Ignoring the Crowd Isn’t Easy!

Think about some of the most memorable people that you’ve ever met or known about.  What was it about them that made you remember them?

In terms of famous people, it’s interesting how some of the most admired people now were made fun of by the majority, the “crowd”, while they were growing up or before they became famous.  They were considered weird, different, or unusual because no matter how much pressure they faced Continue reading “Ignoring the Crowd Isn’t Easy!”

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A Successful Investor Needs the Right Personality, Not Just the Right Resources

Perhaps the greatest benefit to a person who wants to invest their money in this day and age is being able to access a nearly endless amount of information, analysis, and advice about a multitude of investment types, including stocks.  From T.V. resources like Continue reading “A Successful Investor Needs the Right Personality, Not Just the Right Resources”

How To Fail as an Investor

Don’t let the title of this post throw you off, because I’m going to engage you in a bit of reverse psychology.  Sometimes, a great way to do something right is to instead learn how it’s done wrong and then do the opposite.

A few years back, a friend of mine who knew that I was into stock investing asked me if he should get into it as well.  My first suggestion was that he absolutely not, foolishly assuming that Continue reading “How To Fail as an Investor”

Being A Canadian Investor in the U.S. Market

The great turn-around in my stock portfolio began almost two years ago after I subscribed to an investing advice service that featured mostly American stocks.  Having experienced my losing ways in Canadian-only stocks, I figured with this fresh start that I would jump into owning stock in American companies, or at least stocks listed on the American exchanges even if some companies were Canadian-based.  Not that Canadian stocks were bad, Continue reading “Being A Canadian Investor in the U.S. Market”

Advice For The Young Investor

Don’t be fooled by the title of this post.  The advice I’m going to give will be of tremendous benefit to anybody of any age who’s just starting out on this great adventure of stock investing, or who’s still thinking about it but doesn’t know where to start.  (For you late-bloomers like me, perhaps another post I wrote will also be of benefit.) Continue reading “Advice For The Young Investor”

An Invest-imony

I find it ironic that I’ve decided to start this blog on April 1st. It wasn’t intentional, and this first post won’t be trying to fool anybody. Yet it is ironic in the sense that it’s a tale of how I was an investing fool for many years, but how in the past couple of years things have really started to come around.  I hope that you can benefit from my mistakes and lessons.

I decided to start investing mostly in stocks back in Continue reading “An Invest-imony”