My YAHOO! Investment Went Down to the Drain!

Dati ang YAHOO! (NASDAQ:YHOO) ay isang company na very popular sa mga internet users. Founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo, Yahoo  is the door to all internet information. Pagbukas ko ng Internet, Yahoo agad ang pinupuntahan ko para mag-search, magbasa ng news, mag-connect sa mga friends gamit ang Yahoo Messenger. This company was once a common household name para sa mga internet users.

Ito ang dahilan kung bakit ako nag-invest ng mahigit isang milyong peso sa stocks ng Yahoo during the Internet Stock Bubble. Yahoo ay isang malaking company, ang problema wala siyang maipakitang earnings para sa kaniyang mga stockholders kundi income projections further in the future. Iyon ay kung kaya nilang i-monetize ang kanilang valuable contents.

Pero ngayon wala na, palubog na ang Yahoo! Just as my investment, they are going into the drain!

Alam mo ba kung bakit sila nag-failed? Here’s the story…

Turning down the King of Searches

Noong 1998, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) came into their radar para bilhin ang kanilang search technology. Pero hindi sila naging interesado. They did not take ACTION to purchase!

Second time around in 2002, nagkaron sila ulit ng opportunity to swallow Google for only 5 billion US dollars! Again, they did not take the ACTION!

Now, Google is the giant of all search engines. Google is now the household name of all searches in the internet. They have grown to become one of the largest companies int the world. Google has a current Market Cap of 578 Billion dollars!

Taking my losses

Sayang na sayang ang opportunity ni Yahoo, di ba?

I decided to sell my stocks at a great loss! I was left with very few thousand dollars with my investment. I, too, did not make a quick decision to part ways with this internet darling.

There is a saying that “Opportunity does not knock twice.” But in the case of Yahoo, opportunity from Google knocked twice on their door. But the problem is that they knocked down the opportunity by not taking massive action!

The Facebook Affair

And they knocked down another opportunity! Noong 2006, si Facebook ((NASDAQ:FB) ay lumabas sa radar ni Yahoo! Facebook was offered for 1 Billion dollars lang. Pero si Yahoo, tumawad ng $850 million dollars. The offer was turned down by the young founder, Mark Zuckerberg.

Alam mo ba ang Market Cap ng Facebook ngayon? It is now $391 Billion Dollar company. And Facebook is now one of the biggest company in the world. Facebook has grown to become the darling of social media!

Sayang na naman, YAHOO!

The King of Searches found Yahoo!

Ang pinakahuling pagkakamali nila ay noong 2008. This time si Google naman ang gustong bumili kay Yahoo. Google offered $44.6 Billion dollars. Hindi pumayag si Yahoo sa offer.

Hindi na naman sila umaksyon!

Where is Yahoo now?

So where is Yahoo now? Yahoo was chewed by Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ). Alam mo kung magkano nabili? Verizon paid only $4.8 billion for the company. That was the end of an era for an Internet Pioner!

Kung umaksyon sana sila noon sa mga opportunities, sila sana pinakamayamang company ngayon. Sila sana may ari kay Google. Sila sana ang may-ari ng Facebook! Sila sana ang pinakamayaman at pinakamalaking company sa buong mundo.

Sana…

The moral of the story

Ganun din sa buhay ng isang tao. Kapag hindi ka gumawa ng aksyon, maraming opportunidad na dumaraan ang posibleng masasayang.

Ilang beses mo na bang nasabi sa iyong sarili…“Sayang, sana pala ________!”

…Sana pala hindi ko siya na-ignore!
…Sana pala sumali na ako noon!
…Sana pala binili ko yun!
…Sana pala nag-invest ako niyon!
…Sana pala gumawa ako ng aksyon!

Isa iyan sa pinaka masakit! Iyon bang manghihinayang ka! Panghihinayang mo ang mga aksyon na sana ginawa mo.

Don’t make the Yahoo’s mistake! When opportunity knocks on your door, open and let it in. And if opportunity doesn’t knocks on your door, you have to create the opportunity.

Be strong, be brave and be bold to take action! The decision you take this time will make or break you in the future.

Even then, one good investment out of a hundred failures can bring you fortune that will take care of you and your family for the rest of your life.

After falling down so deep with my finances kung saan malaking losses ko sa pag-invest kay Yahoo, I’m back to one million peso investment sa aking Unit Investment Trust Fund. Download my FREE Ebook kung saan isinulat ko kung paano ang ginagawa mo para makabawi sa mga losses kay Yahoo!

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Here’s to your success!

JUN PASION

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