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Originally posted by TucoTheRat
reply to post by sleeper
Hello Sleeper, (this is Izzy BTW)
I'm gong to try to approche this with an open mind here...
An 18 year old adult starts working and chooses to start his nest egg by buying stock in a company. Now the guy is working at McieD's while going to school so he can one day get a high paying job save up some money and stat a business. How is this id going to know what company to invest in? I imagine there will be a great consultant company expert in taking new workers like this guy and for a small fee do all the investing for him right?
The consultant company takes a loo at the guys wages and thinks "ummm, this kid has just enough money to invest in this catagory" and takes the kids money along with the money of another 20 thousand 18 year olds like him bundles up their money, turns it into a pension fund, bundles it even further with mutual funds and hand hands it over to an investment company tat invests it into the market.
Now the market does not use this money to invest in corporations no, what would be the point of talking a nations wealth, propping up companies only to have it sucked out in mass when it's time to retire? After all a good company in a capitalistic country will always find direct investors.....so what do they do with this money....
Well why not use this bundled money as collateral, national collateral. But why for?
Well, You see a good corporation is only good if it is useful, and many corporations are considered useful because of the demand for their services and the best corporations are the best because there is so much demand for their services and nothing creates more demand than war. But a country needs money to fight a war, some times more money than it can spare...
This is where that guys bundled money comes in, as collateral. The country fuels the corporations demand through war using the nations pension and mutual funds all the while saying it is borrowed money from..let's say a country like China which would be a complete and total lie. But no one would even know it was a lie, especially the guy who starts his nest egg, until it was time to cash in.
This is all hypothetical and would NEVER happen of course....
But what i'm trying to say is both investing in the stock market and in social security can be risky you can end up with nothing but the shirt on your back either way. In either case the best investment you can make is in having some kids, raising them the best you can and hope they are there for you when you need hem but even them hope s all you have.
Invest in yourself and family, that's my o2