Last Friday, I almost dozed off on a leather chair @ Borders, Times Square! It wasn’t because the books I was browsing – reading would’ve taken more brain & eyes power which I didn’t have enough then – were boring. They had colourful pictures of bracelets, necklaces, earrings, fetching decorative pieces made from Swarovski crystals, wires and beads. Lots of creative ways to make paper crafts. I wanted to take pics of them but that would be violating the rights of whatever.
A friend of mine asked me to join her at this workshop since we
were are interested in learning more about investment and hope to invest in the market soon (her) and later (me).
My grandfather had invested in stocks and mutual funds (unit trusts) and though he had made money from them, he stressed out from the loses. Everytime these words are mentioned “stock” “invest” “insurance” in my household, the next word you’ll hear immediately from my parents – 98% before you finish your sentence – would be “Insurance waste money only” “Ha! Don’t waste your money in playing stock!” To my father, gambling (4D lottery all that) is fine.
The speaker kept ending his sentences with “yeah?” that it was annoying. Wanting to be close with the audiences, he called us, “friends.”
“Do you want to know a better way to invest, friends? Yes or yes?”
He’s also a bit hunched back or was the white board too low for a tall guy like him?
That aside, the talk was really informative to a financial investment blur me. He talked about:
- invest low, return high
- make money when it’s going up, down, flat
- take your profits
He asked the audience, “If I say I’ll give you 30$ but you need to give me 10$ first, will you do it?”
Several hands shot up. This method reminds me of StoresOnline – Internet Marketing Conference where the speaker asked the audience, “I need a volunteer to come up. I’ll give you 50$ if you hold you hand out.”
He asked again and several people dashed to the platform and waved RM10 notes at his face. Aggressive people. :)
This method is to get your confidence and some say brainwash you into thinking a pleasant experience for the 1st time (you get 30$ – 10$ = 20$) would ensure the next experiences in investing would be positive too.
He also explained about Call and Put options. Almost all of the examples that were given had figures to show you how different types of investment worked – including how Warren Buffett made $ from Coca-Cola.
This workshop also served as a preview for PowerUp Capital’s 3 days course worth RM6000. If you had come for the talk, the price for the course was discounted to RM3988 with RM100 deposit.
My friend couldn’t make it to the course at the slotted date so she asked 1 of the staffs. The staff, a woman in power suit replied briskly, “You can go to our website and check.”
What? That was good service and manners. Not.
I suggested that my friend, “Ask the speaker better.”
At the same time, another guy was having the same problem as my friend. The speaker informed both of them, “It’s ok. You can sign up with deposit, we’ll call you for the next date in June or July.”
- PowerUp Capital Network which is http://www.infologi.net/kishore/default.htm
- Commerz Capital International Pte Ltd (Hedge Funds/Money Management Services) which is http://www.infologi.net/cci/default.htm
See something interesting in the URL? Both servers are from Infologi.
*rub hands together* Money, money.. come mari home!