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How to Use Media Noise to Improve Your Investing Reflexes, Part 1

“Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.” — Warren Buffett

What’s the difference between you and one of the richest men in the world, besides all that money, of course? Warren Buffett, the multi-billionaire head of holding company Berkshire Hathaway, would explain it simply: He doesn’t buy stocks. He buys businesses. Continue reading

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Beatles Breakdown: Your Behavioral Biases Toward Investing – Part 3

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

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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