Game shows are a popular genre on television and one of the more modern ones is Deal or No Deal. This is a fun game where a person takes a gamble every round for what could lead to either a lot of money or very little.
Choosing an investment can compare to a game show in the sense that the excitement and adventure of beating the odds and Deal or No Deal is a great show to watch. You are doing the same thing with investing: this one or that one, deal or no deal? The difference in this case, is, that making an investment is quite a bit more personal because it’s your money that you already have that you are gambling with. Your case has a certain amount of money in it already and you are gambling on whether it will increase substantially or not.
Look at the case you have chosen. You know that it started out with a small wad of money, perhaps some that you had been saving for a while. Maybe you inherited it. Perhaps you had a 401k that had to be cashed in due to the closing of your company. In this instance, you do not have a banker trying to make you go home with as little as possible. No, you have resources and a team trying to help you get the most for your money because you are all in it together, looking for the big win in the investment game.
When you make an investment, you watch the stock market more intently just like you would for new deals in www.direct.tv. You check it first thing in the morning paper, before the comic section, the horoscope, the sports page, the obituaries. (Come on, admit it, most people read the obituaries to see who is listed.) What does your investment show this morning? Deal or no deal?