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Optimism and Unrealistic Minds of Investors

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.

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Attached Stubborn and Helpless Investor

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.

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Erica Johnson CBC Marketplace

Financial Advisor Incompetence Exposed

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.

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Market Patterns Repeat

Market patterns repeat, déjà vu is already seen again!

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.

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How do I avoid the 6 Sins of new investors

6 Sins of new investors

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.

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Reaction to headlines can hurt investors

Headline news warnings and stock market risks explained

Headline news warnings and stock market risks explained as possible market overreactions. Reactive trading and emotions can drive market action. At such times, turmoil, not smart investing decisions, drive markets. To avoid being spooked, and trading with your emotions, inform yourself, do your homework and take the long view.

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Control investor paralyzing mental blocks

Control 10 paralyzing mental blocks of investors

Investing success means knowing how to control 10 paralyzing mental blocks of investors. By controlling mental blocks knowledgeable investors give themselves a huge advantage. That advantage empowers you to control your investing future and build financial security and retirement independence. The 10 Paralyzing mental blocks: Fear, Greed, Attachment, Stubbornness, Helplessness, Optimism, Running with the herd, Changing yesterday, Isolation, Confusion. Continues Series, Mind Game, a discussion of emotions and psychological aspects of investing.

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Irrational behavior and normal markets can puzzle investors

Irrational behavior in normal markets

Irrational behavior in normal markets are one can puzzle investors, especially investing novices. In fact, irrational behavior and normal markets are perfectly normal. They are the same thing. Most people think of themselves as rational beings. However when it comes to investing you can see much irrational behavior. Part 2 of the 6 part White Top View Series, Mind Game, discusses emotions and psychological aspects of investing.

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Fear, greed and procrastination are 3 wealth assassins

3 Wealth Assassins Lurk

3 Wealth Assassins Lurk! Fear, greed and procrastination are 3 wealth assassins that can devastate an investor’s portfolio. Use awareness, education and commitment to defend your portfolio against these attackers. Part 1 of the 6 part White Top View Series, Mind Game, discusses emotions and psychological aspects of investing.

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