After months of reading, I still don't understand economy.
It doesn't make sense.
Sometime people behave as what the theory suggests and sometime they just go to the other end.
Forecast and target are meant to be missed.
I'm not really sure anymore whether there is any knowledge or insight I can make from it.
When things seemed to be really bad, Euro survived. (at least until 2011)
My heart was put into stress testing when my portfolio shrunk from +20% at peak all the way down to -30%.
Then, with a lot of magic and no real economic support, it climbed all the way back to a 10% surplus in TWO WEEKS.
So, what did I gain from such an experience?
I guess I no longer enjoy games that require wrist or thumb works.
I should be grateful about my car even though:
1) The suspension system is tough, the car gets really bumpy on Malaysian road.
2) The bumpiness causes serious vibration to the other parts of the car. Some of the plastic gets loose and produces random noise.
3) Has no resale value since it's under appreciated.
4) The fuel consumption is not optimized for city drive. (Unless you're more careful on stepping the pedal)
But yeah, it's a good horse in her own way.
I have learnt several things in the recent months.
The single and most important change in me is to be more selfish.
I'm fucked enough times to learn that I can't make everyone happy without making myself unhappy.
People just don't appreciate what you have done for them.
Instead of pushing myself to sacrifice everything, I learn to save some for myself.
And yeah, I learn to admit that I'm so much indifferent in my decision and way of thinking.
There's no point forcing myself to follow others.
I'm just unconventional (or weird).
Benjamin Graham wrote in his book before about this type of investing method.
His view is simple.
Pattern is not hard to be found in data, especially human tends to move in herd, but this is not a long term investing method that you can count for.
Once you have found a pattern and profited from it.
People will start following you and think this is a holy grail to fast money.
Perhaps my next ambition is:
How to build a premium brand?