Opportunist Investing.

Opportunist Investing.

The Opportunistic Investor.

“Buy when there’s blood in the streets, even if the blood is your own.”  -Baron Rothschild

Seeing a Sign of Opportunity.
Seeing a Sign of Opportunity.

In this episode, being an opportunist when it comes to investing.  Seeing opportunities in a down market environment, when things are at their worst, values are down and investing opportunities are ripe.  Becoming a contrarian style investor, identifying intrinsic values and when to leap after them in several markets ranging from real estate to healthcare.  Learn to look at every situation see past the cover and quantify the possibilities to invest and make money.  In every climate whether there’s a political campaign or a protest at the very same campaign, someone is making a profit, someone had to make all of those signs and they weren’t made in China.

There there’s what’s known as “Luck”, while I don’t subscribe to the “Luck” thing… this saying makes a lot of sense to me, “Luck is when preparedness meets opportunity”.  I mean, you were preparing for the opportunity, that makes you an opportunist in my book.

Some lucky company landed the contract for NYPD body cameras.
Some “Lucky” company landed the contract for NYPD body cameras.

Whether there’s a catastrophe or a celebration, there’s someone being paid or making some modest profit.  Funerals, weddings, sweet sixteens and graduations all use flowers, someone planning and executing for a price.  As an opportunist, it becomes intuitive to see these things unfold and reap the benefits.  While there isn’t a mile wide difference between exploiting and serving in many cases, there is a difference and those that serve rather than exploit as opportunists make out better over all and have long lasting results.

This is what Raw Opportunity looks like.
This is what Raw Opportunity looks like.

-Miles.

 

Right Now Segment: The Will

Right Now Segment: The Will

Right NOW
What can you do Right Now… instead of later

On today’s Right Now segment, a quick discussion on writing a will.  No matter how much money you have or earn, a will may be more necessary than you think.  People shy away from doing a will for all sorts of reasons, starting with believing because they’re not rich that there’s no need to make a will to just avoiding discussing the inevitable, death.  However, anything you may want to leave from jewelry to cars, homes or keepsakes can and should be entered into a will.  Any wishes for yourself and your belongings. For most people a will can be simple handwritten document taken to a notary and then filed with your local government, city hall can direct you on this.  Another copy to be kept maybe in a safe deposit box.

Another thing to consider since you’re making a will is making a Healthcare Proxy or what’s known as an Advanced Directive.  This document will tell others what your wishes are in the case you are still alive but are unable to make decisions for yourself.  Int he case of a very bad accident or such, very ill and unconscious, on life support in some sort of coma.  Do you want to be on life support, blood transfusions, etc.  Same thing applies here if necessary, a handwritten document notarized and filed with the county clerk or local authority, city hall or whoever.  And you can make changes updates or edits as much as you like and refile the document as often as you need to.

Check out a healthcare proxy template and living will forms provided by sharingyourwishes.org , it’ll give you some idea of what to include.

And that’s it. You can do it Right Now.