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How Surfing Teaches You About Investing

Like every natural occurring cycle in the world, surfing teaches you more about investing than you realize.

And when you understand the simplicity of natural cycles – like waves in the ocean – your investment decisions will soar.

Unfortunately, most people rely on their emotions and default mechanisms like, “I just have a good feeling about…”

And when their “good feeling” becomes a nightmare, they’ll be the first to blame the market for their mistake.

Sound familiar?

Anyway, after a fun session of surfing the other day, I sat on the sand with my wife “Gawking at the ocean” and commented on how surfing can teach you a lot about investing.

My wife – who’s probably heard me make the same reference hundreds of times before – said, “Really? How does that work?” *

(* Note: I have a great wife who constantly inspires me to write emails, posts, newsletters, etc.).

I explained to her – with several stories that she’s heard often in the past – how waves in the ocean are like waves in the stock market.

And that most people look at waves/surfers and think: “Wow, that’s beautiful,” or “That looks like fun,” or “That seems dangerous.”

But when most people look at the stock market – especially when the markets are volatile and falling – they only say “That Seems Dangerous.”

And the fear of getting “Wiped-Out” will keep most investors sitting on the sand (in money market funds) watching the few brave surfers get the ride of their lives.

Let Surfing Teach You…

Surfers – like most seasoned investors – understand the terminology risk vs reward.

And – like most surfers – seasoned investors welcome the opportunity of riding giant waves in the market.


Because they both understand how cycles work.

And that’s another reason why we’re still in The Most Hated Bull Market in History.

Keep in mind that you don’t have to be a surfer in order to understand the connection between surfing and investing.

However, on the flip side, being a smart investor doesn’t mean you’ll be a good surfer.

But…and this is a Very Big Butt…

Dynamics of Waves

Knowing the dynamics and subtleties of waves– both physically and metaphorically – will cause your investment results to soar.

And you can read how (in detail) in our upcoming October issue of “…In Plain English” (HERE).

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Share this with all your friends…especially if they love the ocean.

And tell them: We’re Not Just About Finance.



Invest with confidence.
James Vincent
The Reverend of Finance
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