Investing Principles

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE POWER OF COMPOUNDING IN STOCKS

May 13, 2016

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE POWER OF COMPOUNDING IN STOCKS

“All the commercial push is behind telling you that you ought to think about doing something today that’s different than you did yesterday. You don’t have to do that. You just have to sit back and let American industry do its job for you.”
– Warren Buffett

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PUT ASIDE AT LEAST A YEAR’S WORTH OF LIVING EXPENSES TO SEE YOU THROUGH MARKET DECLINES

May 6, 2016

PUT ASIDE AT LEAST A YEAR’S WORTH OF LIVING EXPENSES TO SEE YOU THROUGH MARKET DECLINES

  • Murray recommends two years of living expenses
  • Market downturns are inevitable
  • Being forced to sell into decline can be harmful, even devastating to long-term financial security

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APPLY SOME MOTLEY FOOL INVESTMENT PRINCIPLES TO YOUR PORTFOLIO

April 29, 2016

APPLY SOME MOTLEY FOOL INVESTMENT PRINCIPLES TO YOUR PORTFOLIO

  • EXTEND YOUR HOLDING PERIODS FOR THE STOCKS AND MUTUAL FUNDS YOU BELIEVE IN
  • GARDNER RIDES HIS “RULE BREAKER” WINNERS FOR YEARS
  • DAVID GARDNER’S STOCK ADVISOR PORTFOLIO HAS HAD SOME BIG LOSERS
  • IT HAS UNDERPERFORMED THE MARKET IN FOUR OF THE LAST 13 YEARS

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DON’T LET THE POLITICAL NOISE AFFECT YOUR INVESTMENT DECISIONS

April 1, 2016

DON’T LET THE POLITICAL NOISE AFFECT YOUR INVESTMENT DECISIONS

  • Presidential campaigns are designed to tell us how bad things are
  • Candidates promise to fix problems
  • Negativity takes a toll on investor psychology
  • Successful investors stick to investment discipline
  • Focus on fundamentals
  • Choose companies and securities that will excel in business no matter what political climate

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STICK WITH YOUR FINANCIAL DISCIPLINE

February 26, 2016

STICK WITH YOUR FINANCIAL DISCIPLINE

  • Have a plan you can live with
  • Don’t be distracted by outside events
  • Have one, two or three years of living expenses to prevent selling under duress
  • Keep some cash in portfolio to take advantage of market declines
  • Put cash to work in high conviction investments that have fallen

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