One of the richest men on earth
One of the most successful investor of all times with an estimated net worth of over 80 billion dollars to this date has shared his methods for investing.
WARREN BUFFETT HOW ANYONE AN INVEST AND BECOME RICH
Warren Buffett, one of the most successful investors of all times, with an estimated net worth of over 80 billion dollars to this date, has shared his methods for investing. Having bought his first stock at eleven years of age and having a $53,000 to his name at 17. He sure knows a thing or two about this market and even though he spent a lifetime developing his skills. He’s now shared some very straightforward advice about investing that anyone can take advantage of. So in this video I’ll show you how you can invest your money safely and become filthy rich. Warren Buffett’s first rule is to simply think long term over short term. He might be going overboard with this concept and he’s truly embracing it around his entire life. He still lives in the same house he bought in 1958 and is also working at the very same desk since 50 years back and doesn’t use a computer but traditional pen and paper. Why Google when you can just use an outdated encyclopaedia book and spend 40 minutes maybe finding what you look for right? When it comes to computers he’s only sent one email in his life and I’ll tell you to who at the end of this vid. There you go it was sent to Jeff Raikes of Microsoft. Jeff Raikes, who is that you might ask? I have no idea.
Warren Buffett is still rocking the good old Nokia phone and to be fair that thing lasts longer than the 4 iPhones I’ve had in my life and he’s been quoted saying he doesn’t throw anything away until he’s had it for at least 20 to 25 years. So thinking long term is natural for him and the ability to resist. Selling has proved to be very successful for him. So having that said the reason for why he’s holding onto what he buys is because he does his homework and does so very well. He stated many times that he spends 80% of his day reading and catching up with the latest news and what companies to investing in. He thinks about life and investing as learning as much as he can and reads between 600-1000 pages every single day. So before he makes an investments he makes sure he knows the ins and outs and has a deep understanding or even the smallest details of the operations in a business he wants to invest in. And he tends to invest in huge companies that he thinks has the ability to live and strive for a long time and it makes the matter for that investing is a lot like baseball and instead of swinging at every ball that comes his way he waits for just the right pitch. He’s got the patience to watch pitch after pitch go by until just the right one comes his way and even when people are screaming to swing he remains calm and have trust in himself and only swings at the pitches that’s in his area. When he’s done his research and an opportunity comes along to investing that’s in his area of expertise that’s when he goes for the home run and hits big. However not many people have a time or money to read for eight hours a day and invest a few billions in the biggest companies like Warren Buffett and it’s not a strategy that anyone can apply and find success with. And I wanted to make a video explaining how absolutely anyone can invest and become rich without taking time to read and grasp what they invest in, which is why I’m super excited to share this with you.
So in reading the Berkshire Hathaway annual report of 2013. One of the most interesting paragraphs I found was on page 20 where he gave a very simple and straightforward advice about investing. He says my money is where my mouth is. What I advise here is essentially identical to certain instructions I’ve laid out in my will. So in his will he’s demanded that the future of his family’s money should be invested such as this, put 10% of the cash in short-term government bonds and 90% in a very low-cost S&P 500 index fund and he finishes it off by stating I believe the trust long term results from this policy will be superior to those attained by most investors. I told you he was straightforward didn’t I. And don’t try to outplay the market but instead play with it, no man or machine can predict the ups and downs of the market. Well except for Warren Buffett maybe. So it would be foolish to try to beat it when you can simply join it. The very same formula was also mentioned in Tony Robbins book Money Master Game and index funds really seems to be the future of investing because the market will always rise in the long term and that’s essentially what you invest in the market. And the S&P; 500 contains all the 500 largest companies that trades on the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ. So instead of picking stocks individually you can now own a piece of all of the biggest companies such as Apple, Microsoft and Google. Like I discussed earlier Warren Buffett is an expert in picking the best companies out of these 500 and invest huge amounts in them but this will save you time and you have a very secure investment that can bring great returns over time and investing in an index fund is very secure since a single company might go bankrupt, however the market will not. And you don’t have to stick to only the US market but could also invest in the European and Asian markets that’s also doing very well. And you can even invest in global index funds to own a part of the biggest companies in the world. And for the other 10% the short-term government bonds is a very low risk, low cost alternative. Short term bonds are very attractive to investors because they are very stable and consistently rising. However the returns tends to be smaller and I have taken a very similar but slightly more aggressive approach investing as Warren Buffett is suggesting and had great results with it.
And I’ll link to Berkshire Hathaway annual report in the description if you want to read it and I’ll finish off this video through Warren Buffett’s own words “the goal of the non-professional should not be to pick winners but should rather be to own a cross-section of businesses that in aggregate are bound to do well. Hope you enjoyed it slam bangle that like button if you did and I’ll see you in the next one.
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