Why should you invest? While there are many reasons, we think Warren Buffet’s famous words sum it up nicely: “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”. Yes, this is exactly why we think you should invest. A single seed planted today, may eventually grow into a tree and provide you countless benefits. Similarly, any amount of financial investment made today will most probably grow over time and accumulate. There is every chance that $100 invested today may equal more than $100 after 10 years. On the contrary, a $100 bill stored in your wallet for ten years will definitely stay a $100 bill, unless you possess some magical powers to change it. You might also be wondering if my investment is guaranteed to grow and accumulate. Well, to address this, is not so simple.
Experts usually use sophisticated financial tools, market research and many years of personal experience to identify where and how to invest. Even after this entire process, there is still no guarantee. But wait, do not leave, the best part is still to come. When we look at the historical data of the financial markets, we see that on average, most investments grow in the long term. Do you now see where we are headed? While it is very common for any investment to shrink and grow from time to time, over an extended period of time, say 10 years, it is very likely for your financial investment to have ultimately grown. We are aware that there are many questions still unanswered. Keep an eye out for our future posts, you will definitely find very interesting material on those questions. This is just the beginning.