System Formation of Personalized Investing Styles (破茧而出)

Ein55 Newsletter No 066 - image - Cave

Throughout our investing journey, we may have learned many fragments of skills along the way, a bit here and there, some fundamental, some technical, a little on property, a bit on trader psychology, etc.

Halfway in the exploration journey, we may focus on certain direction, eg. forex trading, property investment, REIT dividend investing, etc, depending on the interest and opportunity of one person.

Each advanced trader or expert investor will need to digest and generalize all the styles, forming into a trading or investing system which aligned with own styles. It may take years or even whole life to refine these investing habits which eventually become part of our life styles.

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I have done the same process before with formation of 55 Ein55 Investing Styles. Many years ago, I closed myself in a room for nearly 1 month, day and night working through my 20 years of trading and investing experience, aiming to form an universal system of trading and investing. The Ein55 styles of investing system is subsequently applied and tested with over 2000 graduates with diversified background, refining each day until now. It could be a lifelong process as I am also enriching my knowledge each day.

I also did something similar for my PhD degree in engineering many years ago, integrating all the scientific knowledge learned into a computer model, which is similar to a system. Subsequently in my professional engineering career, I have published over 150 technical papers before I could be recognized as an international expert in the field of engineering. As an extension of my interest, I have been integrating science and engineering into investing world.

This is similar to ancient time, a kungfu master has to hide in a cave for years, tidying up and integrating all the thoughts and styles, one day finally breaks open the enclosure when one has mastered the skills with formation of a personalized system, could be on kungfu, engineering, investing or our whole life.

闭关修炼、破茧而出。

 

Invest in Golden Goose or Golden Egg?

Businessman holding a goose that lays golden eggs

In the investment world, a golden goose can be a giant stock with growing or highly profitable company.  The golden eggs could be the quarterly or yearly dividend distributed by the business to shareholders.  The golden goose or business could grow in size and therefore could produce bigger golden eggs in future.

If one could have a golden goose which could lay a golden egg once a year, should the investor sell the golden goose to exchange for a big sum of money in short time or collecting the golden eggs patiently over a long time?

This is exactly the dilemma of some investors who hold on to a stock which has both passive income (eg. yearly dividend which is a golden egg) and capital gains over the time (golden goose becomes larger in size).  They may get disappointed at later time if they keep the golden goose (stock) but the size (market cap and capital gains) could vary over the time, sometimes could have a weight loss or price loss of 50% during global financial crisis.

On the other hand, if they decide to sell the golden goose, it is a one-time profit, they may regret later when the golden goose becomes larger with more eggs laid consistently each year.

In fact, there is no right or wrong choice. They key is to ensure it must be a golden goose or a strong business.  Whether buy low sell high (selling the golden goose) or buy & hold (growing the golden goose and collecting the golden eggs) is just a choice, matching own’s personality. In general, we should have 10 golden goose in our investing farm. Sometimes we may sell a goose for immediate gains when the goose grows faster than expected.  When the crisis comes, we may use the cash from the gains to buy other golden goose at cheaper price.  At the same time, the farm has some other golden goose which could lay eggs consistently even during the global financial crisis, providing stability to our overall investment.

One has to learn how to choose a golden goose, knowing when to buy / sell the goose and whether to keep the goose for golden eggs.

 

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