Back to Basics: Using Time Horizons to Your Investment Advantage

Welcome back to another episode of The Investing For Beginners Podcast. Today, hosts Dave and Andrew dive deep into the individual investor’s unique advantage over the professional sphere, focusing on the power of time horizon. Tune in as they unravel how personal investment goals differ fundamentally from institutional objectives, and how that structural freedom can lead to superior long-term results. They’ll also discuss the inherent disadvantages faced by fund managers, constrained by short-term performance pressures and large capital inflows and outflows. Whether you’re new to investing or looking to refine your approach, this episode is packed with insights on leveraging time to enhance your investment strategy, understand market dynamics, and discover why sometimes, the best action is no action at all. Join us as we explore how playing a different game than institutional investors can be your biggest advantage.

00:00 Investing with different strategy, focusing on growth.
06:06 Funds judged on performance, affect inflows/outflows.
09:43 Market forces drive stock ownership patterns.
13:24 Focus on long-term value, not market timing.
16:43 Investing doesn’t have to be complicated, stressful.
19:53 Hidden gems in smaller market cap companies.
22:43 Microcap investing doesn’t require style change.

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