IFB279: New Investor Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast! In today’s episode it’s all about beginner investor mistakes and why you should avoid them like a plague! Listen on as Dave and Andrew discuss timeless mistakes every starting investor makes. Remember, you don’t need to pay a high “tuition” price to be humbled by the market!

Timestamps of the episode:

-Why day trading isn’t for every one and probably not for you too. [01:54]

-The allure of leverage is doubling your gains but doubling your losses also with the latter happening oftentimes [05:33]

-Putting all your eggs in one basket is another sure fire way of losing your money. Remember you’re not Warren Buffet. [08:55]

-Why timing the market will do you more harm than good. Hindsight is always 20/20. [11:04]

-Getting into the “hot” stocks of the day is a bandwagon every beginner investors should avoid. [13:34]

-Panic selling shows more of your understanding of the business itself than the market. [16:15]

-Buying solely because of the dividend yield is a trap. [20:05]

-Watching too much financial news must be avoided like a plague. [22:40]

-Following and buying the same stocks as what an online “guru” recommends. [27:23]

Note: Timestamps may differ and are approximate, depending on your podcast player.

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