Investors Shouldn’t Compare Their Performance To Others – Here’s Why

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Great article by Ian Cassell at MicroCapClub titled, Don’t Compare Yourself To Others. Ian covers two important issues that all investors can relate to. The first is how to sit still while others are making money, because you can’t find stocks that fit your strategy. The second is how to live through a drawdown when your portfolio is underperforming. Here’s … Read More

5 Things to Consider Before Buying Today’s Hot Investment

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The New York Times provides 5 great tips for investors that are considering buying today’s hottest stocks. Here’s and excerpt from that article: We are again nearing what appear to be all-time highs in the stock market, and when that happens, people tend to say and do strange things. This time around, Amazon, Apple, Google (in the form of its … Read More

A Very Simple Formula For Figuring Out How Many Stocks To Hold

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Here at the Acquirer’s Multiple we believe your equally weighted portfolio should consist of 20-30 stocks generated from our Deep Value Stock Screens. In general terms, holding more stocks leads to greater diversification, and lower volatility, but is harder to manage and requires more purchases. Fewer stocks reduces the number of purchases, but leads to great volatility, and magnifies the … Read More

Nice Portfolio, Shame About The Human Running It

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James Saft at the Globe and Mail illustrates how an investor’s behaviour can be one of the biggest risks facing a successful investing strategy. Here’s an excerpt from that article: Investors hate two things above all else: losing money and missing out. The tension between the two, the fear of loss and the fear of doing less well than one’s neighbour, … Read More

One of The Best Investing Tweets of 2017. So Far!

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One of the best blogs in our Top 50 Investing Blogs 2017 is Morgan Housel at The Collaborative Fund Blog, and one of the best investing tweets for 2017 is this one which encapsulates everything you need to know as an investor: Everything I’ve learned about investing points to the idea that simplicity is underrated and always will be because … Read More