Two of the five investing principles listed, Uncle8888 can relate them well. LOL!
3. Constantly compare your outcomes to your goals
Do you diligently compare your investment outcomes to your investment goals? It is common to see investors boasting about their investment goals without having a real measure to evaluate how close they are. Without a clear measure in place, you are unable to receive feedback on whether your investment decisions are right or wrong. This deprives you of the opportunity to improve your investment decision. After all, if you don’t measure your outcome, you are just living in denial that every decision that you make is correct, isn’t it?
5. Pareto principle: Knowing where the 20% lies
Regardless of how successful you are as an investor, it is unlikely that every stock that you picked will be a winner. Successful investors have recognised that 80% of their portfolio’s return is attributable to 20% of the portfolio. Rather than diversifying their effort to find multiple stocks with mediocre returns, investors like Ray Dalio focus a great deal of time researching for great businesses to become that 20% in their portfolio. Read? Laws that are applicable to investing
I am 61 yrs old uncle living in HDB heartland who has achieved financial independence @ 56 and retired @ 60 from full-time job as employee.
Single household income since 1995 with three children. Eldest son and daughter are now working and youngest son still in his 2nd year uni in SUTD.
I have been doing long-term investing and short-term trading in Singapore stock market only since Jan 2000 so I am that Panda or Koala in the investment world; but I am still surviving well in the wild.
I am now executing my Three Taps solution model to maintain sustainable retirement income for life till 2038.
Last updated: 3 Sep 2017
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