The most useful piece of investing information you can learn from

Julie Brownlee, Fsp Invest, 04 Apr. 2014

Tags: investing, strategy, benjamin graham, investment portfolio, investments, how to succeed at investing

When it comes to investing, it’s all too easy to blame others for your investment shortcomings. But it boils down to you. The father of value investing Benjamin Graham wrote this in his investment classic ‘The Intelligent Investor’: “The investor’s chief problem – and even his worst enemy – is likely to be himself.” Let’s take a closer look at what Graham means and what you can learn from this…

Take responsibility for your investments

If your investments aren’t working out the way you’d planned, go stand in front of the mirror, Alexander Green in Investment U explains. If you blame someone else, like a broker, for losing money, ask who made that decision to invest with them?

And you can’t use the old excuse of not knowing enough to duck out of the responsibility of it. Investing isn’t brain surgery. You should learn the basics.

You’ll find taking responsibility for your financial future liberating. At the end of the day you can’t control the economy or the financial markets, but there are some crucial factors that you can…

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These seven vital factors affect your investment portfolio

Determining the size of your future investment portfolio are seven factors:
  1. How much you save.
  2. How long you let it compound.
  3. Your asset allocation.
  4. Your security selection.
  5. The annual performance.
  6. The expenses you absorb.
  7. The taxes you pay.
Out of that list of seven factors, there is only one thing you can’t control. That is the annual performance of your investments.

So what can you do about it?

Go through the list and make sure you stick to the other six factors. You should be doing all six things in good times and bad.

It’s only when you take responsibility for your investment decisions that you experience success and the security and satisfaction that comes with it.

So there you have it, the most useful piece of investing information you can learn from.

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