• btmakingcents

Getting Even - Sense against Cents

Updated: Jul 19, 2020

If there was ever a platform in this world where the poorest could pit all theirs wits and grit against the richest, I'ld say that apart from through Entrepreneurship, it'll be the stock market.

It is a place where regardless of education, class or wealth, all individuals come together to achieve a single goal.

Some say investing is about luck?

Others say its about charts?

I'll give my opinion when I'm another year or two into this. For now, I would say that the opinions of these guys are much more of a force to reckon with.

I would like to add that the information you find on the 4 sites above are probably a MILLION times more credible that what I think or write about.

On a very basic level, I believe that in order for me to make cents from an investment, I must be able to make sense out of it. I must be able to explain what the business does and from there ask myself if the business will still be relevant 5-10 years from now.

Here are some common guidelines which I ask myself about any company even before taking a look at their financials.

Bt's Guideline to Making Sense of Stocks
  1. What is the business model of the company? - Are they producers/distributors/both? Do they provide primarily services or products?

  2. What are their source(s) of revenue? - Local, regional, international.

  3. What are the barriers of entry into their respective industry and what is their Unique Selling Point? - To consistently stay ahead of the game.

  4. Based on the world today, what would happen to the company if the stock market crashes or if the Covid-19 were to evolve into a more lethal virus?

I'll write more about my thoughts and feelings in the upcoming posts before going into my portfolio and stock picks.

Disclaimer: The information published here are purely opinions/feedback and should in no way be taken as guaranteed. Readers are encouraged to do their due diligence by engaging in sufficient research before making any decisions based on materials provided.

It is indeed true that when you surround yourself with the best, you become the best. - San Francisco, May 2018

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