How you can apply the principles of a healthy lifestyle to successful investing

Julie Brownlee, Fsp Invest, 10 Jun. 2014

Tags: successful investing, investing, healthy lifestyle, principals of successful investing,

At first glance you might not think there are any similarities between a healthy lifestyle and investing. But if you delve a bit deeper, you’ll see that there are surprising similarities between the two. Let’s take a closer look…

The similarities between investing and healthy living

The same principles that contribute towards a healthy lifestyle also contribute towards successful investing.

Let’s look at lifestyle first…

Scientists, nutritionists and other experts have conducted literally thousands of lifestyle and nutrition studies over the years. Yet despite all these man hours, the perfect diet is still an unknown.

There’s a lot of contradicting evidence about the pros and cons of different habits and diets.

But in spite of this, we know that certain things contribute to a healthier lifestyle, Alexander Green in Investment U explains. We know that if you don’t smoke, drink moderately, exercise and eat a balanced diet, you’re more likely to be healthier than someone who smokes, drinks excessively, doesn’t exercise and eats a lot of junk food.

So how does this all tie in with investing?

It all comes down to the broad principles used with a healthy lifestyle.

Overall we know there are certain things that do contribute towards a healthier lifestyle. And overall we know what can contribute towards a more successful portfolio.

For instance, we know that you should have a diversified portfolio. We know that asset allocation is worthwhile, so you can spread risk across different asset classes.

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And just as with healthy eating which requires avoiding bad stuffs like sugar, salt and processed foods, the trick is to avoid the bad stuff with investing. You need to make sure that your portfolio gets all it needs and the right balance over the years to perform well.

So there you have it, how you can apply the principles of a healthy lifestyle to successful investing.

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