Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Just some record updates

I realize that, whether I like it or not, my readers feel that they are "betrayed" whenever I start to talk about technical analysis or speculative investing techniques. They like it when I talk like a value investor. I suppose a big number of my readers are calling themselves as value investors.

To be honest, I do not really know whether I'm a value investor. Not that I'm a fickle minded person. The way you invest is very closely related to who you're as a person. May be it's a good idea to talk a little bit about myself.

I do have a few characteristics that could fit into value investing school. I like to get my hands dirty to find investing ideas. I will dig into annual reports, trade magazine, etc.

I like to stay away from the limelight - professionally and personally. This allows me to think for myself without succumb to public opinion or peer pressures.

I dislike parties, dinners or networking(rub shoulder) sessions. Neither I'm an anti-social person nor a geek. Not that I do not have social skills but I just don't like it. In those networking sessions, everybody knows that everybody is taking advantage of everybody. Everybody thinks it is acceptable because they get something in return of what they want.

Long ago, I realize that the Bible is right, a man can never serves two masters. We got to choose one of them: God or money. It's not my contention to debate whether we should abandon one of them. It's not the question of abandonment but it's a question of priority. What is your priority #1. When you fell into a well of dilemma, which one would you give up?

A fire test will reveal who you are. If your house is on fire, what is the one thing you would like to save? A woman will come out with an answer quite easily. They will run straight into their kids. That's what a mother's instinct is. It's a natural automatic trigger for a mother without the need to think. Love is their priority #1.

I just realize that I care more of what other thinks of me when I start to blog. I did not realize this until recently. How can I walk down to a path that I've tried hard to avoid all these years? I was trying hard to stay away from this setting so that I'm not a subject to public scrutiny. I actually hate to see the number of readerships to grow because it will become more public, less private. I like things are small. Small is beautiful to me.

I was thinking to quit to reclaim my "private" space. It's too late for me to quit now. I made a promise to keep this blog alive for 15 years and I can't break this promise. I do not know how things will turn out. It is also not easy that I can say this is my blog. Therefore just say what I want. No, it's easy to say it out casually but not easy to do in reality. I already allow another "force" born. The battle will be on-going but I hope my original intentions of sharing knowledge and blessing will prevail.

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