Investor homework piles up facts and profits. Series Part 7 of 7. Patience and homework, your two biggest investing tools, piles up facts and profits. Patience lets you wait for opportunity and enjoy the long ride to prosperity and financial security.
Yes to dips but no averaging down! Part 5 of the 7 part White Top View series: Playing Market Odds. Do not play high risk odds, do not average down…but buy the dip! Yes to dips but no averaging down! Successful price dips purchases and price drops that happened without any sign of significant recovery were examined. The problem comes when averaging down does not work. Get it wrong and you have to deal with a very costly mistake. Sometimes stocks do fall in a hole and never climb out. Sometimes a stock ridden down never recovers. Stocks die.
3 Times yes or investors say no! The economy, market and company must all say yes or we answer no! White Top View series: Playing Market Odds, discusses how superior investors play market odds and avoid common investment errors. This Part 3 of the series, covers how superior investors wait for three positive signals before investing. Before investing we research the facts on the economy as well as the market and company. The economy, market and the company information must all give positive signals or we say no to investing.
Misses, writeoffs, bad math and distracted investing. Last post discussed the first three of the 6 Sins of new investors: 1. News based investing = bad news! 2. No research and 3. The high cost of holding losers. In this post we discuss the next three sins: 4. Buying turnarounds or bankrupt companies can bankrupt you! 5. Averaging down sinks portfolio performance and 6. No distracted investing, keep eyes on the road to your financial future! This is Part 2 in the 7 Part White Top View series, Playing Market Odds.
6 Sins of new investors, introduces 6 common investing sins and opens a seven part White Top View series, Playing Market Odds. The investing sin list: making investments based only on a media report, investing without research, holding investments that are losers, investing in turnaround or bankrupt companies, averaging down by buying more of a loser, not learning about or paying attention to investments. These 6 investing sins of beginners are mistakes that have the nasty habit of being costly. We learn about them, avoid them and quickly correct the mistakes we make.