Minesh Bhindi, what is the BIGGEST RISK?
The biggest risk is an external, uh, situation happening in your life that forces you out of an investment earlier than you wanted to be in it. You know, and that's really the, for most people when they're investing in the stock market, a margin call comes along and that wipes out, you know, 50% of their portfolio. We don't get involved with margin, we don't get involved with leverage. So for us, the biggest, the single biggest risk is a life situation happens. You don't have enough reserves and now you need to get out. And while you need to do that, the market is down 10% because it's, it's, it's going through a standard correction, uh, that it does every, every 18 months anyway. So that's really the biggest risk. The, if anyone wants to get involved with investing, there's two parts to it. The first part is actually making money.
And the second part is investing money. What a lot of people get these two things completely mixed up. The other way around. When you're investing money, which is what we do, you want to invest with money that you're not going to miss for 10 years. If it just, if the market shuts down for 10 years, then you know, as Warren Buffett says, you're not going to miss that money. You've got to have enough cash reserves or a lot of people I find are doing is approaching, I don't have any money. I want to make money. Let me go use an investment strategy to do that. And that's not, that's not the right way of doing it. Go make the money first, have the reserves and then start investing. Otherwise, if a life event comes along, you're going to be forced out of a market and people like me are going to buy all your stock at 50% of the value.