Warning: Investment Tips on Facebook

Warning: Investment tips on facebook

I need to send out a warning for everyone to be careful.

I have been observing that more and more people are already asking questions and acting on tips from total strangers. Sadly, those people may have the best of intentions but they DO NOT KNOW YOU, your objectives, your resources, and your risk appetite.

Facebook Tips Warning

Just the other day, I saw a post on a Facebook group telling that he followed the advice of selling his stocks at a LOSS because the stock market has entered the bear market. If you are a long-term investor, why do that? Shouldn’t you be happy and buy more shares at a bargain price?

Please remember that this is YOUR money that we are talking about. You worked hard for it. The people giving tips have nothing to lose even if they give you wrong recommendations.

I highly advise that you do not blindly follow tips from people you do not know.

You don’t just ask for medical advice from anyone on the internet right?

YOU make the decisions about your investments.

Do not be impressed with photos of portfolios showing impressive results or technical charts showing that it’s the end of the world of stocks.

Go back to basics. Do your research. Ask questions. Learn. Make sure the research and recommendations that you get come from experienced and licensed professionals and organizations.

Always, always be a smart investor!

Aya Laraya, Investment Advocate

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  1. Sky says

    Agree with you on this Sir Aya. It’s quite alarming that people joined in securities bandwagon without even knowing what are their prospect stocks. Good thing was, I follow the good points you shared when it comes to investing from your P&S show.

  2. says

    I agree Sir Aya. Sometimes, emotion sets in and we want a quick return without understanding the risk. That’s why listening to these kinds of “hot tips” tend catch our attention. However, as we listen to these “hot tips”, we didn’t realize that the price is historical already and our response is already late. It’s really better to stick with our game (have a goal and a plan to achieve it) and take advice from trusted individuals who have proven track records.

  3. rolando patena says

    I’m already retired and ecently invested in the stock market through colfinancial. I really wanted to follow the advice of truly rich club to invest monthly and wait for ten to twenty years to have more money. But by then I would be 75 or 85 years old and may not even reach those years. My idea is to at least every six months or a year I could earn extra money to travel overseas or around our country or buy some appliances or make improvements on my house. What style of stock market investing is best suited for me. Your advice would be deeply appreciated.

    • says

      Even before you start to buy a stock, mas maganda if you set a target price of what you think is a good return. Once you reach it, pwede mo na ibenta and then spend some of the gains. If for example after 6 months, nagloss or sobra baba pa ng return mo, hindi naman siguro maganda na ibenta db? in investing, you have to have a plan, but you must also be willing to adjust sa situation =)

  4. Gino says

    Hahaha. Tama yan sir Aya. Dami ko din nakikita dun sa group na sinalihan ko sa facebook. I left the group about 2 weeks ago kasi napakaingay. Sa sobrang ingay, minsan nawawala ka sa focus mo or nagdedeviate ka sa strategy mo kasi sa sunod sunod na post ng hot tips, mga hula, at kung anu anu pa. Now, balik ako sa focus at strategy ko without any noise.

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