Increasing your wealth over time is about more than making the right stock picks or always buying low and selling high. Too often, we see intelligent investors shoot themselves in the feet by making fundamental errors in their investing strategy. Over the years, we have observed the effects of fear, greed, lack of discipline, groupthink, and many other pitfalls that investors experience. Accordingly, we have compiled this list of seven principles of long-term investing. These principles are by no means exhaustive, nor will they guarantee investment success, but we hope that you will find them useful in helping you make investment decisions.
This whitepaper covers the following topics:
1) Focusing on the total real return of your investments
2) Remaining flexible and diverse
3) Taking the right amount of risk
4) Monitoring your financial plan