The Best Investment You Can Make Is an Investment in Yourself

This week, we're honored to bring you the inspiring tale of Gautam Baid... When Gautam first immigrated from India to the U.S. in 2015, he made ends meet by working a grueling graveyard shift as a hotel clerk. The nights were slow and long and monotonous. So Gautam passed the time by investing in himself. He voraciously read every finance and investment book he could get his hands on. As he tells Dan... Even though it was a big challenge for me intellectually, physically, culturally, and emotionally, today, in hindsight, I highly value those days of my life because for the first time... I finally got some time for myself to read and learn... This was the phase in my life during which I was about to realize the power of compounding knowledge. Gautam used this knowledge to build an "intellectual foundation in investing." And in just a few years, he propelled himself from minimum-wage night shifts to a CFA charterholder, an internationally bestselling author, a feature in Morningstar Research's Learn From the Masters series, and the founder of his own investment firm, Stellar Wealth Partners India Fund. In this week's episode of the Stansberry Investor Hour, Gautam and Dan discuss his unique definition of value investing, his No. 1 strategy that works across different market cycles and macroeconomic environments, the one time he received praise directly from the Oracle of Omaha himself, and the fundamental power of investing in yourself... The body is limited in ways that the mind is not. By the time most people are 40 years old, their bodies begin to deteriorate. But there is no limit to the amount of growth and development that the mind can sustain. Reading keeps our minds alive and growing... Books are truly life-changing.