It is a known fact that the notion of investing is to make OUR MONEY make MORE MONEY for us.
Although there have been decade-old debates on which is the best or most effective way to do it;
whether it’s by capital gain or dividends…
local stocks or international stocks…
it doesn’t seem like anyone is getting axiomatic answers anytime soon.
What IS certain though, it that almost EVERY INVESTOR HAS THE SAME ONE STRUGGLE:
Finding investments that appear to be the most promising…
Or at least one that can convince the voices in our head that it is not a bad idea.
When interviewed, investors, especially the novices, would usually cite their biggest barrier to successful investing to be FINDING THE RIGHT STARTING POINT.
Where do we begin to look?
Do we listen to our colleague who says we should invest in a software company?
Or do we invest in big names like Starbucks because that’s where we get our morning coffee?
And how can we be sure that it is a good investment?
And when we finally find salvation to the first problem in the form of friends or acquaintances who knows a thing or two about investing,
comes the second challenge.
Another colleague comes along and tells you that software company is a bad idea…
and instead, tells you to invest in banks.
Who do you listen to now?
After you’ve picked one, ignoring the fact that you know virtually nothing about it anyway,
the third challenge shows up.
WHICH COMPANY GIVES YOU THE BEST RETURNS?
Do you want one that gives you capital returns or dividends?
We too were initially riddled with these obstacles until WealthPark team member Eric,
revealed how he found Yum China (which, coincidentally was also in our article last week) while he was looking for a good investment.
On top of that, he’d also set the “Sector” tab with consumer products and services, things he’s most familiar with.
Here are some of the surprising results he found apart from Yum China:
1. GreenTree Hospitality Group Ltd
Currently operating 221,529 hotel rooms across 290 cities in China, this company holds brand names like GreenTree Eastern, Gme and several others.
2. Medifast Inc.
Medifast manufactures and distributes weight loss and healthy living products in the form of cereal, pretzels, oatmeals and the sorts through various channels.
Eric was of course, thrilled when he found one of his favourite fast food chains in the results.
However, we still couldn’t help but wonder what happened when he changed the “SC Type” to “Cow” i.e dividend companies.
We could’ve sworn we saw a glimpse of the word “Sony” when he did…
Disclaimer: All facts and opinions presented are for educational purposes only. This is not a recommendation to buy or to sell. The author(s) involved in the writing of this piece do not have current vested interest of the company. Please consult a competent professional for expert financial, or other assistance or legal advice.