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12 Investment Myths Why Individual Investors Are Failing Miserably and How You Can Avoid Being One of Them

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ISBN-10: 1934759198

ISBN-13: 9781934759196

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jack J. Calhoun, Jack Calhoun, Calhoun, Zuzana Urbanek, Mait Ainsaar

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Over time, the stock market creates great wealth for investors. And yet, most investors do not become wealthy by investing in the stock market, instead having experiences that range from inadequate to disastrous. So why the disconnect? The answer is found in a set of widely held, mistaken beliefs about what it takes to be a successful investor. At first glance, these investment myths seem grounded in logic. In reality, though, these beliefs provide investors with perfect blueprints for investment failure by encouraging in them an emotion-driven, trading-intensive mentality. These myths are propagated by Wall Street, which reaps huge profits from this behaviour and by the financial media…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Publisher: Robert D. Reed Publishers
Publication date: 4/15/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 112
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Jack J. Calhoun, Jr. is the Managing Principal of Capital Directions, LLC, one of Atlanta's largest independent investment advisory firms. He has written extensively on the fundamentals of investment success (featured in The Wall street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, etc.) and is a frequent speaker on investment-related topics to professional associations and investment clubs.

Acknowledgments
Author's Note
Introduction
A Savvy Investor Should Be Able to Beat the Market
Brokerage Firms Are Built on a Client Service Model
It's All about Performance
Activity Is Good
Investors Do All Right for Themselves
The Media Is a Good Source of Investment Advice
Invest in Good Companies
Investing Is Exciting
All Risk Is the Same
The End Is Near-So Why Invest?
I'm Not a Market Timer
An Investment Advisor's Job Is to Find You "Opportunities"
Conclusion
Endnotes