It's a bold statement but if you can suspend your disbelief for the next 10 min, I'll reveal the figures & analysis.
This exact data analysis led my clients to dramatically shift their investments, taking my advice - a few proofs below
If my private-banking-category clients listened to my advice to invest hundreds of thousands, do you think I am qualified to dispense investment advice to you? You be the judge
Proof#1 - 100k invested in one go
Proof#2- 200k invested in one go
Proof#3 - 100k invested in one go
"Why and how does this matter now me?" you asked Why can't I invest directly into Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway?
When market is good, a blindfolded monkey can get returns easily.
And 1 shares of Berkshire Hathaway costs you U$ 300,000 + as of March 2018
You want good returns, but also fearful in today's market, does this sound like you?
The vicious cycle of fears, made many lose focus...
You may get distracted from your job/business and you...
...feel paranoia to read the business section in newspaper, deliberately avoid from listening or watching any economic news.
...lose sleep over it, wondering if you will have enough in the next 5 to 10 years to fund whatever financial goals you have
...skip a few heart beats every time any political or economic turbulence shave off 10% from your portfolio overnight before you even had the chance to login to your investment account
You don't need to from now on, here's why
The Proof & Analysis (Don't skip this section; read every word)
My findings cover the period from 1996 -2017 - exactly 22 years.
"Why 20+ years?", you asked?
Answer: Because it is sufficiently long to see what kind of impact multiple major economic crisis had to a portfolio, yet not too long to unrealistically represent the behavior of the market in the 21st century.
Remember - before the 90's you didn't have unexpected things like Brexit or Trumponomics. Apart from that, investing information was not easily available at your fingertips via Internet - like today.
In the 90's, anyone who worked in investment industry had huge advantage and can easily gain extraordinary profit vs those who weren't.
Suffice to say - even Warren Buffett’s successes in the past (before the 90's) can’t realistically be repeated today as the dynamic has shifted permanently.
Buffett had famously beaten S&P500 by a large margin.
What if I prove to you there is this closest asset class that matches his cumulative returns, for the last 2 decades?
I am going to reveal to you that it's actually an Index.
Refer to the table below and...
Do the calculation yourself - here's how:
Step 1: Assume you start with 100,000 in 1996.
Step 2: S&P500 % return was 23% in 1996, so compute 100,000 x (1 + 23/100)
Step 3: You get 123,000. Next, compute 123,000 x (1 + 33.4/100) for Year 1997
Step 4: You get 164,082. Repeat the same step for 1998 until 2017. You will get the absolute value at the bottom of the column.
Step 5: Repeat Step 1 to 4 for the other two - namely Berkshire Hathaway % Return & X% Return
note: (S&P500 is an American stock market index based on the market capitalizations of 500 large companies having common stock listed on the NYSE or NASDAQ). All data referred at http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/
You should get 924,811 vs 851,606
Now, since you can't invest directly into "Index X", there are a few ways you can track the performance of "Index X" so you can very well mirror similar annual returns - the X% return in the table above.
There are 2 ways to do this in Malaysia & Singapore.
But the truth is, you might not be the person to benefit from access to this information
If you are satisfied with mediocre returns and don't care about your future investment outcome...
...Or you don't have the burning desire to outperform Warren Buffett's portfolio, the S&P500 index or KLCI Index...
...Or you don't have the desire to be more successful than your peers
...Or you have a history of failing to take action when given opportunities...because you are too busy or [insert any excuses here]...
Then this is not for you
I can't make you care more about your investment or financial security...however, if you already have that in you, then register to attend the next webinar.