Taking the Emotion out of Investing

Even though this is a blog about stock investing, the principles in many of these posts relate and can translate to success in any form of investing in other areas of life:  education, relationships, and so on.  Really, what point is there to becoming a successful stock investor if you can’t also learn things that make the rest of your life better and of those around you?   Continue reading “Taking the Emotion out of Investing”

A Roller Coaster Only Hurts If You Jump Off

Being an investor in this day and age must be an awful lot harder than it was back in the days before you could simply buy or sell a stock with a few clicks or taps.  Now, I’m not talking about the speed and convenience of online trading – I wouldn’t give those up for anything!  Rather, I’m talking about the temptations that quick trading has introduced.

It’s all too easy for a person to get swept up into the temptation to buy a stock that is surging upwards to new heights.  But even easier is the temptation Continue reading “A Roller Coaster Only Hurts If You Jump Off”

Some Crucial Lessons About Buy-and-Hold Investing

One mantra that everybody even remotely acquainted with investing has heard for many years now is “buy and hold”.  I first learned about it over 20 years ago, but I was too impatient to put into practice plus I didn’t have the right information.  Finally, after ‘seeing the light’ upon learning the right information, Continue reading “Some Crucial Lessons About Buy-and-Hold Investing”

Why Am I Holding On To Some Of My Losers?

There is a range of opinions about how to handle a stock that isn’t quite panning-out the way you had hoped.  Some people will tell you to hold on at all costs and for as long as possible if you still believe in the long-term outlook of the company.  Others will advise you Continue reading “Why Am I Holding On To Some Of My Losers?”

When Is The Right Time To Buy A Stock?

This is one of the two most vexing questions that the stock investor has to deal with.  The other one, of course, wrestles with the right time to sell a stock.  Some investors will struggle more with buying than selling, some vice-versa, whereas others Continue reading “When Is The Right Time To Buy A Stock?”