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Rebbe’s Response to Investing in the Stock Market

Motzoei Shabbos Story: Eduardo Elsztain had $15 million to invest in the stock market. The response he got from the Rebbe changed the course of his businesses. Full Story

Eduardo Elsztain (right) speaks with Chairman of Tzach in Israel, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Aharonov, last month

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An important teaching
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An important teaching

But it is too bad that this was not publicized at the time so that many Chabad families around the world would not have been devastated financially by various scammers.

Interesting
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Interesting

His company is listed on the New York stock exchange

לה הרי זה כהרי זה
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לה הרי זה כהרי זה

Being listed and buying other listings are very different.

Stock market
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Stock market

People have made a lot of money in the stock market. The Rebbe was giving him a particular horaah. It was not a blanket statement.
He wa going to invest in Argentina which collapsed.

Wait a minute
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Wait a minute

When I asked Rabbi Groner about investing in Rabbi Gutnick’s Austalian mines, He quoted the Rebbe as saying, “Whoever wants to invest may invest.” Btw, although I did not get wealthy from it, I did make some gain.

Don't necessarily have to lose sleep
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Don't necessarily have to lose sleep

There is an important adage when it comes to investing in stocks: “If you can’t afford to lose it, you should not be in it.” So, the amount of money that you will not lose sleep on if you lose it – that’s what you can invest. Also, very important. There are many ways you can play the stock market. Some are relatively safe, others very risky. If you don’t want to lose sleep, only invest in something that all you lose is what you invested. There are, for example, derivatives such as options. If you buy the option, all… Read more »

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