Mark asked in Business & FinanceInvesting · 4 months ago

The most common mistakes in investing?

13 Answers

  • 3 months ago

    buying high, and selling low.

  • 3 months ago

    Not investing contrarian style.

  • Bill
    Lv 4
    3 months ago

    Following the crowd.

  • 4 months ago

    1 - Not knowing wat you're doing, why you're doing it, or how to do it, AND not understanding the rules & regulations governing what you're doing.

    2 - Don’t try to out-smart the market, you’ll loose but if you always take what the market is willing to give you, you’ll be successful. Other words, you don’t invest against the trend since the market is always right. And NEVER trade on emotions, once you let emotions in your trades you will loose.

    3 - Never invest 100% of your capital into any one security and never have 100% of your capital invested. Never go into a trade without knowing when and where you are going to get out of it. Never let a loss on a trade get greater than 8%-10%, always take you loss and walk away - don't loose more than you need to and don't be afraid to take the loss. Remember you never can get hurt taking a profit. Never average down, but you can average up.

    The basic attribute one need going into an investment is DISCIPLINE, Follow your investment and trading plans don't let emotions get in you way.

    Source(s): from THE STREET
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  • 4 months ago

    I would say PANIC SELLING

  • 4 months ago

    1. Ignoring fees and expenses

    2. Panic selling during a market dip

    3 Not knowing one's limitations (trying to beat the market)

    4. Not being diversified

    5. Not investing enough

  • 4 months ago

    investing in something dumb

  • Edwena
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Investing. 1. Panic due to short term trends. 2. Having a poor investment portfolio. For example. Simply investing in an index fund (like the S&P 500) should give you long term superior performance equivalent to any managed fund. Most average investors supply the money for the elite manipulators to make money. So investing to avoid the elites is a good idea.

  • 4 months ago

    The most common, not getting started. Second most, following the herd.

  • hamel5
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Investing in stocks without doing the homework, investing in stuff that you don't understand., paying too much in Mutual Fund or advisor fees. Buying when the market is hot and selling after it cools down

    Biggest mistake? Not saving and investing.

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