21 Investment Lessons

Here are 21 investment lessons from The Motley Fool writer, Sean Williams. Read the full article 21 Things I’ve Learned as an Investor Over 21 Years on Fool.com to learn more about each of them.

  1. Starting somewhere is better than not starting at all
  2. It’s OK to lose money
  3. Time heals most losses
  4. Double-digit market declines are always a buying opportunity
  5. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is
  6. You don’t need to be an early bird to catch the worm
  7. Not understanding margin is incredibly dangerous
  8. Buy what interests you
  9. Read the other side of the story
  10. DRIPs are boring, but amazing
  11. Wall Street is fallible
  12. Wall Street ratings and insider trades are often white noise
  13. Building wealth doesn’t happen overnight
  14. Short-term capital gains taxes are awful
  15. It’s virtually impossible to forecast market catalysts
  16. Next-big-thing bubbles always burst
  17. Irrationality can outlast your bank account
  18. The market and the U.S. economy aren’t tied at the hip
  19. There is no finish line
  20. Make time for you
  21. You’re never done learning

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21 Things I’ve Learned as an Investor Over 21 Years
By: Sean Williams, July 9, 2019