You’ve heard tales of ultra-successful foreign investors. These savvy investors have used their global portfolios to become millionaires (or even billionaires). How did they get so successful? What do you need to become a rich foreign investor? And what separates you from them?
Maybe you’re not as different from these wildly successful investors as you think. Here’s a look at the factors that make a foreign investor successful.
Years of Experience
It takes years of driving until you start to recognize certain driving habits, right? No one starts out with a sixth sense that tells them when a driver’s about to pull out in front of you or which drivers are thinking about changing lanes. After a few years on the road, we start to pick up on behavioral signs from other drivers that let us practice defensive driving.
Investing works the same way: to know the market, you’ve got to experience the market. It’s not something you can learn from a manual. It’s part intuition, part experience, and (sometimes) part dumb luck.
Plenty of Money to Invest
You’re probably sick of hearing it, but that doesn’t make it any less true: you’ve got to have money to make money. If you want to trade CFD but you lack a good starting fund, you won’t make nearly as much as the men trading hundreds of thousands of dollars. Wait until you’ve built up a reasonable amount of money, and then you can start investing like the pros. If you want solid results, you need a solid foundation to start from.