Too Clever By Half Why Good Investing Is Easier than Bad Investing

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Too Clever By Half Why Good Investing Is Easier than Bad Investing John Maxfield

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“Success in investing doesn’t correlate with I.Q. Once you are above the level of 25, once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing.” - Warren Buffett

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Of all the verticals, financial media is the only one where there's supposed to be some sort of responsibility that comes along with it. . . . When you think about fashion, art, sports, Hollywood gossip, in all of these different huge categories of news . . . there is no responsibility. People don't watch ESPN and then think they're supposed to go out and play tackle football with 300-pound guys. But for some reason, when they watch financial or business news, they then take the next step in a lot of cases and say "I'm supposed to act on this now.“ - Joshua Brown, Clash of the Financial Pundits

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“If investing is entertaining, if you're having fun, you're probably not making any money. Good investing is boring.” - George Soros

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Average Hedge Fund Since 2005 31% S&P 500 Since 2005 60% Source: Bloomberg, Ycharts.com

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“Your Last Remaining Edge on Wall Street” - Morgan Housel

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3 Concluding Thoughts… Buffett’s 2 Rules of Investing Say NO to trading Use time to your advantage 1 2 3