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Sunday, 20 December 2009

Is Investing In Real-world Business Safer Than Stocks? - Part 3


Not surprising, 40% of the stalls are empty in Hougang Plaza Foodcourt, probably due to its new nasty neighbour - 24x7 air-con Kang Kar Food Court offering a 10% discount with Kopithiam card. How can old foodcourt compete when both food courts are selling almost the same kind of foods.

The only other stall at another coffeshop that biz is still so good is the Western food where new food court doesn't have one. No direct competitor.

From the perspective of pure financial return from investment dollars, I think investing in a real life small retail business can be more risky than investing in stocks.

When the real life retail business tumbles, the biz owner has to pump in more cash into the biz to keep it on going and end up with negative cash-flow; or else have to close shop.

This is somewhat similar to Margin, CFD or any other leverage trading, when the Market tumbles, the traders will be asked to top up the margin or the maintenance; or otherwise will be forced sell by the brokers.

For investing in stocks, when the stock prices tumble, investors don't need to put in more cash other than watching with horrors.

Do you still think that investing in stocks is more risky than investing in real life small retail business?

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