The Five Biggest Mistakes in Making an Investment
The Story of Mr. Steven Smith
Mr. Steven Smith owns a furniture business in Southern California, but was faced with big challenges. He was not unlike many business owners around the United States. According to a CA Technology study, American businesses are losing $26.5 billion a year due to poor technology and wasting time and stocks, real estate and other investments going down. This is due to the economy, identity theft, more competition and the cost of running a business going up. The dangers and challenges of American businesses have been highly documented. So, Mr. Smith decided to do some research, and discovered some alarming facts including:
Stocks are way down in the last decades according to Federal Reserve Numbers:
Real estate has taken a huge dive according to National Statistics and Real Capital Analytics
Mr. Smith also discovered that the dollar continues to go down and hard assets including Gold and Silver have consistently gone up throughout American history:
Finally, Mr. Smith discovered four more facts from the UCLA and Best Practices:
1. Lack of Customer service – 95% of investors surveyed stated that lack of customer service with all the companies they must deal is below average and time
2. Hidden Fees – 86% of investors surveyed state that hidden fees for a variety of services is quite costly.
3. Poor Advice – Nearly 100% of investors receive poor or false information from their financial advisors and/or brokers at some point in their careers.
4. Trust – 95% of investors do not trust the financial advisors and brokers working today.
He further discovered that one of the main reasons for his loss of revenue was wasting time with technical support issues and equipment malfunctioning. I mean seriously. How many times have you had to call a technical support person in the last year? 10? 20? Mr. Smith had the same problem. He discovered that his employees need to call technical support personnel an average of 56 times per year. Over 70% of this technical support is only open during work hours. Also, his business will spend anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour on the phone trying to resolve the issue. Companies are spending around 25 hours a year dealing with technical support every year, sometimes longer! Mr. Smith calculated what this cost to him. He was making around $1000 per hour for his business.
25 hrs. x $1000 = $25,000.
This does not calculate the time taken away from quality time he could spend with his family. It also does not equate how much business you lose due to technical problems not being resolved in the future. Mr. Smith was frustrated!
Mr. Smith was approached by many different companies and financial investors on how to solve these problems. However, being a very smart business man, he figured that he would call someone who deals with hard assets given the data mentioned above.
He then called Hard Assets of Houston with questions and the staff person gave him some very specific solutions to some of these dangers listed above.
REMOVING 25 frustrating hours of Technical Support
Hard Assets of Houston explained to Mr. Smith that they have a customer satisfaction rating of 9.5 of 10. Furthermore, their technical support includes the following:
- Available 7 days a week
- Staff based in the United States
- Only experienced and professional staff
However, Mr. Smith was impressed but had more key questions regarding his money and how hard assets will actually help him.
He then was referred to Chad Lang.
Mr. Smith was impressed with Chad Lang's portfolio, but not completely convinced. He has seen many news reports about unethical behaviors and poor investment advice and was concerned about this. Chad explained that his company is the only one of its kind to be certified in Ethics and Customer service by the Best Practices Non-Profit Group.
Mr. Smith explained that he once invested in some stocks and paid over $5000 in hidden fees and has been reluctant to invest in much since then. Chad explained that all fees are guaranteed to not change once agreed and the price for these hard assets are the most consistent and fixed in economic history.
Hard Assets of Houston Maximum Security
5. Mr. Smith had read some material about safety and security. As a matter of fact, last year
someone stole some financial information from him and caused a great deal of trouble for his
business. He asked “what can you do to prevent that from happening in the future?”
Chad explained that he has the 100/100 guarantee which simply means your information is 100% guaranteed to be confidential and there is 100% guarantee you receive what you invest in.
Mr. Smith was now impressed with Chad and Hard Assets of Houston and invested 35% of money in gold, silver and other hard assets. In just a few years, he has seen a 10% growth in his investments while his friends who invested in real estate and stocks have not been so lucky.
Mr. Smith is more relaxed, his business runs more smoothly, and he has more time with his family. He then wrote a letter to Chad thanking him for his quality service, and took his wife out to dinner to celebrate.