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Psychology of Investing, cont.

Here we are again, discussing “The Psychology of Smart Investing.” Key points the authors made were that “psychological traps such as loneliness, poor self-esteem, depression, wishful thinking, self-destructiveness, addiction to playing the markets, revenge and internal conflicts,” contribute to fear of making poor investment … Continue reading

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Psychology of investing

While researching for yesterday’s post, I found an excellent link to the book pictured below. Unfortunately, IFO can’t scrape the screen, so will have to summarize some of the content. She advises interested readers to follow the link on that … Continue reading

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Revenge investing…

You’ve heard of Revenge Porn – post compromising pictures of a former boy/girl friend on Internet site. A guy got 18 years for that about a month ago. There’s also – http://www.cnbc.com/id/ or this – https://books.google.com/books?id=Lt28RNH2biYC&pg=PA138&lpg=PA138&dq=revenge+investing&source=bl&ots=urFtzNVWDl&sig=Y1eW1H6f0gFl75ojUvMpxAdlR4U&hl=en&sa=X&ei=U5RvVZCqCNjmoATs9IHwBg&ved=0CD4Q6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=revenge%20investing&f=false IFO is not thinking of … Continue reading

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Miscellanea: stock trading style, spelling, weight-loss drugs, mutual funds

A WSJ article on why most of us trade stocks the way we do, came up and slapped us on the side of our head. Not because of our stock-trading style, but because of the following sentence: “Directly behind your … Continue reading

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Fear is the enemy

We’ve been talking about making and saving money, investing the excess in stock, learning how to use the tools necessary to do all of that, and career choosing and building. In case you haven’t noticed, IFO’s bias on the career … Continue reading

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Blogger, interrupted

Yes, once again a money-making venture took all of our time and we had to neglect our blogging duties for a few days. Money trumps ego, but apologies to our kind readers. We’ll try to be more consistent now that … Continue reading

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Annual reports: getting to know your CEO and your Board

Annual reports and proxy statements are pouring in these days. It’s hard for us to keep up. Two things we look for are board compensation and the CEOs letter. It is amazing the gap between earnings and dividend behavior and … Continue reading

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Investment advisors’ lament

Here’s a cute little video for your weekend entertainment. A Day in the Life of a Financial Advisorby: seyah21 http://www.xtranormal.com/xtraplayr/12032078/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-financial-advisor

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Back to investing commentary

We’ve had enough fun for a while, time to get back to Earth. One of our super-favorite commentators is Greg Donaldson, of Donaldson Capital Management, based in Evansville, Indiana. He writes an occasional piece for his blog, Rising Dividend Investing, … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the New Year

This is the beginning of our year-end review series. [Hat tip http://www.realmagick.com for image at left] We’ve gone through our 560+ posts since we founded Investing For One back in September 2010, and read the wisdom of our advice with … Continue reading

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