Today I want to explain one of the biggest mistakes investor's make.
It has nothing to do with what you invest in, where you invest or how much you invest. It goes much deeper than that.
It's got to do with your emotions and behaviour.
The fact is, every investor experiences it at some point. And if you keep doing it, you're guaranteed to lose a fortune.
Let me explain…
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The biggest lie you'll ever hear in the stock market is that: “As a private investor you're not smart enough, and you lack the information to invest and make money on the stock market.”
It's a lie presented by fund managers, personal financial advisers and media analysts alike.
Obviously, they don't say it quite like this, but it's what they mean.
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The great Albert Einstein once defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
I'm sure on a personal level, you've experienced this insanity.
The fact is, we continually make the same mistakes in all areas of life. And when it comes to investing, this is especially true.
That's why today I'm going to explain the two most common inves... ››› more
You're no doubt familiar with Donald Trump, even if it's just watching him in The Apprentice.
In a book he wrote ten years ago, Trump details how to invest wisely, how to run a successful business and earn more money, plus a lot more.
So what is Trump's investment advice?
Let's take a closer look…
Investing tips from Donald Trump
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When you decide buying a property is the next step in your plan, you'll be overwhelmed by the options available. From single-storey houses to lofty city apartments, buyers are spoilt for choice. So what do you do when you find two properties you can picture yourself buying, but can't decide which one to choose? Follow these three property investment tips of course…
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When it comes to making the choice on which property you're going to buy for investment purposes, there are many factors you need to consider. And top of that list is LOCATION. While we all know this, many property investors don't pay enough attention to it. That's why today, we're focusing on the types of property locations you should ignore if you want your property investment to be a success…... ››› more
Once you've got a stockbroker sorted and how much you're going to invest, you need to start thinking about your portfolio. Before you start buying shares, you need to think about what you're actually investing in. Read on to find out how to start building your winning portfolio…
Once you’ve got your preparation out of the way, like opening a stockbroking account and you know how much you’r... ››› more
Twitter followers hopped on the bandwagon yesterday when the ‘Oracle of Omaha' Warren Buffett joined Twitter. There was so much excitement about him joining, he gained 1,000 followers a minute! While everyone's eagerly waiting to see what investment advice Buffet dispenses on the social media platform, remember to be wary of investment advice offered in the social media space...
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It's usually the Ponzi schemes and more obvious investment scams that make the headlines, like the recent Defencex case. Now, it seems investors can't even trust their own financial advisers and fund managers for sound investment advice! Here's what to look out for to ensure you're not paying your financial adviser a cent more than you should…
If you’ve had an eye on the news lately, you’... ››› more
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