Small Time Investing; Big Time Rewards
by Bradley Voight on 11/05/12
Please let me preface this post by saying that I am not endorsing Monster Energy products nor am I suggesting that anyone buy any particular securities. I am simply using Monster as an example to illustrate what is possible in the internet age. In February of 2004, Monster Energy Company (formerly Hansen Natural Co.) was a 42 cent per share stock. Despite the recent negative news surrounding this stock it closed last week at $44.03. So here is the arithmetic: if you invested $100 @ $.42 cents per share in 2/2004, you would have $10,000 as of last Fridays' close, here is a link to the chart for Monster; notice in the lower right that the stock is up over 50,000% since 1996. http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=MNST+Interactive#symbol=mnst;range=my;compare=;indicator=sma(50,200)+volume;charttype=candlestick;crosshair=on;ohlcvalues=0;logscale=off;source=undefined;
This year alone I have picked up at least $450 worth of aluminum cans. I have an online brokerage account which I was able to start for just $500. In this age of free information I am searching high and low for companies that could be the next 50,000% gainer and they ARE out there. The trend is your friend and a rising tide lifts all boats. These are the phrases that make the rich rich and our ignorance of them keeps you and I on the treadmill. Energy drinks were the trend and if your boat (your money) was in the water than the rising tide multiplied your money.
I encourage all who read this to understand the possibilities that exist today
in the internet age. I emphasize today
because the web is like cable TV. We were lured in by no commercials and now there are more commercials on cable than on antenna TV! The web is mostly free but it is easing toward pay for your information and before it is all over you will have to pay per click. Right now is THE TIME
to make use of the free resources of sites like Stockcharts.com
. The economy is transitioning in many ways. New technologies are sprouting up across the industrial, medical, and commercial spectrum and new trends are being formed as we speak. Think about it, that smartphone you have did not exist in the market just 15 years ago and several companies have enjoyed massive growth due to this new technology. The opportunities are out there so build your scrap pile, cash it in, and take your small money to the market and help it grow up big and strong.