Invest In Yourself!

 

Hello, all!

It might be hard to believe this, but January is almost half over.  If you set any goals, objectives or resolutions for 2019, today, January 15, is a great day to take stock of your activity so far.

Whether you call them “resolutions” or some other name, the things we hope to accomplish in the coming year as the ball drops usually have one thing in common: they’re investments in ourselves.

What is interesting is that many of us who resolve to “invest in ourselves” end up doing so in pretty much every way except, well…investing.

And investing is the only way by which most of us will be able to maintain a comfortable standard of living in our old age.

Don’t get me wrong.  Adopting healthy habits – diet, exercise, quitting smoking – is of utmost importance to living a long and rewarding life.  In fact, it’s a must!

But if you don’t pay attention to your financial health by way of long-term investing, you may be physically fit at age 80, but you could be cash poor.

I don’t want to see that happen to you.  I don’t want to see that happen to anyone.

I’m hoping that you’ll take a look at the short book I wrote, which I linked to at the beginning and end of this post.  It’s called The Stock Market is For Everyone.  I called it that because I believe that.

It’s an easy read.  I made it that way because most people who write about money and finance do it in a way that is over the average person’s head.

It’s also not boring.  I talk about myself in there, and about regular people living regular lives.

I don’t discuss trendlines, or moving averages, or any other such term commonly found in books about stocks.  I talk about companies – what they do, what they’re working on, what they produce, how they’re run.

An investor should know what he or she is investing in.  A chart or a graph isn’t going to tell you that.

I’m happy to hear from people that my book has changed the way they think about investing and has inspired many of them to start doing it.

So how about it?  Today’s January 15.  No better time than the present to reaffirm your commitment to invest in yourself.

Do it today.

 

My book, The Stock Market is For Everyone, is a short guide for the beginning, inexperienced investor that is easy to understand and can be put into action immediately.

Click the image of the book at left to be taken to its Amazon page.  (Disclosure: As a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, I earn a small commission on each sale generated through these links.)

 

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Is Apple Worth 10 Trillion?

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If you’ve read my investment guide, The Stock Market Is For Everyone, you know my tortured history with Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL).

Fast forward 10 years, and the company now owns the greatest consumer product in history.  No consumer product has generated more sales and been more profitable than the iPhone.

I know this might sound crazy, but I don’t think Apple is done growing.

In fact, they may very well be on the verge of creating something that’s as big, or maybe even bigger, than the iPhone.

Have you heard the story of how a woman’s life was saved because her Apple Watch sent her an alert of a pending heart attack?  She went straight to the hospital, and averted a possible tragedy.  I don’t know about you, but that made the Apple Watch a must-own item for me.

Yesterday, Apple hosted an annual event highlighting what’s new.  They announced that the new version of the Apple Watch will have EKG functionality!  That’s crazy!!!

It looks like Apple is at the beginning a pivot to transform itself into a medical device maker along with a technology company.

Just think: how many watches could Apple sell if health insurance covered it?

The global addressable market is in the trillions, and Apple will take a sizable share of this market.

So can Apple double from here?  Absolutely!!!

The bigger question in my mind is: can it grow 10 times from here?  The law of large numbers says no.  However…I think the next 25 years are going to be amazing for investors, and we will see valuations you never thought we’d see!

 

My book, The Stock Market is For Everyone, is a short guide for the beginning, inexperienced investor that is easy to understand and can be put into action immediately.

Click the image of the book at left to be taken to its Amazon page.  (Disclosure: As a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, I earn a small commission on each sale generated through these links.)