Global Investing Fundamentals



Global investing fundamentals can really help us get ahead especially during the wonderful investing times we are seeing now.

Most of the press are writing about the world sliding into recession.

Good.

There doom and gloom creates positive global investing fundamentals for those of us who can see through the illusion.

Let the press frighten other business people and investors. That seems to be the medias’s job or at least the goal. We can focus on reality instead.

Lee Kuan Yew put it succinctly in a recent interview.

Lee Kuan Yew led Singapore to independence and served as its first prime minister. He was regularly re-elected from 1959 until he stepped down in 1990. Under his leadership, Singapore became a wealthy financial – industrial city state despite a lack of natural resources. He left office in 1990 but has remained as Singapore’s Minister Mentor. I have watched Singapore since the late 1960s when I first travelled there. Everything I have read and seen leads me to believe that he is a very bright guy.

Last week UPI’s editor at large, Arnaud de Borchgrave, interviewed him. Here is what Lee Kuan Yew had to say about the press when asked why democracies don’t produce great statesmen anymore.

“You now have, and I don’t know how long this phase will last, mass media domination, owned by a group of media barons who want constant change for their balance sheets.”

This is the long and short of a very important global investing fundamental. The media want you worried. They want you tuned to the TV or your nose glued to the daily rag.

During the upcoming months you are likely to see a lot of headlines about recessions, depressions, economic horror and financial collapse.

Do not buy into this!

Instead remember the following global investing fundamentals.

#1: You can never predict markets in the short term because they are controlled by human emotions. Markets will always bounce up and down. Times of high market performance will always be followed by periods of low growth.

#2: You can always count on markets in the long run because they are controlled by universal laws of supply and demand.

#3: The world has a growing population learning how to produce more and being paid more to do so. In other words there is growing supply and demand.

#4: A continual flow of new technology continues to support a growing global economy that enhances wealth for all.

#5: Short term downturns (such as we are seeing now) create good value.

#6: The press profits from making downturns look worse than they are.

#7: Downturns are natural and good…part of nature’s rhythm. When downturns are magnified by the press, greater opportunity is created for investors who ignore daily economic noise, short term fluctuations and seek good value instead.

My guess (one I am backing with my investments) is that we are heading into the best time to invest since 1982 when the Dow had slid sideways for 14 years.

Everyone felt a disaster was coming. The richest growth in the history of mankind came instead.

With that thought, have a great weekend and may all your worries turn into riches instead.

Gary

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