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Things That Look Good but Don't Really Matter

Things That Look Good but Don't Really Matter

Beating the market. Investing is about achieving your personal financial goals, not beating the market. Would you rather get great returns but fail to achieve your goals (e.g., because you invested too little, too late), or achieve your goals with mediocre returns (because you invested early, often, and consistently)?

Short-term performance numbers. Your short-term performance will be great some of the time and miserable other times. Who cares? Long-term returns are the only ones that matter.

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Once Purchased, Your Investments Will Perform as They Will

What you paid for an investment. Holding on to a losing investment until you break even can burn you badly. Some stocks never come back. Buy and hold can work out well for some stocks, but for others, you're just throwing good money after bad.

The time and effort yo...

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Some Totally Useless Thought Experiments

Some Totally Useless Thought Experiments

How much you could have made if you would have only put $10k into… This sort of backward looking fantasies are useless, unless they teach you how to pick the next 10-bagger before it shoots up. Otherwise, you may as well throw darts at a list of stocks. Enron anybody?

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Looking at Others Can Get in the Way of Managing Your Financial Affairs

Looking at Others Can Get in the Way of Managing Your Financial Affairs

How rich other people are getting. “Nothing so undermines your financial judgement as the sight of your neighbor getting rich.”

Financial advice from billionaires. The ultra-wealthy are usually out of touch with normal people for their advice to be useful. ...

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Some Things You Think Would Make You a Great Investor - Don't

Some Things You Think Would Make You a Great Investor - Don't

Your IQ. In investing, EQ matters more than IQ. There are lots of smart people who invest, but far fewer who can control their reactions. Normal IQ with high EQ makes you a better investor than the opposite.

Success in other areas of your life. Those who as...

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