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Story of a Patient Lady – How Anne Scheiber Made $22 Million

 

Guys, let me share a success story of a woman who made millions by staying patient and calm in a stock market.

 

Her exceptional investing journey is a lesson for all investors who get panicked by the ups and downs of stock markets and reap the profits/losses by thinking short-term. She is a true example of buy and hold strategy. During her investing career, she hardly sold her holdings. One can learn from her the buy-and-hold strategy.

 

Let’s read her story.

 

Anne Scheiber, born in 1893, was an auditor in IRS and made not more than $4000 a year. Being a Jewish as well as a woman, she hardly got any promotion in her career and retired with a corpus of $5000 and an annual pension of around $3100 per year.

 

With a frugal lifestyle and high savings, she started her journey with a buy-and-hold strategy. As she had an ample amount of time in her retirement phase, she picked up some marvelous dividend paying companies(Coca Cola, Abbott, Pfizer etc) during the course of time.

 

Anne Scheiber Portfolio

Anne Scheiber Portfolio

 

At the time of her death, at the age of 101, her portfolio valuation was around $22 Million.

 

The biggest secret behind her success was the time she gave her investments to grow and patience to hold on. She never interrupted the process of compounding and let her portfolio grow by giving it a huge time period of 50 years.

 

What can you learn from Anne Scheiber?

 

All we can learn from her is – Being Patient. Just buy good companies and hold them forever. Never interrupt the cycle of compounding. You’ll reap the benefits of compounding.

 

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