March 28, 2014// Friday
Screenshot from my iPhone video of The 1975 singing Chocolate
Believe it or not, Aly and I were able to fit a talk in school, a Captain America 2 screening in Greenbelt, and The 1975 mall tour in Glorietta within a day. It did involve a lot of running, which got unsolicited attention from shoppers. It was fun, and exhilarating nonetheless.
Talk on Investing in Stocks
Being Finance majors, we needed to attend a talk in school about stock market investments. Certain tips were given to us, and I hope this will help you as well.
Think Long Term
The stock market may be fluctuating in the short run, but when on looks at the bigger picture it is actually ascending. For example, one may have invested during 2005; and in 2008, everything was down. However, if he held unto his stocks until 2014, it would have increased substantially. The key is investing now, to take advantage of this growing market and reap the returns in the long run.
One must always have a fall back plan, and diversifying risk is the key to this. One must not “put all his eggs in one basket.” An investor should have a balanced portfolio containing (mostly) both stocks and bonds. This also entail the responsibility of knowing the company one is investing in.
Don’t Be Emotional
(it will be hard to explain this since I am overly emotional, but I’ll try)
As I understand it, a decline should not prompt one to instantly pull back ones stock, and vice versa. It was also enumerated in the talk certain emotions that one should control, namely: fear, despair, hope, and greed.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The first movie was good, and the second one is just as good! Being a superhero movie, I love how they were able to inject humor into certain scenes. Chris Evans was phenomenal; he is the perfect actor to portray Captain America. Along with its wondrous effects, surprises are about to unfurl without anyone noticing… Spoiler: I loved all the cameos!
It was my first time to watch a mall tour, and this one did not disappoint even though we were only able to catch the last four songs. The last time I have been in a concert was three years ago, and I almost forgot that live music makes my soul exude euphoria. My favorite tracks from their album are Chocolate, Girls, and The City.
Their music was even more beautiful live. I hope they come back again soon. :)