Muddled minds harm investors so we need awareness of the psychological effects of isolation and confused thinking. This discussion continues the 10 Paralyzing Mental Blocks of Investors introduced in the last post. Isolation and confusion can quickly produce confused thinking and mentally block an investor from making the right decisions. Part 6 of the White Top View Series, Mind Game discussing emotions and psychological aspects of investing.
Optimism and unrealistic minds of investors discusses the need for a realistic, knowledgeable outlook. Personal finance and investing basics includes knowing that unfounded optimism and unrealistic attitudes can produce huge losses. This post continues the White Top View Series, Mind Game discussing emotions and psychological aspects of investing.
The attached stubborn and helpless investor continues the discussion of the 10 Paralyzing Mental Blocks of Investors introduced in the last post. This post discusses the challenges of attachment, stubbornness and helplessness that can mentally block an investor. Part 4 of the White Top View Series, Mind Game discussing emotions and psychological aspects of investing.
Financial advisor incompetence exposed in a CBC hidden camera video documents financial advisor incompetence. Show Me The Money ran February 28, 2014, as part of the Marketplace broadcast. Marketplace is a consumer information show broadcast on CBC TV in Canada.
Mutual fund investor look at ETFs. Any financial advisor that puts your capital into a mutual fund has turned the tables on you. Your capital now works for them! At no risk! If your financial advisor puts you into mutual funds, your account needs review . Your capital delivers a no risk and constant return…to them! What about you? You, however, get the leftovers. Market movement up or down does not matter to their return. They get their return, every year. From you. No matter what the market does, each year they take a nice slice of your account. You put up the capital, take the risk, but get only the leftovers. Should it be the other way around? Should they be working for you?
Retirement saving dangers. Retirement saving dangers lurk in the financial industry annual retirement savings campaigns. The great annual rite of investor shearing has begun. Once our New Year celebrations pass each year, the financial industry begins their annual bombardment of retirement savings ads. Financial marketing blasts at full volume to summon you to the shearing shed for your spring clip. The financial industry lust for your retirement savings seems to know no bounds.
Investor make your retirement deposit and WAIT! Don’t be rushed into a tax deduction. When making your retirement deposit, plan to put thousands more into your pocket by depositing to get a tax deduction then researching investment alternatives. For investors not certain of the best way to use savings needs a plan. Before you commit to making a specific retirement investment, consider taking a two step approach. It could put thousands in your pocket. 1. Deposit – get your tax deduction and saving 2. Research – find your best low cost investment Deposits trigger tax deductions
Market patterns repeat for investors. Charts tracking stock prices show trading patterns that repeat. Repeating patterns can show the mind of the market. Both human groupthink as well as both the wisdom and madness of crowds are repeatedly displayed. Astute investors can use the knowledge and patterns to make money.
Win by picking winners!
Look among the stock market leaders for the winners. That is how to find stocks that consistently make you money. Stocks that lead the charge upward in bull markets consistently produce profits for shareholders. Go there and pick among the leaders to build a portfolio of winners.
Warren Buffett explains the investment value of gold. Warren Buffett explains his view of gold in a 2011 letter to shareholders. He makes the point that buying productive assets is an essential for investing success. Gold produces nothing. Good investments grow; they produce. We need to plant good investment seeds in our portfolio. Those are our well researched positions. Then we carefully attend to our portfolio to see it grow.