“The goal is not to reform who you are, but to become more of who you are at your best.”
Startup liberal of financial assistance is forbidden to be ceased. Money at anachronism resists the startup from being anomalous. Investors of the world are lamented to invest on only those startups which have clear mission and vision towards their goals and are impervious.
Top 5 best investors for these innovative startups are-
1.John Tempelton– Taking the premise of buy low and sell high to the extreme, John Templeton, one of the most famous investors took risks on companies others would have shied away from. In 1939, John borrowed money and boldly invested in 100 companies, most of which were on the brink of bankruptcy. However, He exercised some caution by never spending more than one hundred dollars per share. His bold moves paid off and he ended up selling all but four of the companies for a substantial profit. He followed this investment strategy throughout his career, often picking stocks that were widely ignored by other brokers and turning small investments into millions of dollars. This Strategy helped Templeton become an extremely successful investor. He was a savvy networker, using his contacts on Wall Street to gain valuable investment data, which he later would use to analyze his own portfolio. In the 60s, Templeton moved to the Bahamas where he became a naturalized British Citizen and in light of his financial and philanthropic endeavors, Queen Elizabeth II knighted him. Who knew investing could lead to knighthood….sign us up! He died in 2008, but Sir John Templeton’s legacy lives on through his philanthropy and his foundation, which awards millions of dollars each year in scholarships and grants.
John Templeton focuses investing on startups which work on following concepts-
- Buy low and sell high.
- Pay attention to the companies that others investors ignore.
- Be bold
2.Philip Fisher- Often taking the approach of buy and hold, Philip Fisher was known throughout the industry as the Father of Growth Investments. In 1955 he strategically purchased shares of Motorola stock, which he saw to be a high potential growth company. Fisher still owned shares when he died in 2000 talk about commitment. He theorized that in order to be a successful investor, it was best to not over diversify but rather know a few companies and know them well. Fisher was a witty networker, using his contacts to gain as much information about a company as possible, validating his investment moves. Fisher penned several book on his investment strategies including the first investment book, Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits, to ever to make the New York Times Best Seller’s List. Much of his work is still studied today by investment professionals, including his 15points to look for in common stocks.
Philip Fisher thinking of investment-
Invest in companies that have the potential to grow.
- Invest for the long term.
- Information is key.
- Less is more.
3.Warren Buffett: The name Warren Buffett is one of the most well-known names in finance. His name always appears on the top of lists touting the world’s richest and most philanthropic, solidifying his place as one of the top investors in the world. To his investment colleagues, he is known as the “Oracle” or “Sage” of Omaha and has long been thought of as one of the most successful investors in history. Despite his $39 billion fortune, he is known for his frugal lifestyle, which transcends into his business practices.
His philosophy is simple and stems from two rules:
- Don’t lose money.
- Don’t forget rule number one Buffet maintains his role at the helm of Berkshire Hathaway, the holdings company, which he turned from a floundering textile company into the successful conglomerate it is today. He has pledged to donate 99% of his fortune to charity either during his life or upon his death.
Warren Buffet brooding of investing-
- Simply put, don’t lose money.
4.Benjamin Graham- Recognized by his peers and those within the investing industry as the father of security analysis and value investing, Benjamin Graham’s ‘common-sense’ approach was much more than mere common sense. His primary philosophy stemmed around the principle that investments should only be made if they are worth substantially more than they cost. Coining the phrase, “margin of safety,” Graham sought out companies that had little debt, above-average profit margins and substantial cash flow. He was cognizant of the market’s volatility and was able to use that knowledge in order to turn a profit. He knew that fluctuations in the market are inevitable and can be advantageous by buying when there is a bargain to be had (i.e. a strong company, performed weak in the market) and selling when the holdings are overvalued. Graham often used the analogy Mr. Market, an imaginary partner to every investor, to illustrate the movement in the market. Graham died in 1976 but is still heralded by many as a leader in modern investing. He authored two of the most famous investment books of all times, Security Analysis and The Intelligent Investor.
Benjamin Graham thinking while investing on startups-
- Only buy when there is a certainty that the company is worth more than its cost.
- Sell when the company is overvalued.
- Know that the market is constantly fluctuating.
5.Peter Lynch- When it comes to successful business investors, Peter Lynch is second to none. Over the course of 13 years, Lynch managed the Fidelity Magellan fund whose assets grew from $20 million to $14billion. Like a chameleon, his investment strategy adapts to suit the nature of the asset. Lynch, the quintessential workaholic, had a philosophy that if followed, could enable new investors to outperform Wall Street. DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE! After extensive and thorough research, Lynch would only invest in stocks he understood. As an investor, he was knowledgeable about the market and its volatility. He avoided long shots, was quick to learn from his own mistakes, and he was always able to explain the reasons behind a purchase. Lynch is heralded as one of the biggest success stories on Wall Street. Today, he is serving as the vice chairman of Fidelity Management & Research Company and is working with a variety of philanthropic endeavors.
Lynch pricing of investment-
- Don’t be afraid to change things up, but always be able to explain why.
- Knowledge is power.