If you have ever wanted to start your own business, but have failed to find a niche that you are happy with, maybe an investment company may be your best course of action. A major theme in the financial business over the last several decades has been, on the one hand, to make new frame-obscured packaged products, and, on the other hand, to bring their massive sales and marketing forces to bear on a growing investing public.
When I first started in the real estate business and got my marketing going, I knew that every potential seller meant a possible $20,000 profit for me. I also quickly realized that there was many different ways to do a deal, and some deals could only be done a certain way.
People, in the middle of their lives, are more apt to buy shares of stock of companies that they believe will have potential for capital appreciation, which are usually also companies that retain and reinvest their earnings and pay little or no dividends.
People, in general, only became interested in investments, beyond bank accounts, beginning in the 1980’s, first, after rampant inflation, in the late 1970’s, showed them that bank accounts did little to overcome inflation, and, second, after competition, finally, reduced commissions to affordable levels, in the retail securities brokerage business.
Such were not unknown in the OTC institutional markets, but Lehman Brothers made a package with a price that was accessible to the retail investor, especially given the appetite for something new among that hapless horde of nouveau retail investors bored with the latest investment trends and looking for a new gamble.