Investor Points of Few – The Greatest Financial Force in the Universe

Now, this wouldn’t be the first time I’ve cited Albert Einstein as having described compound interest as ‘mankind’s greatest discovery.’ Perhaps of little wonder too, that the renowned theoretical physicist who was so inspired as a child by a compass – he thought there must be some force in what was presumed empty space that acted on it – would later find so much satisfaction in formulas that help explain some of the most powerful invisible forces in the universe.

Investor Points of Few – See How They Run

Corporates are focused on the long-term for increasing stock values in the current low borrowing cost environment, individuals are more focused on the short-term and reducing upfront costs than considering the long-term outlook and compound interest potential. In fact, that’s been a key storyline for the last eight years of this secular bull, from the period of stock market recovery (March 2009 to late 2013) and onto the new equity bull market of the past 3 ½ years.