Investment is such a loaded word. It covers a wide area, I guess similar to the word ‘science’. If you’re not from that world, reading content about it is likely to make you confused at some point or another. You need A to understand B to understand C to understand D. This is why beginners find investing intimidating in the beginning.
What I’m going to attempt in this article is to kind of explain those investment terms using analogies, examples, and memes. I’m covering: Technical analysis, fundamental analysis, hedge, arbitrage, ROI, equity, options, futures, IPO, ICO, bull and bear market, and pump-and-dump.
Disclaimer: not a financial expert. If any of my personal understanding below is wrong, please comment and I’ll edit.
I don’t shout out this fact often, but I used to work at an international women’s rights organisation. I can answer most questions you have on women’s human rights, or at least point you in the right direction.
Personal activism is important to me, and I try to implement the lessons I learned during working in NGOs in this blog, in a way that is non-discriminatory to all. I hope that showed through.
If you haven’t noticed, the subject I am most passionate about is financial literacy. In this post I want to invite you to do some personal activism to help the gender that tend to be both overworked and underpaid. Women, in general, earn less than men, retire/stop working earlier than men, and has a longer retirement period to worry about (longer life expectancy). This post is written for the male reader in mind, but I invite everyone to do their part.
Here are 4 things guys can do for women in their lives.
#1 Talk to her about investing
Like many people around the world, I’m disappointed by Trump’s win in the U.S. elections. Personal reasons aside, what’s done is done. But as it stands, the ripple effect of Trump’s presidency will be felt worldwide, even for us Malaysians who literally live halfway across the world.
My personal opinion is that Trump’s selfish
America-first privileged white people-first economic plan won’t work, and even if it did, it would be to the expense of the rest of us global citizens. A group of 370 economists – including not one, but eight Nobel-prize winners think that his plan is crap, too.
Still. If we can’t change his plan, we can still plan around it, until a better U.S. president comes along. This is how I plan to manage my money during Trump presidency for the next four years. I divided this post into three aspects of money management: spending, investing and earning money.
You know you gotta invest. That’s how you can achieve financial freedom. But dude, there’s way, WAY too many investment options out there. Some are legit, some are not. How do you know which ones are investment scams?
As someone who reads/works/writes about finance, I like to think that I can make that snap judgement whether an investment opportunity is legit or not. The last thing I want is an ‘investment’ that actually scams me out of my money, you know? In a Lowyat thread I was recently reading, this girl was lamenting her father’s tendency to get sucked into such ‘investments scams’, which resulted in him losing much of his money. Fella’s retired, too 🙁 My heart breaks for this girl.
So I thought, Imma write about what I know about spotting un-legit investments.
On 29th December 2015, I became a proud owner of a bitcoin.
Well, to be exact, I own 1.0516 bitcoins. I’m planning to get some more.
Edit 31 Dec 2015: I now own 3.20 bitcoins yay
Edit 29 Jan 2016: 6.88 btcs 🙂
Btw, my wallet code is 13Pmx3xcZA81RKu11Z4iUnWQph5VyA72f2 (in case any of you want to donate 😉
Interested in my journey in buying Bitcoins in Malaysia and what I found out on the way? Read on..