The subject says it all and that is what every investor expects.
Before that let us read a small story. This story is a little old when not much transportation was available.
A man set out on a long journey, say dream journey, to fulfill his goal and starred the journey with all preparations. The story should be read keeping in mind, that the travel is not modern day travel, but by walk. He was very happy and made quite a progress and stopped midway to rest. His journey was also very smooth. He just turned back and looked at the path he traveled. To his surprise he saw two pairs of foot prints on the pathway. He was very surprised, as to, who was the other person following him. He was worried and shouted as to who was following him. A voice, answered him. “It is me” , God said and continued that he has been with him. The man was very happy to know that God was with him and that he need not worry.
After the break, he set out again on his journey and this time, the journey was not very smooth. He faced lot of problems some being trivial to some being severe. He got tired of facing and overcoming the problems. He once again stopped to take rest. This time, he looked back to see the path, he traversed. This time he saw only, one pair of foot prints. He got shocked and thought God had left him and that is why he was undergoing all the problems, he had been facing. He shouted and asked “God. Where are you? ” God answered him and said that he was very much with him.
The man then, asked, if that is so, why only one pair of footprint. God replied, ” The foot prints you see are of mine”. You were very tired and exhausted midway. I had to carry you on my shoulders and that is the reason why you see only one pair of foot print.” The man realised and thanked God for being with him throughout.
Sometimes, while investing, many an investor, feel their portfolio, showing positive returns, as the market goes up and are very happy to see that growing every day. At that time, they think, it only due to the market and no effort of any body else is involved.
When the market comes down, they see their portfolio, come down or in the red, they think of the advisor and some even blame him for choosing bad stocks or funds. They follow the headline statement.
Tails I win! Heads you lose!!
But the investor advisor relationship has to be like the relationship as mentioned above and the advisor stays with the investor till the goals are realised. He handholds, the investor when needed, discourages emotional decision and encourages rational thinking. Have faith in your advisor, trust him.
In dynamics, the law of motion says
V = U + AT
the relations ship between the advisor and you as an investor is
We = You + Me too
All the advisor does, make your travel like travelling in the mumbai suburban train. Either to board the train or alight from the train, you need to be in the right place at the right time. The crowd take you in or out of the train. If you are at the wrong place, you will be thrown out of the train, in a destination, which was not your intended one.
Have a safe investing journey.
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