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The chart below is a few years old but its grim story is classic: 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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#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
#161   Thanks bar1080 for the quick reply! 2b942d 07/29/17 05:09:08 PM
#160   Q. Lets say a holding company enters Jayell88 07/29/17 12:56:57 PM
#159   Q&A: The effects of a property sale on bar1080 07/29/17 11:42:50 AM
#158   Pretty sure capital gains don't affect social security bar1080 07/29/17 11:16:57 AM
#157   Q. If I am drawing my social security, 2b942d 07/29/17 09:57:10 AM
#156   Evidence that charting doesn't work: bar1080 07/28/17 05:36:49 AM
#155   Q. What are history's Top 10 winning stocks? bar1080 06/26/17 11:10:45 AM
#154   chard charts are like weed :-D BIG BALLER 05/18/17 10:11:37 AM
#153   Does anyone know if it is possible for wewantutopia 05/18/17 09:04:07 AM
#152   Stock charts show the past... Crazy Money 05/17/17 10:03:52 PM
#151   Q. Where to begin stock diligence? A. From bar1080 05/14/17 06:55:15 AM
#150   Q: Does charting work? A: I've yet to bar1080 04/26/17 08:45:31 AM
#149   Navigation is so slow on Ihub, I think Chartmaster 04/21/17 02:20:19 AM
#148   Q. Should I just hold, not trade? A. bar1080 04/11/17 08:52:59 AM
#147   Q. Thoughts on averaging down fallen stocks? A. bar1080 04/02/17 11:06:48 AM
#146   Hey guys is it true that that market JitteryTrader 03/29/17 05:56:18 PM
#145   Q. What's the opposite of "To Da Moon?" bar1080 03/29/17 09:44:50 AM
#144   Lingo Question: What does it mean when people WeWillSee44 03/23/17 07:14:20 PM
#143   Q. Downside of trading? A. Suicides, murders. I'm bar1080 03/22/17 10:59:40 AM
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