6 Attributes of Successful Investors
Hello folks! Thanks for stopping by The Green Swan. Today I wanted to spend some time reflecting back on my investing past and give what I consider are the 6 attributes of successful investors.
First, let me start by giving an overview of my background. I’ve been in the finance field for 10 years. While I started in a role at a community bank, my career has taken me through an evolution of roles working with small businesses, middle market clients, and now large corporate companies. This has given me vast experience in seeing deals and transactions of varying sizes and differing viewpoints and considerations.
My role has lent itself (pun intended) to having an inside look at over a hundred completed or attempted/considered acquisitions and transactions. Many of these deals required deep dives into the respective companies and business operations including due diligence sessions with top executives. Continue reading 6 Attributes of Successful Investors
Time to Sell Investments or Hoard Cash?
Hello folks! Thanks for visiting The Green Swan. Lately I have felt the urgency to explain why I do not plan on selling investments or hoarding cash. And instead, I will actually keep on investing as part of my normal course.
I can already hear it now…
“But it’s been a bull market for almost 8 years, Swan! It can’t keep going up forever. Haven’t you seen the news, we are destined for another crash and it could be bad. Yada yada…”
Since 2008, everyone and their mother have called for the next crash and forecasts for “the perfect storm”. Bank failures, the Eurozone, the Eurozone again, China, Brexit; anything and everything will result in the pending crash. Yes, these are compelling stories and highly-rated news programs feel the same. But highly-rated new programs don’t get that way by telling stories about blue skies and sunny days…except maybe in San Diego.
Well, for the sake of sounding Pollyannaish, let me present the flip-side. Continue reading Time to Sell Investments and Hoard Cash?