Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Starter's Guide To The Stock Market


This is Dedicated to all my friends and relatives who have been asking me about the stock market.


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Take the first step. 




Open An Account! I notice karamihan sa mga nagtatanong, hangang dito lang. Tanong about stocks, pano kumita, etc. pero never nag oopen ng account. Please lungs, don't waste precious time. Once you open an account, the excitement naturally comes in. Trust me. Parang yung feeling na may napanalunan ka sa mall raffle, tapos pag dating mo sa claim booth, ballpen lang pala. #realtalk

Hindi mo kailangang maging super yaman para uminvest. Sa halagang P10,000 ay makakapag open ka na ng investment account. Maid nga ni Bo Sanchez nakapag invest. 

What's your excuse?


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Yes. The Stories are True.

I know we have heard some stories from people na kumita ng malaki sa stocks. "A friend of a friend" na kumita ng 6 digits, 7, and even 8 or more. Parang scam lang. Pero I'm sure mas marami kayong mga narinig na nalugi. 5 figures, 6, 7, pati mga life savings. Yung tipong pati bahay at aso binenta na dahil sa laki ng lugi. 




Akala mo joke pero hindi. Sometimes exagge na yung mga kwento pero sa mundo ng stocks, anything goes!

People who lose in the stock market and tell you not to invest kasi gambling siya are people you want to, but at the same time don't want to listen to. Bitter ocampo sila. Sino ba namang hindi mabibitter after malugi? So let us learn from their example. 



Parang exam lang. Pag hindi ka nag aral, don't expect na pumasa ka. 

But for those who work hard and invest their time in financial literacy or learning how the market works, sure ako you won't be bitter in the end. Who knows? You could be the next billionaire like lolo Warren Buffet.

Kaya Aral Muna Bago Invest. 


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Manage Expectations

In stocks, pwede kang kumita ng up to +50% in a day. So if you have P1,000 invested sa isang stock at kinabukasan ay umabot sa kisame, abay siguradong may pang eat-all-you-can-for-two ka na. From 1k to 1.5k in a day. Imagine that. Kaso, once in a blue moon lang nangyayari yan. Okay lang. Libre mangarap. 

Pero you have to understand na hindi sa lahat ng panahon maayos ang takbo ng merkado. May mga seasons na mabilis kumita, and may mga season na mas madaling olats. Parang internet connection mo lang. Sasabihin ay up to 1MBPs pero yung average speed mo ay mga 50-200KBPs lang. 

Pwedeng pwede ka ring malugi ng -50% in a day! Kapag yan na experience mo, good bye eat all you can, Hello pancit canton!


Kaya know the seasons when and when not to invest. Again. Aral aral din pag may time.


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Look for credible Mentors

In this field, It's dog eat dog. Hindi lahat ng expert sa stocks gusto ka tulungan. At hindi lahat ng "expert" ay expert, kasi pwedeng nagmamarunong lang dahil kumita noong bull market or naka jackpot sa isang super stock. Pwede ring Scammer! Maraming ganyan. Lakas mamigay ng investment advice pero olats naman sa trades. Parang yung classmate mo lang nung college or high school na itatawag nating si Fe, ang galing mamigay ng love advice pero No Boyfriend Since Birth. 

Ironic.

Kapag may ginyos na nagmamagaling dahil nga "magaling" siya sa kanyang investment calls, simple lang para malaman kung siya ay legit. Ask for proof. Ask for historical transactions or a ledger.

Kung wala siyang mapakita, jokingly say
"Pics or It Didn't happen."
And slowly walk away.

Learning alone is possible naman. Having someone to guide you speeds up everything. Pero pag nagkamali ka ng pagpili ng mentor, for sure speed up din yung losses mo. Kaya wag magpapa ulol!

Take every advice with a grain of salt.


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Final Words of Advice

Now, they say that at some point when people invest in stocks, marami ang nagiging relehiyoso. Lalong-lalo na kapag ipit na ang kanilang investment. 


But "Buy and Pray" is the worst strategy of all. Kapag ginawa mo ito, Juice Colored! Dinamay mo pa ang Diyos sa kalokohan mo at nakipag kompitensya ka pa sa mga tumataya sa loto.

Pero know this : 

Wala pa akong kilalang successful na investor or trader na hindi umincurr ng loss. Normal po yan. Consider these losses as your tuition. The only time your loss becomes a loss is when you don't learn from them.


Never give up. Dati rin akong baguhan at olats.

Nagmamahal, 

ZF



PS. 






Ganito pala ang ibig sabihin ng "let your money work for you" nakatambay lang ako sa bahay nyan at walang ginagawa. P1,500,000 in 5 Trading Days. Parang Scam lang...



 Pero legit.


10 comments:

  1. Wish ko lang idol maging mentor kita... kaso sobrang hirap makapasok sa seminars mo. Patulong naman, hehe.

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  2. hopefully mayroon for ofw's na seminar sir zee ;-)

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    1. There will be in the future. Probably next year pa.

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  3. pano po kayo maging mentor? mahal po ba ang mga seminars nyo? L.

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    1. We have a mentorship program. It costs quite a bit. http://zeefreaks.blogspot.com/p/the-zft-program.html
      As for seminars, it isn't available as of the moment. Probably next year.

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  4. Gusto ko din po sana maging mentor kayo, kaya lang po pang estudyante pa lang po budget ko.. sana po may program din po kayo para sa mga college student. Lalo na sa mga kagaya kung umaasa lang sa 2000 allowance per month :)

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  5. boss curious lang same uncommitted shares pero averages price nabago wala namang nabawas or nadagdag

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  6. Thanks boss ZF for very uplifting message.

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  7. mr. ZF sana magkaron kayo nang kahit seminar lang na mejo affordable sa mga ibang tao na hindi kayang i avail ung mentorship program nyo. parang tulong nyo narin sa mga gusto matutu tulad ko. salamat mr. ZF.

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