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Sunday 10 April 2011

I score distinctions in my exam but not in the stock market

Just For Thinking ...

Studying for School Exam

You are intelligent and very hardworking too. When you study hard and do more than what is required in your course, and you may score distinctions in many subjects in your field of study.

Studying for Stock Market Test

You are intelligent and work very hard in the stock market. You analyze very hard either fundamental or technical or both. You also study hard and wide (serious reading and understanding) on lots of finance and investment book. You even attended Gurus conducted workshops, seminars and training courses .

You trained yourself hard to become discipline of Dr. E, Mr. W, Prof. G or Guru Z; but still not doing well in the stock market. Why?

Possible Explanation

In your school exam, you are tested on what should you know. If you have learned more than what you should know then you can score distinctions.

But, the Test in the stock market are not the same exam in the school. The stock market doesn't set Test on what you have learned and should have know. But, it will punish you hard if you don't know and don't learn.

To do well in the stock market; it may require more than knowing more than studying harder. It is not the same as studying for your school exam; otherwise most of the scholars and 1st Class Hons graduates will become richer in the stock market.


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  3. hi,

    to me,

    as if crunching numbers and analysing stocks will make a lot of pple rich. i doubt. it's more of wasting previous time. i see lots of pple analysing what fcf patmi...to me its senseless if u going for long haul of 2 decades say.

    one simple but powerful way would be to identify a few businesses whiuch pays increasing dividends for the past 20 years, or the longer the better. go into the,. and let the dividends compound. dont need to look at it. and u don't need to score As or do S papers to know the power of compoundation.

    eg jmh, mcd, colgate etc

    then just earn and spend once u have that seed money working.

    happy retirement when the time comes.

    paul low


  4. ya lol!
    My maths koyak. My Singlish the English can not understand.
    Neither can you i am sure.
    At least sometimes you don't.

    i thank GOD i still have my commonsense intact.
    And the derring-do to survive in this difficult world.

  5. It is better to be mediocre but outperform the intelligent! I had a several friends who have extremely good brains. Top scholars, PHD holders, and extremely hardworking and in fact very nice chaps too. They had been involved in many startups since more than a decades a year and always received awards for the their inventions. The problem is eventually the startups will loose steam because while it receives awards, it does not EARN money! So they start another new startups, same thing happen again 3-4 times already.

    To me, while we need to know ourselves extremely well to create something beautiful, we also need to know understand the people or market around us really well too. Then the something beautiful we creates with our HARDWORK/KNOWLEDGE couple with the RIGHT TIMING can creates WONDERS in the MARKET!


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