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EEVblog #1337 - I Bought An Electric Car

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SilverSolder:

--- Quote from: nctnico on July 17, 2021, 02:22:47 pm ---
--- Quote from: Fungus on July 17, 2021, 02:09:36 pm ---As a private investor you have an extremely high chance of earning more than 1.5% over five years. The stock market has maintained average 10% gains ever since it was created. If you own a diverse portfolio then that's pretty much what you'll get.

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Unfortunately it doesn't work that way. A long time ago I worked at a stock broker and the first thing I noticed is that is takes quite a bit of effort and use of derivatives, loans and other investment types that mere mortals don't even have access to in order to get a good risk spread. And even then an event like Covid or the credit crunch can (temporarily) undo all the gains from the years before. That is also a likely moment you need your money to be untied from the investment. All in all not a very good idea.

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You should be in a mixture of stocks, bonds, and cash (and possibly real estate).   If you are 100% in any one asset class, you are either a genius or doing something wrong!  :D

nctnico:

--- Quote from: SilverSolder on July 17, 2021, 03:31:16 pm ---
--- Quote from: nctnico on July 17, 2021, 02:22:47 pm ---
--- Quote from: Fungus on July 17, 2021, 02:09:36 pm ---As a private investor you have an extremely high chance of earning more than 1.5% over five years. The stock market has maintained average 10% gains ever since it was created. If you own a diverse portfolio then that's pretty much what you'll get.

--- End quote ---
Unfortunately it doesn't work that way. A long time ago I worked at a stock broker and the first thing I noticed is that is takes quite a bit of effort and use of derivatives, loans and other investment types that mere mortals don't even have access to in order to get a good risk spread. And even then an event like Covid or the credit crunch can (temporarily) undo all the gains from the years before. That is also a likely moment you need your money to be untied from the investment. All in all not a very good idea.

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You should be in a mixture of stocks, bonds, and cash (and possibly real estate).   If you are 100% in any one asset class, you are either a genius or doing something wrong!  :D

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That is what I was trying to explain 8) People making huge profits like to show off but for every one of them there are a couple of thousand who lost.

timelessbeing:
looks like Toyota is investing heavily into this technology

f4eru:
H2 in a car makes no sense whatsoever, except to rake in subventions bucks for research.
This is why Toyota i just a walking zombie company. Already dead.

NiHaoMike:

--- Quote from: f4eru on August 10, 2021, 10:13:23 pm ---H2 in a car makes no sense whatsoever, except to rake in subventions bucks for research.
This is why Toyota i just a walking zombie company. Already dead.

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Could be an option for long distance, but building the infrastructure is an uphill battle. I think biofuels would be the better choice given current technology.

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