A 20-something person on Quora shared a link to the article Millennials Are Afraid to Invest from CNBC and said “that’s me.”
Millennials should be scared NOT to invest. One sentence in the article tells you the huge price they will pay for this fear: Millennials could retire at 104 if they continue their conservative investment habits!
Please don’t set yourself up for failure by missing out on investing. Other people have learned how to invest and make money from the stock market (like me). Unlike most of them, however, I don’t want to be the only one earning big profits. I want to teach others how to do it too.
That is especially true for Millennials. You have more decades than most of us to watch your profits grow from your investing.
To say it’s too complicated to invest is a cop-out. You have probably gone to college to learn very complicated subjects and earn a degree. Learning the AIM method (Automated Investing Method) which I teach is a hell of a lot easier to learn than any college degree. (I know because I have a Bachelor’s degree in History and Government and Bachelor’s in Accounting and a year and a half at law school.)
The essence of AIM is that it is a contrarian investing method. It gives you the insight AND discipline to buy low, sell high, or do nothing when prices are flat.
AIM is a scientific investing method. That is the other way it is contrarian – because most people rely on emotions rather than logic for their buying and selling decisions. (Or emotions prevent them from ever getting started as the CNBC article showed.)
Maybe the real reason too many Millennials are afraid to invest is that they just haven’t found a good teacher or easy enough system to use. That’s where I can help.
If you happen to be a Millennial who found this blog post, you need to stop being a victim of your emotions and instead use some logic with me.
Which of these conversations sound more like the thoughts in your head?
Emotion: The sky is falling, investments can go down, there are recessions blah, blah, blah. I should bury my head in the sand and what the heck — when I get old I can always become a Wal-Mart greeter!
Logic: Smart, successful investing is the only way I will have the future I want. Since economies always have recessions like the dot.com bust & the 2008-2009 financial meltdown, I need a way that takes advantage of big dips and helps me buy very cheap investments when they are down — automatically.
Hey, Jeff’s AIM investing method works even better for the long-term when there is a severe recession.
My 10 Dow Jones stock portfolio started in 1993. It went through the dot.com meltdown AND the financial meltdown in 2008-2009.
I was buying shares of American Express in 2009 for one portfolio at $9 a share. Eight years later, in 2017, American Express stock was selling for about $95.00 a share.
I still have the same 10 stocks in that portfolio 24 years later. The $15,000 starting amount has grown to over $155,000 – up 935%.
And I have kept about half of this portfolio in cash the entire time!!
I know what you might be thinking. Why not have zero amount in cash and make twice as much money? (After you stop dreaming about having $15,000 grow to over $155,000 in 24 years.)
You see, the 50% of cash in AIM has many advantages. For one thing, this cash gives you a ready source of capital to invest more into a stock when the price drops. If you didn’t have any cash available, you would be locked into your investment. You would feel trapped – a helpless victim to whatever happens in the market.
That’s how a lot of millennials feel right now. Maybe you too?
You need to change that — before you waste any more time and money being afraid to invest.
There are a lot of parents of Millennials who are trying to encourage their children to start investing early. They have seen either the benefits of investing over the long haul – or the stress of trying to make up time by starting later in life. I hear from them as newsletter subscribers.
With AIM, you become someone who has confidence and peace of mind from your investing, because you know exactly what to do, and when.
With AIM, you look forward to changes in the stock market because you know you are in a capable and confident position to profit from it.
We need more millennials to be confident and wise about investing, not afraid of it. That’s why I’ve written my books, why I founded JJJ Investing Services, why I write a monthly newsletter, and why I’m writing this blog post.
Using the same logic as the person online who shared that article, she would never want to get married, buy a house, have kids, …
Don’t you want to conquer your fears and live a long, happy life?
If you want your life to include financial comfort and independence, you need to profit from what happens in the stock market. You need to be investing.
I am glad to help you.
P.S. Let me know how I can help you get started by writing to me on my Contact page or by sending me a message on Twitter: @jjjinvesting. If there is someone you care about who you believe needs to start investing, share this article with them so they can get in touch with me. I’ll be glad to help them too.
Disclaimer: The author of this article is not an investment adviser and gives only his personal view and opinion, never making any investment advice or recommendation to buy or sell specific securities. Investors in financial assets must do so at their own responsibility and with due caution as they involve a significant degree of risk. Before investing in financial assets, investors should do their own research and consult a professional investment adviser.