Risk and Reward

It was a personal study project a few years ago.  I wanted to learn how the stock market worked.

I studied the DOW, mutual funds, stock valuation, etc.  I learned about P/E, P/B, P/CF – all kinds of terms, many of which I have since forgotten.

I decided to put my knowledge to work and invested $1000.00 in a few stocks and IPOs.  The results were astounding.  In less than three months that $1000.00 had become $6237.00

Not bad, you say.  But here’s the catch.  The profits were pretend.  They were all in a “dummy account.”  No actual money was invested, and no actual money was gained.  No risk – No reward.

That’s the way it is with personal growth and development.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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