I have never understood the stock market.
My brother is a savvy investor who makes money in the market. One of my best girlfriends worked on Wall Street and Bay Street and makes money in the markets. Her spouse is a portfolio manager turned investment writer and he makes money in the markets.
I, on the other hand, have always lost money in the markets. Every time! I have always felt more comfortable with the thought of controlling my own money. That has meant in the past buying real estate, generally problem real estate, then fixing it. I still love to do that when I have the opportunity.
Everyone has their abilities. The key is figuring out which of your abilities will make you some money.
Words to live by…