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20 timeless and simple principals for becoming a more successful investor

by , 08 November 2013

When it comes to staking your cash on the stock market, you want to know that you're making the right decision. Obviously the stock market isn't that easy to predict, but if you stick to some well-defined rules, you will become a more successful investor over time. Read on to uncover 20 timeless and simple principals to become a more successful investor…

Here are 20 rules that you should consider to be “investing gospel,” Dr Steve Sjuggerud in Investment U explains…

The 20 rules for investing success

If you stray from these rules, chances are you’ll get into trouble.
  1. An attempt at making a quick buck usually leads to losing much of that buck.
  2. If shares in general don’t seem cheap, stand aside.
  3. Buy and hold doesn’t always work.
  4. Never throw good money after bad investments (don’t buy more of a loser).
  5. Cut your losers and let your winners ride.
  6. If the investment sounds too good to be true, it is.
  7. Don’t fight the trend.
  8. Don’t fight interest rates.
  9. Most shares that fall under R5 rarely see R10 again.
  10. The best hot tip: There is no such thing as a hot tip.
  11. Don’t fall in love with your shares; they won’t fall in love with you.
  12. Don’t have more than 3% at risk in any one position.
  13. The trend is your friend until the end.
  14. Trading derivatives often leads to a quick trip to the poorhouse.
  15. Bear-market rallies are often violent; giving the illusion the bull is back.
  16. Low-priced shares don’t double any faster than high-priced ones.
  17. Valuations don’t matter in the short run.
  18. When a share hits a new high, it’s not time to sell. Something is going right.
  19. Have a rose garden portfolio (don’t trim your roses while your weeds fester).
  20. It takes courage to be a pig (don’t settle for taking 10% profits).
So there you have it, 20 timeless and simple principals to become a more successful investor.



20 timeless and simple principals for becoming a more successful investor
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