Just imagine what life would be like if you had mastered this game already.
What if money didn’t matter ?
How would you feel if you didn’t have to worry about going to an office every morning, or funding your retirement ?
What would it be like to live your life on your own terms ?
What would it mean to know you had the opportunity to start your own business, or that you could afford to buy a home for your parents and send your kids to college, or have the freedom to travel the world ?
How would your live your life if you could wake up each day knowing there was enough money coming in to cover not only your basic needs but also your goals and dreams ?
The truth is, a lot of us would keep working, because that’s the way we’re wired.
But we’d do it from a place of joy and abundance. Our work would continue, but the rat race would end. We’d work because we want to, not because we have to.
That’s financial freedom.
You and I both know that world is over. We live longer now on less money. New technologies keep coming online, stoking a system that often seems designed to separate us from our money instead of helping us grow it, while the markets rise and fall like corks on the ocean.
Meanwhile, we’re faced with a financial system of limitless choices and mind boggling complexity.
Today there are more than 10,000 mutual funds, (Equity Funds, Debt Funds, Liquid Funds, Hybrid Funds…so on and on) 1,400 different ETFs, and hundreds of global stock exchanges to choose from.
It seems like every day we’re pitched more and more complex “investments” with an alphabet sour of acronyms: FMP, CD, CP, ETF, CBLO, AAA, AA, -A, BA……(Investment Mechanics Simplifying all the Jargons created by Financial Gurus and Entertainers)
How about HFT ? That’s short for high-frequency trading, where 50% to 70% of the tens of millions of trades that churn through the market each day are now generated by high-speed machines.
What does that mean for you ? It takes only a half second, or about 500 milliseconds, to click your mouse to complete your Trade order. In that short time, the big boys with the supercomputers will have bought and sold thousands of shares of the same stock hundreds of times over, making micro profits with each transaction.
The United States stock market, the most iconic market in global capitalism, is rigged……by a combination of the stock exchanges, the big Wall Street banks, and high-frequency traders… They’re able to identify your desire to buy shares in TCS and buy them in front of you and sell them back to you at a higher price !” How fast are these guys ?
One HFT firm spent a quarter of a billion dollars to straighten the fiber-optic cables between Chicago and New York, reconstructing the landscape and literally terraforming the earth to shave 1.4 milliseconds off its transmission time !
But even that’s not fast enough. Some trades already take place in microseconds—that’s a millionth of a second. Soon HFT technology will allow these trades to happen in nanoseconds—a billionth of a second.
Meanwhile, they’re laying cable on the ocean floor, and there’s even talk of solar-powered drones acting as microwave relay stations to connect exchanges in New York and London.
If all of this leaves you reeling, I’m with you.
What are your chances of competing with flying robots trading at the speed of light ? Where do you turn to find a path through this high-tech, high-risk maze of choices ?
The problem is, when it comes to money (and investing), everybody has an opinion.
Everybody’s got a tip. Everybody has an answer. But I’ll give you a hint: they rarely have one that will really help you. Have you noticed how beliefs around money are like religion and politics ?
Conversations can get intense and emotional. Especially online, where people without any real knowledge or mastery will promote their own theories and criticize others strategies with such vehemence, even though they have no proven track record.
It’s like a psychologist on Prozac telling you how to thin and fit. I tend to separate pundits into those who talk the talk and those who walk the walk. I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of hearing from these “experts” who tell us what to do, but haven’t produced results in their own lives.
If you thought you were going to hear from another investment guru making crazy promises, you came to the wrong place.
I’ll leave that to the financial entertainers who scream at you about buying the hottest stock, or implore you to save you money and put it in some mythical portfolio. You know the one, where they promise you’ll continuously compound your money with 12% annual growth (CAGR). They dole out advice that too often invest in the products they push. Some of them might sincerely think they’re helping.
But people can be sincere and be sincerely wrong.
Investment Mechanics would help you to master this game for life….