Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Wolf of Wall Street

Recently, I decided to try my hand in the stock market.

When the stock market plummeted due to COVID-19, I decided that it would be a great time to invest in the stock market. As a matter of fact, I guess I sort of saw it as not only an opportunity, but my patriotic duty as well. I had to do my part to save the stock market and keep it from crashing. And, I prayed I wasn't the only person who thought like I did.

My thinking was, if I invested, and if enough people like me invested, the stock market wouldn't crash. This was the perfect time to invest, also. The stock market had nowhere to go but up.

So, I started out with $25.00.

I work as a cook at a local diner, and sometimes I get tipped. So, I figured, since I didn't make enough to be able to afford much, my tips was free money, and free money should be invested, not spent on bills. So, I started investing my tip money.

I started during the second week of March. By the middle of April, I had over $500 invested, as I sold and re-invested my stocks, learning all I could, and gleaning all of the information I could about my new hobby.

That is where I am now. It is May 20 and I currently have $820 invested. I watch the stock market and take advantage of any opportunity on a daily basis to grow my account. I sell Avon. And, I work graveyard shift as a cook at a local diner. I also rent my two extra bedrooms to two guys who are disabled and get a monthly check. I also do affiliate marketing online. So, I have a lot of cushioning, as well as irons in the fire.

Yesterday, I was talking to a co-worker at the diner about my new adventures in the stock market and what I have learned. She suggested I watch the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street"; so, i did. The movie inspired me to do some research on Jordan Belfort: The Wolf of Wall Street. I found out he has now become a motivational financial speaker. And, I was delighted to find that he even has his own podcast!

The Wolf Of Wall Street (movie Tie-in Edition)

The Wolf Of Wall Street (movie Tie-in Edition)


By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids waiting at home and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king, here, in Jordan Belfort’s own words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called the Wolf of Wall Street. In the 1990s, Belfort became one of the most infamous kingpins in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. It’s an extraordinary story of greed, power, and excess that no one could invent: the tale of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices to making hundreds of millions—until it all came crashing down.
Praise for The Wolf of Wall Street

“Raw and frequently hilarious.”The New York Times
“A rollicking tale of [Jordan Belfort’s] rise to riches as head of the infamous boiler room Stratton Oakmont . . . proof that there are indeed second acts in American lives.”Forbes
“A cross between Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities and Scorsese’s GoodFellas . . . Belfort has the Midas touch.”The Sunday Times (London)
“Entertaining as pulp fiction, real as a federal indictment . . . a hell of a read.”Kirkus Reviews

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