I started serious Investing Journey in Jan 2000 to create wealth through long-term investing and short-term trading; but as from April 2013 my Journey in Investing has changed to create Retirement Income for Life till 85 years old in 2041 for two persons over market cycles of Bull and Bear.

Since 2017 after retiring from full-time job as employee; I am moving towards Investing Nirvana - Freehold Investment Income for Life investing strategy where 100% of investment income from portfolio investment is cashed out to support household expenses i.e. not a single cent of re-investing!

It is 57% (2017 to Aug 2022) to the Land of Investing Nirvana - Freehold Income for Life!

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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Two Common Investing Regrets Among Retail Investors

After more than 17 years of following investors' comments, postings, chats, and face to face talks with fellow retail investors; Uncle8888 has noted two common investing regrets among RETAIL investors.

(1) They sold their potential multi-baggers way too early for decent profits.

(2) They never sell their stocks at the high.

Most retail investors will eventually make either (1) or (2) or Both.

As Uncle8888 has done both i.e. (1) and (2) so he can feel which investing regret is the lesser evil over 20 to 30 years of market cycles as retail investors.

Which is the lesser evil?

(1) or (2)?

Once SOLD; it is GAME OVER! That is why selling is more difficult to master.  Who has the skills to sell that many stocks near the high? 

If you know someone can consistently do that; then he or she is the champion retail investor like Joseph Schooling in swimming.

For 2, you have missed selling them near the high; how bad can it be?

How much have you missed out?

The answer will lie on your yield on investment cost.

If your yield on investment cost is high single digit or double digits; then over the next 15 to 20 years of receiving cash flow from dividends?

How bad can it be?


  1. CW,

    Well, your 3 powerpoints show in 2 out of 3 cases, it better to sell near the highs ;)

    Don't hit the face!


    1. Me not Joseph Schooling in investing. Otherwise can coach 1 to 1 at $100 per hour. Lol

    2. CW,

      That's what I like aobut you - refreshingly honest!

      And can take feedback and pokes ;)


  2. Hey Uncle8888!! Waah, looks like a great eating & exploring holiday!! :)

    Hmmm (1) or (2) is the lesser evil??

    Depends lah ... Which ever one loses you the least money!! Hahaha!!!

    Once sold -- > Game over??? But can always buy back in mah...

    Unless you're trying to achieve super-duper yield on cost --- which may not be worth it for some stocks or assets...

    Then there are those who take out initial capital once their investments have achieved a few bagger-status ... and let remaining invested positions ride the markets ... *wink* *wink* Kekekeke!!!

    As for me, of course plenty of investing / speculating regrets!! Hahaha!!! Live & learn!!

  3. Hmm ... For both cases how to lose money? May be (2) still possible


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