The yellow brick road, how we all wish we could find it. We would want that road to be made of gold and sing every day to work on it. For love of money, we’d just about do anything sometimes. This elusive goal was created by human beings, and thus chances are you can only catch it with the help of your fellow man. It doesn’t matter how fantastic the modern equipment and technology is that gives us all a ton of information regarding investments. Stock markets, shareholder confidence, currency range factors, consumer trends, you name it everything in one way or another is tracked and interacted with in a strong economy. What if you don’t want to jump into a pool of sharks and try your luck? Well then try as you dare, you could get somebody else to jump into the pool and wrestle those sharks for you. What are the key traits you need to look out for when searching for the right type of investor?
The window watcher
If you’re the type of person that cannot live a day without consuming metric data, then you could be friends with this type of investor. The window watcher will be the investor that studies the market trend that refers to a specific industry, sector and or product type. They will sift through endless new articles and business articles to what is going on underneath the ice. If cracks begin to show and splinter off into different directions, this kind of investor’s eyes will light up. They are the person who looks for the window in which stock will fall and or rise and buy or sell strategically at those moments. If you want to get rid of some stocks that have fell and want to make back your money and possibly more, this is the kind of investor you need to look for. They’re usually referred to as active traders, and some companies will openly say that this is their style.
Believe it or not in some industries it pays to include your morals in the way you invest. Conscientious investors usually work in industries that are more to do with the well-being of people. The healthcare sector is a prime example where this type of investor will work as they will look for technologies and companies that put patients first. Wherever there is this kind of socially-responsible investment going on; private equity markets will be interested. Take for example Chris Pivik who works for a private equity firm that concentrates in the healthcare industry where he specialises in HCIT and managed care systems. The latter is based on a renewed effort to achieve the best outcome for the patient based on evidence of practices, their methods and effectiveness. With knowledge of what works and what doesn’t according to the feedback from real people, this kind of investment is calculated precisely to emotive and physical needs.
It’s not to say that some investors have a heart and others don’t, but you can argue that some investors need to use their heart to get the best results. A conscientious investor will need to put the people first in order to get the maximum amount of return investment.