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Investment vs. Speculation: A Guide for Beginners

Tips & Advice

Does the stock market seem like Vegas to you? Suspect, possibly rigged? Congratulations, you’re normal.

Being cynical about “great money-making opportunities” is a good survival skill. You won’t win the lottery. Those too-good-to-be-true late-night TV offers are, indeed, to good to be true. That guy on the corner flipping cards is running a scam. Best to keep your hands in your pockets and firmly on your wallet. Continue reading

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Beatles Breakdown: Your Behavioral Biases Toward Investing – Part 3

Investing 101 Tips & Advice

Think you can beat the markets? Research shows that you have a bigger hurdle to face: First, you have to beat your own sneaky brain. With a little help from your friends at the Wherewithal blog, you can understand the biases that trip up even the most coolly logical of investors.

In Part One, we covered beginners’ mistakes. In Part Two, we described the kinds of biases that affect more experienced investors. Continue reading

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Beatles Breakdown: Your Behavioral Biases Toward Investing – Part 2

Investing 101 Tips & Advice

Think you can beat the markets? Research shows that you have a bigger hurdle to face: First, you have to beat your own sneaky brain. With a little help from your friends at the Wherewithal blog, you can understand the biases that trip up even the most coolly logical of investors.

In Part One, we covered some of the behavioral biases beginners can make, often without realizing it.

Part Two tackles the “sophomore slip-ups” you find among investors who have been at it a while. Continue reading

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