Four Investment Lessons Disasters can Teach Us

Last updated on July 17th, 2014

(If you want a quick guide for beginners how to start investing in the Philippine stock market, you can download your free ebook here.)

Disaster again!

Monsoons, typhoons, tropical storms.

This impacts everyone. Nobody is exempted.

Classes are suspended.

Government and some private offices are closed!

Philippine Stock Exchange  is also forced to suspend its trading day.

But is this really new?

Photo by Manman Dejeto

Photo by Manman Dejeto

History has shown us that this has been one of our problems. The only sad fact is that this condition simply gets worse through time.

But we can also take this as a learning opportunity rather than as a mere uncontrollable disaster.

It can teach us some simple yet practical lessons on investments.

1. Invest for your protection

2. Invest when it seems not needed

3. Invest in what really matters

4. Invest in others


1. Invest for your protection.

You don’t know when these events will strike you. A safety net help you feel more at peace in times like this.

circulating photo at facebook

circulating photo in facebook


2. Invest even when it seems not needed

Fix the roof while the sun is up.

Always be ready for your emergency fund.

This should be always replenished and increased after every emergency.

Also don’t just put all your emergency fund in your favorite bank.

Have some cash worth at least a week’s expenses at your home readily available to you when everything comes to worst and  ATMs and bank terminals all go offline.

This emergency will also help you recover as you make your efforts to repair the damages to your homes and properties.

This becomes more critical when your source of income (crops, livestock etc) is also affected by the disaster.

Preparation is the key.

3. Invest in what really matters

Times like this make us think about the things that really matter to us.

4. Lastly, invest in others. 

Once you find yourself and your family  secured, it’s a good time to extend help to others still struggling. Or take part and give your time as volunteers in relief operations.

We Filipinos can still prove that our very own bayanihan spirit is still alive until now.

I believe that if you think of others  and not just of your own, God will be the one to keep you.

Photo by: Marianne Bermudez / Philippine Daily Inquirer

It’s very difficult to impart positive vibes when all you see are people stranded, homes vanished and livelihood taken, but there must be some reason why God tells us to rejoice always. These are great times when our faith is tested, our character molded and when we realize where our real treasure is.

After all, when all the rain has been poured down, the sun will surely shine and give us a clear sky once again, a new faith and a new hope, with a new perspective in life.

Happy fun investing (and keep safe at all times),

– oMeng Tawid

PS. Do you want to invest and earn in US stocks like APPLE, FACEBOOK, AMAZON or GOOGLE?

Join us in our FREE Global Investing Walkthrough webinar!

Investing in global stocks means checking stock markets of other countries, which allows you to practically diversify in your portfolio.

It's very similar to investing in local stocks, but since we're expanding on geography and other asset classes, we now have more stocks to choose from.
Click here to register. It's FREE. Tribe

Do you want to receive STOCK PICKS and other lessons on money management & business ideas?

Check out Truly Rich Club and receive 14 incredible gifts for FREE, including the opportunity to earn passive income every month!
Click here to learn more.

Did you like this article?

If you are stilll a new investor, you would not want to miss watching this stocks investing practical guide for newbies. Make sure to Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more.
Click here.

Get your quick guide for beginners how to start investing in the Philippine stock market and more practical trading tips and tricks. Simply sign-up below (it's FREE!)

One thought on “Four Investment Lessons Disasters can Teach Us

  1. Marcelino N. Dados

    Tama nga po na paulit ulit na lang ang ganitong scenario nakakalungkot lang na majority pa rin sa mga tao na ang attitude palagi ay bahala na si Bathala o si Batman… Hayzzz… The worst thing is palala lalo into ng palala in the next few years to come, kaya walang ibang sandata talaga ang pagiging handa at laging pag igihin ito year after year, after all wala rin namang ibang tutulong sa atin kundi ang sarili natin…

Got questions? Leave your comments below.