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German residential property’s been described (particularly recently) as:
‘Perhaps one of the safest & most attractive asset classes in Europe, or even the world‘.
OK, seems like typical talking-head hyperbole! But in this instance, I’d really have to agree… In fact, I’ve agreed with that thesis for the last couple of years now, and v profitably too! Whenever somebody I meet tugs my sleeve for an investment tip, that’s exactly what I offer up (in all good conscience): German residential property is a safe & compelling long term investment. Hmm…it’s amusing, and extraordinary, how rapidly most people lose interest in such a dull recommendation! Which just goes to show:
i) I guess most people are truly just looking for a tip…in the v worst sense of the word. Perplexing..!? Do they have some bizarre faith I can conjure up, at will, a stock that’s sure to double for them within a week!? Is this really how some people think investing works? In the end, it illustrates how few people walk the talk – they just don’t apply themselves & follow through consistently with their investing. Often, when they actually decide to invest, it seems like their decision may just boil down to the persuasiveness of the ‘tipper’, rather than the merits of the actual stock thesis!