I was reading a poem of Tom Zart about uncertainty, doubt and fear recently. Impressed by it I am sharing with you.
Along with fear there’s always doubt and uncertainty
Of whom or what we should follow and believe.
The one fact that’s true and shall never change
God shepherds His children to worship, love and achieve.
Trust God will use us as heaven’s messengers
To demonstrate His love, goodness and power.
Showcasing His kindness to those who don’t know Him
Extending our purpose as within we transform and flower.
God doesn’t promise the absence of pain or struggle
Only the assurance that He will be there.
The splendor of His love helps us draw nearer
Enabling us to respond wisely to the outcomes of prayer.
Let us consider how to become more Godly
Ministering to others His wisdom, love and grace.
Go outside in the dark and look up in the sky
What could be more perfect than God’s stars in space?
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When I read the poem I thought if everything is uncertain in the world and god only promises to be by the side then how do anyone make money investing?
Our biggest fear in the world is we will not be in control of our future. We want everything to be certain in future.We try to make things certain and end up doing a lot of mistakes in this process.
Consider the Compounding formula for a moment:
Future Value = Present Value x (1 + Rate of Return) ^ Time
You can clearly see in the formula that the things which are certain are only Present Value and Time. The Rate of Return will vary over time. But we want the rate of return to be constant, isn’t it?
No one can ascertain the rate of return in future.Trying to do so will be foolishness.
We always want the uncertain to be certain. There is no guarantee that something is bound to happen.Your investments will reap the expected return.
What we do when everything seems uncertain?
We start seeing the stock ticker continuously. Day in and day out we try to ascertain that our investments will reap the expected return. Gluing continuously the Money Control App won’t be of any help. Somethings are uncertain and they should better be left uncertain.
If you continuously see the stock ticker chances are that you will get frightened when the stock drops in price. And you might end up selling the stock which might have turned out to be a good investment in future.
So it is clear analyzing the company before investing is your job but controlling the Price fluctuations is not. You can’t certainly say what will happen to the general economy and the business environment of the company in future.