Would you like to own a home in a choice neighborhood, provide your loved ones with a life better than you had, and retire with enough money to live a financially comfortable life? Would you believe me, if I tell you that the AOE Investors’ Club can help you achieve these fantastic objectives and provide you with the financial freedom to indulge in all sorts of fantasies? If you are like most people you probably won’t. Well, whether you believe it or not, the good thing is, if you are ready to do the needful, the AOE Investors’ Club can help you achieve these wonderful objectives. Do I hear you say, how? Well, here is the how:
According to Philip Fisher in his book Common stocks and uncommon profits, at different times, we could find listed on the various stock exchange of different countries, scores of companies in which it would have been possible to invest, say, $10,000 and over a period of 10-20 years have these investments represent value anywhere between $250,000 to several times this amount. For example, if you had bought $10,000 worth of Microsoft Corporation at the beginning of 1990, those shares would be worth $966,000 at the end of 1999 (10 years later). A $10,000 investment in Paychex Inc. made at the beginning of 1990 was worth $370,000 at the end of 2002 (13 years later). These are Just two examples out of many.
The interesting thing about these investment opportunities according to Fisher; is that to make these types of returns did not require buying these companies on a particular day at the bottom of great panic or bear market. The shares of these companies were available year after year at prices that were to make this kind of profit possible. What was required according to him was the ability to distinguish these relatively few companies with outstanding investment possibilities from the much greater number of companies with investment possibilities ranging from mediocre to complete failure. By taking advantage of these investment opportunities in stocks, the odds are much more in our favour that we’ll do better than the people who keep their money in bonds, CDs, or any other type of fix income investments.
At this point a sane person might want to ask, are there opportunities existing today to make investments that in the years ahead will make this type of gains possible? Fortunately, the answer to this question is yes. For example, if you had invested $10,000 in Apple’s split-adjusted price of $1 in 2002 and held on to your shares till sometime in 2017 (15 years later), those $10,000 shares will be worth about $1,749,465. You can see that the opportunities of today are as good, if not better than the ones of time past.
So, what lesson does this hold for all of us? According to Fisher, one grand lesson we all can draw from this, is that within our lifetime and within the period in which we could act on behalf of our children, there are scores of opportunities available in the stock market through which we could use part of our existing resources to lay the groundwork for substantial fortunes either for ourselves or for our loved ones.
To achieve this wonderful investment result however, we must do investing the right way. And that’s where the AOE Investors’ Club comes in. The AOE Investors’ Club is set up to help investors achieve wonderful investment results at a little or no risk of permanent loss of capital.
You see, successful investing is simple but not easy. It’s not easy because it requires patience and three other actions that are not easy to master. These actions are:
- Save money that you can invest for the long-term
- Invest wisely and at a rate of returns that beat inflation and market averages, and
- Avoid major investment mistakes that lead to permanent loss of capital
It’s as simple as that. However, as simple as these three actions are; only very few individuals can undertake them successfully on their own; and the inability to do so is the reason why most people either do not invest in stocks or do so at a loss. To overcome this setback, you either have to look for people that can help you undertake these actions successfully or acquire the right knowledge of how to do so on your own. To do otherwise will most likely lead to mediocre returns like most other investors or lead to permanent loss of capital. The AOE Investors’ Club is set up to help people who want to invest in stocks undertake successfully, the last two of these three important actions.
But before we can help you, you will have to help yourself by undertaking the first action yourself. For most people, the hardest part of the investment process is saving money for investment. For without savings there cannot be investment. The more money you can save and successfully invest; the better off your financial condition will be. While we can help you to invest your money wisely and also help you to avoid making major investment mistakes; we cannot help you to save. That’s your sole responsibility. If you are ready to do your part (to save), then, you can count on us at the AOE Investors’ Club for wise investment advice and the avoidance of permanent loss of capital.
The AOE Investors’ Club is a collection of disciplined and long-term oriented investors who are using part of their present resources to take advantage of wonderful investment opportunities in the stock markets. And if you are like one of us-desirous of using part of your existing asset to create a better tomorrow (either for yourself or for your loved ones)-we invite you to join us; otherwise, we wish you good luck in your own endeavor.
Akingbe Olatunji Eliu
“A lot of people must have told you by now that it’s important to get a good education, so you can find a promising career that pays you a decent wage. But they may not have told you that in the long run, it’s not just how much money you make that will determine your future prosperity. It’s how much of that money you put to work by saving it and investing it”-Peter Lynch