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The 10 Keys to a Better Investment Experience

By: Curt Stowers

Being a successful investor is NOT easy—it requires an incredible amount of self-discipline. Fortunately, while the self-discipline is hard, the basic tenants of successful investing are easy to understand.

Ten Keys to Investment Success

While there are multiple thoughts on what leads to a successful outcome as an investor, the following ten are a great starting point:

  • Embrace Market Pricing
  • Don’t Try to Outguess the Market
  • Resist Chasing Past Performance
  • Let Markets Work for You
  • Consider the Drivers of Returns
  • Practice Smart Diversification
  • Avoid Market Timing
  • Manage Your Emotions
  • Look Beyond the Headlines
  • Focus on What You Can Control

You can get a more detailed discussion of each of these ten keys by jumping to this link, which contains a PDF file going into more detail on this topic.


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