Investment Mistakes Even Smart Investors Make and How to Avoid Them

Author: Larry Swedroe
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071786836
Release Date: 2011-12-09
Genre: Business & Economics

CBS MoneyWatch columnist Larry Swedroe’s bedrock principles for investing success Investment Mistakes Even Smart Investors Make and How to Avoid Them helps anyone from the novice investor to the professional money manager become a more informed investor—and ignore the kind of pervasive “conventional wisdom” that so often leads to financial loss. Swedroe describes how behavioral mistakes and overconfidence can lead you to stray from proven investment principles, and he explains how to reverse these temptations and make the right investing decisions when it counts most. Larry Swedroe is Principal and Director of Research at Buckingham Asset Management. He writes the popular blog “Wise Investing” at CBS MoneyWatch.com.

The 5 Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them

Author: Peter Mallouk
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118929001
Release Date: 2014-07-22
Genre: Business & Economics

Sheds light on the most common errors investors make and offers a user-friendly framework to bypass these mistakes by helping to avoid fighting the market, misunderstanding performance and letting one's emotions cloud the right decision.

Rational Investing in Irrational Times

Author: Larry E. Swedroe
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312291302
Release Date: 2002-06-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Offers particular coverage of working in a cautious climate, highlighting three dozen costly mistakes while outlining the steps for building a globally diversified portfolio.

Big Mistakes

Author: Michael Batnick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119366416
Release Date: 2018-05-22
Genre: Business & Economics

A Must-Read for Any Investor Looking to Maximize Their Chances of Success Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments explores the ways in which the biggest names have failed, and reveals the lessons learned that shaped more successful strategies going forward. Investing can be a rollercoaster of highs and lows, and the investors detailed here show just how low it can go; stories from Warren Buffet, Bill Ackman, Chris Sacca, Jack Bogle, Mark Twain, John Maynard Keynes, and many more illustrate the simple but overlooked concept that investing is really hard, whether you're managing a few thousand dollars or a few billion, failures and losses are part of the game. Much more than just anecdotal diversion, these stories set the basis for the book's critical focus: learning from mistakes. These investors all recovered from their missteps, and moved forward armed with a wealth of knowledge than can only come from experience. Lessons learned through failure carry a weight that no textbook can convey, and in the case of these legendary investors, informed a set of skills and strategy that propelled them to the top. Research-heavy and grounded in realism, this book is a must-read for any investor looking to maximize their chances of success. Learn the most common ways even successful investors fail Learn from the mistakes of the greats to avoid losing ground Anticipate challenges and obstacles, and develop an advance plan Exercise caution when warranted, and only take the smart risks While learning from your mistakes is always a valuable experience, learning from the mistakes of others gives you the benefit of wisdom without the consequences of experience. Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments provides an incomparable, invaluable resource for investors of all stripes.

Wise Investing Made Simple

Author: Larry E. Swedroe
Publisher: Charter Financial Pub
ISBN: 0976657422
Release Date: 2007-09-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Larry Swedroe offers engaging stories to readers as a way of explaining sound investing concepts.

The 106 Common Mistakes Homebuyers Make and How to Avoid Them

Author: Gary W. Eldred
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111804634X
Release Date: 2011-01-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Everything first-timers need to know to avoid the most common mistakes homebuyers make Written especially for first-timers, this eye-opening guide turns you into an educated consumer, ensuring that the home or condo you buy is both a comfortable place to live and a great investment for the future. Compiled from the experience of hundreds of homebuyers, real estate agents, home builders, and mortgage lenders, it shows you the most common mistakes buyers make and illustrates them in practice so you don't fall into the same traps. Now revised and updated for today's hot real estate market, this invaluable resource covers everything from negotiating with sellers and making the down payment to shopping for the best mortgage and handling the closing. The new Fourth Edition also includes totally up-to-date guidance on using the Internet to find properties, secure financing, and collect important data. If you're thinking about buying a home in this overheated market, don't make these mistakes: Researching selling prices and still overpaying Believing everything your agent tells you Buying into an upscale neighborhood that's moving downscale Underestimating utilities and other costs Allowing your agent to negotiate for you Letting fear get the better of you and not buying at all Written by one of the nation's leading real estate experts and packed with hundreds of valuable tips and suggestions, The 106 Common Mistakes Homebuyers Make, Fourth Edition will give you the confidence--and the wisdom--to buy the right home at the right price.

101 biggest mistakes managers make and how to avoid them

Author: Mary Albright
Publisher: Prentice Hall Pr
ISBN: PSU:000044928049
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Business & Economics

Now there's a comprehensive, instant-answer guide to avoiding over 100 of the most common mistakes made by managers that no business course ever told you about - until now. This valuable career-enhancing guide details where the pitfalls lie, so you can avoid them more easily, as well as how to recover from a mistake quickly and prevent it from happening again. You'll discover how to avoid such management blunders as not having clear objectives, delegating the wrong jobs, being defensive to criticism, ignoring office politics, taking on risky projects with little payoff, solving performance problems with new technology, getting caught up in the rumor mill, letting other managers steal away your staff, and much more!

Investing Success

Author: Lynnette Khalfani
Publisher: Writersandpoets.com
ISBN: 1932450505
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This insightful new book by a former "Wall Street Journal" reporter for CNBC challenges investors to take a hard look in the mirror to ask themselves whether they've fallen victim to their own investing errors.

The Little Book of Market Myths

Author: Kenneth L. Fisher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118445013
Release Date: 2013-01-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Debunks commonly held investing myths and misconceptions, explaining why each belief or strategy is wrong and how damaging it can be to financial health.

Heads I Win Tails I Win

Author: Spencer Jakab
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399563218
Release Date: 2016-07-12
Genre: Business & Economics

INVESTING IS ONE OF THE FEW AREAS IN LIFE WHERE EVEN VERY SMART PEOPLE LET HOPE TRIUMPH OVER EXPERIENCE According to Wall Street Journal investing colum­nist Spencer Jakab, most of us have no idea how much money we’re leaving on the table—or that the average saver doesn’t come anywhere close to earning the “average” returns touted in those glossy brochures. We’re handicapped not only by psychological biases and a fear of missing out, but by an industry with multimillion-dollar marketing budgets and an eye on its own bottom line, not yours. Unless you’re very handy, you probably don’t know how to fix your own car or give a family member a decent haircut. But most Americans are expected to be part-time fund managers. With a steady, livable pension check becoming a rarity, we’ve been entrusted with our own finances and, for the most part, failed miserably. Since leaving his job as a top-rated stock ana­lyst to become an investing columnist, Jakab has watched his readers—and his family, friends, and colleagues—make the same mistakes again and again. He set out to evaluate the typical advice people get, from the clearly risky to the seemingly safe, to figure out where it all goes wrong and how they could do much better. Blending entertaining stories with some sur­prising research, Jakab explains ·How a typical saver could have a retirement nest egg twice as large by being cheap and lazy. ·Why investors who put their savings with a high-performing mutual fund manager end up worse off than if they’d picked one who has struggled. ·The best way to cash in on your hunch that a recession is looming. ·How people who check their brokerage accounts frequently end up falling behind the market. ·Who isn’t nearly as good at investing as the media would have you think. He also explains why you should never trust a World Cup–predicting octopus, why you shouldn’t invest in companies with an X or a Z in their names, and what to do if a time traveler offers you eco­nomic news from the future. Whatever your level of expertise, Heads I Win, Tails I Win can help you vastly improve your odds of investment success. From the Hardcover edition.

43 Mistakes Businesses Make and How to Avoid Them

Author: Duncan Bannatyne
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 9780755362271
Release Date: 2011-06-09
Genre: Business & Economics

43 MISTAKES is Duncan Bannatyne's guide to the common traps people in business fall into, and how to stay out of them. Imagine you had your very own personal business adviser, who could give you the benefit of their expertise and help you avoid making costly, embarrassing, time-consuming and even career-ending mistakes. Duncan Bannatyne is that person and he's here to help you. 43 MISTAKES will make sure you avoid the most common business howlers, and is just as relevant if you are a sole-trader on the high street or a bond-trader in the City.

The Only Guide to a Winning Bond Strategy You ll Ever Need

Author: Larry E. Swedroe
Publisher: Truman Talley Books
ISBN: 1429909390
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Education

Larry Swedroe, the author of The Only Guide to a Winning Investment Strategy You'll Ever Need, has collaborated with Joe H. Hempen to create an up-to-date book on how to invest in today's bond market that covers a range of issues pertinent to any bond investor today including: bond-speak, the risks of fixed income investing, mortgage-backed securities, and municipal bonds. The Only Guide to a Winning Bond Strategy You'll Ever Need is a no-nonsense handbook with all the information necessary to design and construct your fixed income portfolio. In this day and age of shaky stocks and economic unpredictability, The Only Guide to a Winning Bond Strategy You'll Ever Need is a crucial tool for any investor looking to safeguard their money.

The 50 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Author: Jean Blacklock
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118010450
Release Date: 2011-02-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Stepping Lightly Around the Pitfalls of Estate Planning... Estate planning is one of those unpleasant but really important tasks. Unfortunately, the process is not only hard to get started, it is then easy to make mistakes. Even the most careful and well-intentioned person can slip up along the way. Avoid the pitfalls! The 50 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes outlines the major mistakes and their consequences in an entertaining way-and then proceeds to tell you exactly how to avoid these mistakes. Delivering practical and helpful information in a light tone, the authors help to make these sometimes difficult conversations a little easier. The book's fifty concise chapters are filled with real-life examples, organized under four key areas of mistakes: The biggest mistake of not planning at all Failing to plan for the possibility of mental incompetency Mistakes made during the estate planning process itself And common mistakes made by executors Written by personal finance and estate planning experts, Jean Blacklock and Sarah Kruger, The 50 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes and How To Avoid Them is an essential guide for Canadians interested in planning their estates effectively, with minimal stress on their loved ones.