List of Investment Mantras

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List of Investment Mantras
venkataramanan, Professor, India, Member
Let's collect a list of investment mantras here!
If possible, let's also add the circumstances / market conditions that make them valid (or not).
1. "When confident, concentrate; when doubtful diversify". When is this considered a sensible advice?
2. "Don't put all your eggs in one basket". In what kind of circumstances is this a smart strategy?
3. "Buy at bottom + 1 and sell at top -1". Is this a good strategy? If not why? If yes when?...Sign up

Investment Mantras: 4. Keep your Eyes Open - a Mantra Worth Keeping in Mind
Vakhtang Kelbakiani, Student (University), Georgia, Member
4. "Keep your Eyes Open. Base your theory on facts. Don't filter facts to suit your your theory".
I found this one in an investment book. Says th...Sign up

On #2: Don't Put All your Eggs in One Basket
Hijab Naqvi, Student (MBA), Pakistan, Member
Don't put all your eggs in one basket is a particular smart strategy when the company's financials are fluctuating and you are not sure about the comp...Sign up

On #2: Don't Put All your Eggs in One Basket
venkataramanan, Professor, India, Member
The above sentence puts in a nutshell the concept of diversification in order to reduce one's risk....Sign up

5. Don't Fight the Fed
michael cook, Analyst, United States, Member
This is a mantra, a "slogan" if you will, not a strategy.
I can't think of a situation in which an investor would want to "fight" the Fed....Sign up

Taxation Mantra (Personal & Business): Pay and Forget
venkataramanan, Financial Consultant, United States, Member
As far as taxes are concerned "Pay & forget" is a better maxim than "Save & suffer", due to stress.
The advantage is that the time spent t...Sign up

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