All investors are looking for certainty and guidance with the Covid-19 crisis upon us. We want to know what the best course of action might be. A passage from a letter to the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders written by Warren Buffet in 1986 could offer some inspiration now:
“[O]ccasional outbreaks of those two super-contagious diseases, fear and greed, will forever occur in the investment community. The timing of these epidemics will be unpredictable. And the market aberrations produced by them will be equally unpredictable, both as to duration and degree.
Therefore, we never try to anticipate the arrival or departure of either disease. Our goal is more modest: We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.”
Even though the quote is 34 years old and we may balk at the term “greedy” (substitute “aggressive”) this sentiment has been repeated over and over again, in different contexts by Buffet. Basically, he is saying, “Don’t follow the herd”! See the opportunities when others see only crisis. If you are afraid, your competition is too.
Investing in real estate and trust deeds might seem to be the boldest and most exciting step you can take during this daunting time. Done smartly, it could have huge payoffs for you and increase your wealth exponentially.
Sun Pacific Mortgage continues to have many healthy opportunities for your investment money. Despite the crisis, we are receiving many calls for loans with smaller LTV’s and borrowers with strong repayment histories. If you see the wisdom in Warren Buffet’s advice, give us a call at 707-523-2099 to discuss becoming one of our partners and advancing your family’s wealth during this otherwise difficult time.