What do you guys think of the guy who runs the YouTube channel "Financial Education" making 20%-30% p.a. off stocks? - Seedly
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Asked on 04 Nov 2019

What do you guys think of the guy who runs the YouTube channel "Financial Education" making 20%-30% p.a. off stocks?

He makes 20-30% possible, while some of you guys are saying that 8% is hard to achieve. I’m new to this but know the fundamentals of investing and would like to know your thoughts on this guy and his strategy!


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Cedric Jamie Soh
Cedric Jamie Soh, Director at Seniorcare.com.sg
Level 9. God of Wisdom
Answered on 16 Nov 2019

I do not know why there are so many skeptical opinions on 20-30% PA.

To me, that is actually quite achieveable.

I have seen so many people who have done more than 50%.

But its not FREE 20-30% pa. its hard work. There are many ways to go around it. One way is value investing. Another way is contrarian investing. You can also identity trends and growth, again, not difficult but not free money too.

You need to do lots of research, and most importantly, LONG TERM.

1 big regret of mine is not buying citibank nor AIG when everyone was panicking and their stocks went to super low.

Would you dare to buy when everyone was selling? Even when all your research proved that its a good buy?

I learnt firsthand its easy in theory to say yes, but tough when you are dealing with your own money.

BTW I know very successful people (both Singaporeans and Americans) who have done very successfully financially (not merely in stock market, but in other ways), and started their own youtube channels. They are doing it not because they need to earn money (hence skeptical people think they are faking it), they are doing it because WHY NOT?

Successful people jump from one success to another. I been telling my brother this: once you have a pot of gold, the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and so on is soooo much easier.

Skepticalness is the best way to preserve your money, it is also the best way not to make any.

PS: Do not take investment advice from strangers on the internet. ;)

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Question Poster

18 Nov 2019

Agreed, thanks for the input
Yeap Ming Feng
Yeap Ming Feng, Head of Content & SEO at Seedly
Level 6. Master
Answered on 05 Nov 2019

Is it possible to make 20%-30% off the stock market and still have time to make youtube videos and share his secret with everyone through his course?

I'm not sure. The youtuber might be so good at his investment strategy. But with such portfolio, I'm sure there's a lot of position up for grab, with high salary. More stable income I guess?


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Eric Ong
Eric Ong, Project Analyst at 8Bit Global
Level 6. Master
Updated on 07 Nov 2019

Some of the great value investors like Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch

They are able to generate an annual average 20-30% p.a. over the years.

Their results are really really great and admirable. 5-8% is somewhat like our general index return over the years.

Hence, if ones invest in Index ETF, most likely one could achieve.

Generating a return 20%-30% investing in a stock is possible.

It will be tougher if its a portfolio of stocks, and it will be even tougher to hit it annually years after years. But with a better understanding of the company you invested, and the right price, It is definitely achievable. One of the many methods is value investing.

They are a lot of books, blogs, youtube, courses, classes, seminars, universities that shared about investing skills and techniques. So, youtube is just one of the many channels.

I didn't really know what technique he is using. If you find his techniques sound logical and applicable, then you may learn from him. Just be open-minded with it. Or you may google "Value Investing", they are many write-up and blogs. Or you may find numbers of value investors in the Seedly Community too.


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Gabriel Tham
Gabriel Tham, Tag Team Member at Kenichi Tag Team
Level 9. God of Wisdom
Answered on 07 Nov 2019

If its so good why is he sharing it? He should be in a private jet flying off to his newly acquired island for a holiday!


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Level 5. Genius
Answered on 05 Nov 2019

Some are just trumpet blower. Becareful.


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Not sure the channel you are talking about but the acid test is this: if the guy could make 20-30% with good certainly (ie without a crazy level of risk), he could lever up and play out the strategy over a few years and have enough to retire (in a very comfortable way).

But instead he is still doing YouTube.

Make your own interpretation!

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05 Nov 2019

The money he earns from youtube, which is alot as he sell courses + youtube ad revenue, he invests it back to stocks, which he teach people. It’s a flywheel effect.