What Could have been Easier?

Well, just off the top of my head, I'd probably say, "Looking back over 40 years with 20/20 hindsight and second guessing what someone else (who was much more successful than you) did.
I am getting to the point where I automatically assume that anyone who criticizes Trump is a complete idiot.  It's so easy to counter any of their lame arguments.
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source: Against Crony capitalism 

The 1 Easy Way Donald Trump Could Have Been Even Richer: Doing Nothing

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Sometimes wheeling and dealing isn’t always the best way. At least for those of us with very wealthy parents who are inclined to start us off with a nice pile of money.
(From The National Journal)
As “really rich” as Don­ald Trump is today, he might have been even rich­er if, in­stead of dab­bling in sky­scrapers and casi­nos, he’d simply taken his eight-fig­ure in­her­it­ance dec­ades ago and sunk it in­to the stock mar­ket.
Had the celebrity busi­ness­man and Re­pub­lic­an pres­id­en­tial can­did­ate in­ves­ted his even­tu­al share of his fath­er’s real-es­tate com­pany in­to a mu­tu­al fund of S&P 500 stocks in 1974, it would be worth nearly $3 bil­lion today, thanks to the mar­ket’s per­form­ance over the past four dec­ades. If he’d in­ves­ted the $200 mil­lion that For­bes magazine de­term­ined he was worth in 1982 in­to that in­dex fund, it would have grown to more than $8 bil­lion today.

4 comments:

  1. You're correct. But, it wasn't all about the amount of money, it was also about playing "The Game".

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    1. Yes, and there wouldn't be any markets to invest in unless we had people playing the game. Trump did much more for the good of society by creating wealth and providing jobs than all of the community organizers and social justice warriors put together.

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  2. "As “really rich” as Don­ald Trump is today, he might have been even rich­er if, in­stead of dab­bling in sky­scrapers and casi­nos, he’d simply taken his eight-fig­ure in­her­it­ance dec­ades ago and sunk it in­to the stock mar­ket."
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    Yeah, and if I knew the numbers for the next Lotto 649 I would be rich too.

    This is what I like about Trump: he's been there. He's been wiped out, flat on his ass broke - and he recovered. If America is going to be great again, it isn't going to be under the "leadership" of magic negroes, corrupt old harridans, or disreputable socialists. Nor will it be led to greatness by pasty faced repubs that are almost indistinguishable from donks.

    I hope you're right, and Trump is the next president. Here in Canada, we just elected the whoreson of Pierre Elliot Turdo. His son, Justin, is a 40 year old man-child that has no more grip on the real world than that community organizing baboon in your Whitehouse.

    I am strongly tempted to assemble a crack special ops team to capture and abduct Trump, assassinate Young Master Turdo - and install Trump as our new leader. By my calculations, we would be ready to invade America and annex Mexico within 6 months...

    ;)

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    1. Canada must now endure its own "Obama period". By the time it's over Canadians will be ready to elect their own version of Trump.

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