a certain extent].
However, you also have to understand the downsides of debt. If a company or a real estate property has too much debt, it puts the company and the investment in a vulnerable state.
An economic change can cause cash flow to decrease to the point of not being able to pay the debt. Then, the owner has the potential to lose the business or the property owner can lose the property.
6. Avoid Overpaying
With every investment, you want to recognize the true value and always underpay. The saying is true: “Your money is made on the buy.”
Recognizing value and underpaying for assets is easier said than done. It may require hundreds, even thousands of hours looking at different investments.
However, if you are able to master these two things you’re virtually guaranteed to become a successful investor.
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