Investor Points of Few – Reaping What You Read

The belief in the idea of instant success and impending disaster is one that’s easily influenced by; fear-inspiring articles, the urge to seek safety in asset classes that don’t actually provide any, falling to victim to well-named products that sound good but don’t really mean anything, and becoming an armchair investor following celebrity TV analysts whose dire investment predictions are borderline comedy.

Investor Points of Few – Market Sentiment? Any Way The Bad Wind Blows…

In the words of legendary investor Peter Lynch, who averaged a 29.2% annual return between 1977 and 1990 while the manager of the Magellan Fund at Fidelity, “You get recessions, you have stock market declines. If you don’t understand that’s going to happen, then you’re not ready, you won’t do well in the markets.”