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Start With The "You Suck" Graphic 
 
The chart below is a few years old but its grim story is timeless: Virtually all investors do worse than average. Most lag simple index funds by miles! 

How is it possible for most investors, including many pros, to lag simple index funds? Isn't average average? The first reason is being in and out of the market at the wrong times. Hunches about the market's direction are usually wrong. Second, chasing fads. Third, falling for stock scams... often penny stock scams. Fourth, several academic studies found that investors trade too often. Put another way, "The More You Trade, The More You Lose."

The damning problem is the average investor is his own worst enemy

 

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#219   LOLOL! “Only thing we know for certain about_technical_analysis bar1080 07/29/20 08:05:34 AM
#218   "Investing anti-vaxers." Why most locals fail. bar1080 07/18/20 03:06:03 PM
#217   Simplest accounting/footnote nugget: bar1080 07/11/20 01:00:54 PM
#216   More Proof: "You can't Day Trade For A Living." bar1080 07/02/20 09:27:38 AM
#214   More recent look at the suck-iness of the bar1080 02/18/20 01:27:27 PM
#213   On Cult Stocks: A list I put together bar1080 01/31/20 08:27:07 AM
#212   Q. Should I buy dividend paying stocks? bar1080 12/07/19 05:49:54 PM
#211   A favorite stock truism: “Far more money has bar1080 11/30/19 03:31:56 PM
#210   When you look at the trades, why are kobb 10/04/19 11:26:37 AM
#209   Not sure I understand. Do you have some bar1080 09/20/19 01:02:49 PM
#208   Any recommendations on a broker that can deposit BetterCallSaul 09/19/19 02:01:38 PM
#207   Q. Is shorting unscrupulous? There's nothing unscrupulous about bar1080 08/10/19 08:03:52 AM
#206   Q: Thoughts on taking profits? A: bar1080 06/08/19 09:34:19 AM
#205   Nauseating watching the "slobbering penny idiots" flipping Sears bar1080 01/08/19 11:40:34 PM
#204   LOL I love it! leftovers 01/07/19 05:38:07 PM
#203   Amazing how only penny players worry about market bar1080 12/26/18 12:17:57 PM
#195   Some of you are enthusiast because you enjoy thomm 12/08/18 03:24:57 PM
#194   Blah blah blah !!!! LOL bro. Damn PennysBooyyy 12/03/18 01:15:20 PM
#193   A cerebral discussion: "Average Stock Market Returns Aren’t Average" bar1080 11/30/18 11:06:18 AM
#192   I was on the internet in the 1990s bar1080 11/11/18 09:14:29 AM
#191   I wholeheartedly respect and agree with what you fitz1006 11/10/18 11:05:15 PM
#190   Rnva was and still is hot garbage. I fitz1006 11/10/18 10:57:49 PM
#189   Almost everything people learn from IHUB about investing bar1080 11/10/18 11:56:08 AM
#188   Interesting, well that makes sense then on the fitz1006 11/10/18 09:06:48 AM
#187   You should probably use neither time period. From bar1080 11/10/18 08:12:03 AM
#186   Q Accumulation/Distribution question. fitz1006 11/09/18 11:11:58 PM
#185   Here's a fabulous freebie for new investors, a bar1080 01/27/18 03:23:14 PM
#184   "Often wrong. Never in doubt." No phrase better bar1080 01/06/18 09:44:03 AM
#183   "Often wrong. Never in doubt." No phrase better bar1080 01/06/18 09:43:20 AM
#182   Another Stock Fraud That Never Quits. There's no bar1080 12/31/17 12:50:13 PM
#181   "The Best Penny Stocks? There Aren't Any" bar1080 10/22/17 09:15:24 AM
#180   Q. Should I buy low priced stocks, and bar1080 10/20/17 09:06:17 AM
#179   This should help: http://www.legalandcompliance.com/dtc-chill/ bar1080 10/14/17 12:18:44 PM
#178   Q What does it mean when I look jimmyjam918 10/14/17 10:55:33 AM
#177   You can't conquer it, no one can unless bar1080 10/01/17 12:23:44 PM
#176   I think there is definitely a sense of Seskue 10/01/17 12:10:50 PM
#175   If you're drawn to gambling it's best to bar1080 10/01/17 11:59:55 AM
#174   Yes I see the light and I’m out Seskue 10/01/17 09:05:56 AM
#173   You keep digging a bigger hole hoping to bar1080 10/01/17 07:08:41 AM
#172   Q. Are OTC stocks good investments? A. No, bar1080 09/22/17 09:21:08 AM
#171   How do you post a link "DD" to Jayell88 08/16/17 01:27:44 PM
#170   It was I think Blue Chip Penny Stock Seskue 08/08/17 10:33:24 AM
#169   I can't find anything online about a Frank bar1080 08/08/17 10:06:21 AM
#168   Thanks!! Seskue 08/08/17 09:12:23 AM
#167   I'm a lawyer with decades of successful investing bar1080 08/08/17 09:04:04 AM
#166   I bought from frank Lincoln newsletter scam :( Seskue 08/08/17 05:43:15 AM
#165   How'd you happen to buy that stock? Generally bar1080 08/07/17 09:24:58 PM
#164   I got scammed on a penny stock PGSY, Seskue 08/07/17 02:50:06 PM
#163   Q. Are IPO stocks good investments? A. Generally bar1080 08/06/17 06:32:37 PM
#162   What's stunning is how little interest "players" have bar1080 08/03/17 09:46:43 AM
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