Regard Opportunity Cost as RealWealth Principles
Many investors do not include or consider opportunity cost in their calculation of loss. They simply allow multiple opportunities to come and go by, failing to factor in the price of taking no action on their investments. They also continue within the same investment trajectory while equal or lower risk financial paths that deliver higher returns exist. Many would-be investors do absolutely nothing with the vast majority of their income, letting it sit in a savings account after an emergency fund is built. These investors are often scared or ignorant of investing, and would rather leave their money in savings than risk loss in the market.
Unfortunately, the money they are not earning can’t grow with compound interest. They missed the initial amount. As a result, they also miss the interest, the interest from that interest and so on. In the long run, this costs them dearly. They may not be able to retire. They might not have enough money to send their children to a quality school. They may not have enough money to purchase a home of the desired quality. Procrastination due to fear or ignorance of investing costs them dearly. It can also be due to delaying capitalizing on options until they’ve disappeared or have little return.
Opportunity cost is never actually seen until it’s too late. You can’t count that which you don’t have, but you are still affected by not having it. The solution is acting as if opportunity costs are real. First, eliminate debts, build your emergency fund, and prepare for major horizon purchases such as down payment on a home. You should be mentally learning and preparing to invest during this time period. If you are not investing out of fear or ignorance, learn to analyze and research your investments. If you are still concerned seek quality financial advisement that does not profit from your investment purchase. Once you have analyzed and researched quality opportunities you can begin buying target investments. Keeping large portions of your portfolio in minimal or no return accounts is highly foolish and risks failing to reach long-term wealth. Realizing that opportunity cost is real will save you long term problems.
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