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Friday, 21 January 2011

3M's - Inside Investor's Mind

Beware "The Seven Deadly Sins of Investing" and best to avoid them.

Confirmation Bias:

Only looking for information and news which is in favour of your ideas

Optimism Bias:

Believing that you are above average and that misfortunes are more likely to befall others

Illusion of Control:

Overestimation of the control you have over economic affairs thinking that you can always influence the outcome

Overconfidence in Prediction:

Believing that your prognostication of the future is the best one

Risk and Regret Aversion:

Either being too cautious to invest or to risky to get out (risky shift; Shift to Caution)

Group Think:

Responding to conformist pressure to think like others

Memory Distortion:

Selective forgetting and memory for past experience in the financial world


  1. Hi CW8888,
    I am sure there are many more.
    Some of the mistakes I had made not even in your list leh.
    But then how are you able to swim, without first jumping into the water?
    Can you learn swimming on dry land?
    Anyway in life you have to pay something to learn something; no mistake, no learning.
    I am still learning how not to repeat mistakes.
    And I hope not to commit new mistake.
    But there is no guarantee as long as I am in stock marketing.
    Happy learning ,everyone.

  2. We are bound to make mistakes. Just make sure your mistakes are small and not large. :)

  3. Yup. May be avoid using leverages as they will magnify your mistakes too.

  4. Hi,
    Yes, the higher the leverage, the faster you become a multi-millionaire if you succeed.
    If you fail, you must prepare to declare yourself a bankrupt.
    And you may be a bankrupt for life.
    You cannot own anything to your name.
    I have witnessed people in both situations.
    I rather sleep soundly every night and like the tortoise beat the hare in the race, finally.
    And I also preserve my good health and protect the peace and happiness in my family.
    You may choose the other path.
    To each his own.


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