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How to Avoid Investing Mistakes

Jan 24, 2008
It is inevitable that you will make mistakes throughout your investing years. This is normal and you can certainly learn from mistakes. There are some big mistakes that you can and should avoid. First off it would be a mistake to let your fears keep you from investing. All wealthy people have learned how to make their money work for them. Even if you start off small it is better than nothing at all.

Make sure you are financially stable before jumping into the stock market. You dont want to start investing when you have lose ends to tie up with bills or massive debt. You dont have to be in the perfect financial situation but you definitely want to take care of priorities first.

Be careful with what mindset you approach investing with. Thinking you are going to get rich in a week or two from penny stocks is dangerous. Youre definitely going to need more patience than that and realistic expectations. Im not saying you should expect the worst but only be prepared for it, there is a difference.

You definitely want to diversify. There is no sense in taking unnecessary risks by having so much trust in one stock that you bet all of your money on it. You need a portfolio that will weather the storms of the stock market. I mention diversification many times on this site because it is one of the best defenses against losses.

Be careful what stocks become your favorites or which ones you become loyal to. Remember they are only as loyal to you as long as business is good. Though it may sound cold it really is about the money and you are just another investor. So you must look out for yourself because no one else will.

You cannot afford to play favorites when it comes to your money. No one will care about your money more than you. Of course there are those who care about getting it but we are talking about keeping it and making more off of it. Would you be willing to give me all your money if I just simply asked for it? I didnt think so. So dont give it away to those asking for it in a more creative sales manner. Trust not what you see but what you feel when it comes to important financial decisions. This method will definitely pay off in the long run.
About the Author
Scott Johns makes puts his money where his mouth is at Great Penny Stocks and for some of his company's latest picks check his website daily.
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