Lessons Learned from Three Years of Investing

This weekend marks the third year of my ‘proper’ investing journey (i.e. investing with a decent amount of money).  Whilst I have been investing for longer than that, it was with far smaller sums, and fortunately I made most of my mistakes during this time.  So today I wanted to share a few things I’ve learned that may help others going forward.

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Thinking of Selling? Focus on Compound Returns

One of my favourite investing aphorisms is the following:

“Don’t just do something, stand there!”

The line has been attributed to any number of people (Eisenhower and Clint Eastwood amongst others), but has since been appropriated by the investing world.  Well, this year so far has been a true test of my ability to resist doing something in my portfolio.

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