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Saturday, 18 June 2011

Small retail investors so excited over SCB


For the past few weeks, there was so much excitement at Singapore No 1 investment cbox over SCB who is so kind to level the playing field for spider monkeys with no minimum commission brokerage.

Spider monkeys can now swing from tree to tree to pluck coconuts here and there at very low cost. Since these coconuts can be plucked at very low cost why worry whether the coconut is green, yellow or brown. No problem, just try one coconut at a time.

In investing, I have seen many successful investors learning their lesson from their most painful and unforgettable lesson of big losses before they became wiser.

Small losses here and there will not teach the spider monkeys the truth of investing. There will not be enough pain to hit them harder and make them learn from the painful lessons and become wiser in investing.

I think there is some similarity between swinging spider monkey and the boiled frog.

The Boiled Frog
 
They say that if you put a frog into a pot of boiling water, it will leap out right away to escape the danger. 


But, if you put a frog in a kettle that is filled with water that is cool and pleasant,
and then you gradually heat the kettle until it starts boiling, the frog will not become aware of the threat until it is too late.


The moral of the story ..

If you can't feel the great pain immediately and learn from it; you may be killed slowly without even knowing why.

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