Welcome to this comprehensive online course, inspired by an iFast TV session I led back in January 2022. Though the interest rate environment and market have shifted significantly since then, this course allows you to look back and examine how we identified key investment trends well in advance.
#1. Understanding Secular Trend Investing and Its Impact on You
The first lesson introduces you to secular trend investing, an investment strategy that may have played a crucial part in Warren Buffett's legendary success. Delve into the mysteries of the market and learn how to leverage these strategies to boost your investment returns. Begin your journey now!
#2. The Uprising of Interest Rates and the Decline of Bond Investing
In the second lesson, I discuss the looming retirement crisis and the perils linked with bond investments. Delve into the intriguing story of Bill Gross, the so-called "Bond King", and learn how fluctuating interest rates shaped his triumph and ultimate downfall. Understand the potential hazards in the bond market back in 2022, particularly as interest rates sit near zero with an expectation of a rise that could result in a drop in bond prices.
#3. Inflation - A Necessary Evil in the Post-Pandemic World
The third lesson uncovers a harsh reality - savings alone might not be enough to secure your retirement, particularly in the aftermath of a global pandemic. As the world recovers, a deliberate surge in inflation poses a threat, potentially draining your savings earlier than expected.
#4. The Metaverse - A Multidecade Opportunity for Investors and Entrepreneurs
In the fourth lesson, we explore the captivating world of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and NFTs and their potential impact on the concept of the Metaverse. Learn how the pandemic has sped up our transition towards a more virtual existence, and how the Metaverse, a unique blend of social media, online gaming, and AR/VR, is poised to revolutionize our lives. Gain insights into the risks and opportunities in this digital frontier and artificial intelligence, which presents a multidecade opportunity for investors and entrepreneurs.
#5. Navigating the Common Pitfalls of Secular Trend Investing
In the final lesson, I unveil the common pitfalls of secular trend investing, taking Alibaba's stock history as a case study. I dissect the philosophy of "Diamond hands" investing and highlight the dangers of sticking too firmly to a single investment idea. We'll decipher the calculations behind investment returns, explain the importance of limiting losses, and stress the need for maintaining emotional balance when dealing with your investments.
This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge to better understand market trends, analyze investment strategies, and make informed financial decisions. Happy learning!