15 favourite investor fallacies

Sunday, June 25, 2006 | 11:41 AM

This nice collection of 15 favourite investor fallacies comes to us via Incademy (a subsidiary of Global-Investor.com).

"Beginners in investment are often subjected to proverbial wisdom on the subject by friends and do-it-yourself manuals. Much of it is very bad for them, because it is false or only partially true. If you are able to spot the flaws in many of these arguments before they influence your approach to investment, you may avoid serious losses."

1. Investing is just gambling anyway, so why not take a few chances?

2. You've got to speculate to accumulate

3. Growth always wins in the end/Value always wins in the end

4. Blue chips are best/Smaller companies are best

5. Penny shares are the best value for money

6. It's such a great company, I can't go wrong

7. But just look at the dividends

8. I've got to be in technology/biotechnology/telecoms etc

9. I missed that one, I'll catch the next one

10. Paper losses aren't real

11. I'll never go broke taking a profit

12. It can't possibly go any lower

13. It can't possibly go any higher

14. I can't sell because of the tax bill

15. This time it's different


Good stuff!


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My favorite is "I can make money by trading quarterly results."

Posted by: Kris Tuttle | Jun 25, 2006 12:20:02 PM

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