What Igor Cornelsen has become is a commonsense investor that is able to relay information in a way that makes sense. I have seen him build his resume, and he is the perfect choice for that investor that just doesn’t have any perspective on investing yet.
Igor Cornelsen certainly gave me a better perspective because he had information about investing outside of the United States. I didn’t think that this would be in my near future, but I learned a little bit about the Brazilian stocks. I got familiar with the people and the culture. I took all the necessary steps that it would take to push myself to become less fearful of investments outside of the United States.
I started slows with a couple of index funds. I would see that this was working so I branched out even more. This was something that I would have never done without getting this tip from Cornelsen. I would also see myself becoming one of those investors that fell back on the value of diversity, another core principle from Igor Cornelsen.
I made sure that I spread my investments out so that I could reap the benefits of both American and foreign stocks. It has been such a great ride for me because so many of my friends get advice from me. Most of them do not realize that this is second-hand information that I got from Igor Cornelsen.
He has become this investor that has opened the minds of my friends. We didn’t know that we could do international investing successfully, but we have the confidence to do it. Cornelsen has taught us about Brazil, but that was only the tip of the iceberg in the financial world.
What he taught us that has really meant the most is to research the companies that we are pumping our money into. There has to be a desire to know about what your company is doing. There has to be a time when you look at the company and know if it will survive 10 years down the road. If it cannot survive, you don’t need to invest in it. I learned this the hard way, but I learned it all the same. Cornelsen makes me mindful of this every time that I see the new hottest gadget on the market. I have to ask myself if this company will last.
I need to know that I am putting my money in a company that will continue to grow in value. It is pertinent to know what the executives are up to with the company that you are spending money on. That makes it much easier to make sound decisions in portfolio building.