Great Investors don’t get Surprised

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“The time to do lifeboat drills is not after the ship has struck an iceberg.”
– Nick Murray

In last month’s article, we focused on “Working from a Plan” as one of the great qualities to adopt for anyone who wants to become a great investor. This month we focus on a similar, but slightly different quality…Great Investors don’t get Surprised.

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Great Investors Understand Risk

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“Risk is not knowing what you are doing.”
– Warren Buffett

In last month’s article, we focused on “Faith in the Future” as one of the great qualities to adopt for anyone who wants to become a great investor. This month we focus on a related, but slightly different quality…Great Investors Understand Risk.

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Great Investors Don’t get Surprised

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“The time to do lifeboat drills is not after the ship has struck an iceberg”
– Nick Murray

In last month’s article, we focused on “Having a Good Memory” as one of the great qualities to adopt for anyone who wants to become a great investor. This month we focus on a similar, but slightly different quality…Great Investors Don’t get Surprised

Surprise is the Mother of Panic

Great investors understand that all good investing is really simply an exercise in the control of our emotions in the face of uncertainty about the future. In particular, there is an inverse relationship between the intensity of the emotion that we may be experiencing at any given moment, and our ability to think and act rationally. As our emotions crank up, our ability to act effectively begins to deteriorate. As a result, emotion is the enemy of sound investing policy.
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