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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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!925: The investing world discovers retained earnings. bar1080 05/31/2022 01:53:54 PM
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"Exchange-Traded Notes: The Facts and the Risks" bar1080 03/12/2022 03:12:46 PM
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Gibson's stock market wisdom from 1923. Little has_changed. bar1080 01/29/2022 02:38:29 PM
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Even in 1906 charting was considered nonsense. bar1080 01/29/2022 01:07:29 PM
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"Who invented the index fund? A brief (true)_history bar1080 11/08/2021 02:07:33 PM
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"The Law of Holes" goes back at least bar1080 11/06/2021 03:33:57 PM
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Great quote: "The Best Investing Advice Has Always bar1080 11/01/2021 02:26:10 PM
#232 Tidy Three-Minute Video on GAAP vs. Non-GAAP accounting. bar1080 06/25/2021 01:03:49 PM
#231 "Munger: Berkshire Turnover has Been 'Way Too Much' bar1080 05/07/2021 02:12:56 PM
#230 Even the smartest investors get this wrong: bar1080 04/02/2021 04:50:47 PM
#229 Only so much gain per year is possible. bar1080 03/26/2021 06:44:54 AM
#228 "90 years ago he showed stock forecasting was BS" swampboots 02/21/2021 02:51:47 PM
#227 90 years ago he showed stock forecasting was BS: bar1080 02/21/2021 01:43:02 PM
#226 Watch Buffett's famous "The Bet" bar1080 02/10/2021 10:45:25 AM
#225 "GameStop: An Example Of Why Buffett Stopped Short Selling" bar1080 01/28/2021 12:59:39 AM
#224 Make 20% on Monday; make 20% on Tuesday; bar1080 01/22/2021 04:54:52 PM
#223 Rarely discussed: "High Dividend Yield Stock Scams" bar1080 01/12/2021 12:38:44 PM
#222 "Most stocks are flops: just 1% of stocks bar1080 01/09/2021 03:10:20 PM
#221 How Penny Stocks Work. Old But Still Hilarious. bar1080 10/10/2020 11:42:02 PM
#220 Just asked this on another board but I’ll quarinteen 08/27/2020 07:01:40 PM
#219 LOLOL! “Only thing we know for certain about_technical_analysis bar1080 07/29/2020 08:05:34 AM
#218 "Investing anti-vaxers." Why most locals fail. bar1080 07/18/2020 03:06:03 PM
#217 Simplest accounting/footnote nugget: bar1080 07/11/2020 01:00:54 PM
#216 More Proof: "You can't Day Trade For A Living." bar1080 07/02/2020 09:27:38 AM
#214 More recent look at the suck-iness of the bar1080 02/18/2020 01:27:27 PM
#213 On Cult Stocks: A list I put together bar1080 01/31/2020 08:27:07 AM
#212 Q. Should I buy dividend paying stocks? bar1080 12/07/2019 05:49:54 PM
#211 A favorite stock truism: “Far more money has bar1080 11/30/2019 03:31:56 PM
#210 When you look at the trades, why are kobb 10/04/2019 11:26:37 AM
#209 Not sure I understand. Do you have some bar1080 09/20/2019 01:02:49 PM
#208 Any recommendations on a broker that can deposit BetterCallSaul 09/19/2019 02:01:38 PM
#207 Q. Is shorting unscrupulous? There's nothing unscrupulous about bar1080 08/10/2019 08:03:52 AM
#206 Q: Thoughts on taking profits? A: bar1080 06/08/2019 09:34:19 AM
#205 Nauseating watching the "slobbering penny idiots" flipping Sears bar1080 01/08/2019 11:40:34 PM
#204 LOL I love it! leftovers 01/07/2019 05:38:07 PM
#203 Amazing how only penny players worry about market bar1080 12/26/2018 12:17:57 PM
#195 Some of you are enthusiast because you enjoy thomm 12/08/2018 03:24:57 PM
#194 Blah blah blah !!!! LOL bro. Damn PennysBooyyy 12/03/2018 01:15:20 PM
#193 A cerebral discussion: "Average Stock Market Returns Aren’t Average" bar1080 11/30/2018 11:06:18 AM
#192 I was on the internet in the 1990s bar1080 11/11/2018 09:14:29 AM
#191 I wholeheartedly respect and agree with what you fitz1006 11/10/2018 11:05:15 PM
#190 Rnva was and still is hot garbage. I fitz1006 11/10/2018 10:57:49 PM
#189 Almost everything people learn from IHUB about investing bar1080 11/10/2018 11:56:08 AM
#188 Interesting, well that makes sense then on the fitz1006 11/10/2018 09:06:48 AM
#187 You should probably use neither time period. From bar1080 11/10/2018 08:12:03 AM
#186 Q Accumulation/Distribution question. fitz1006 11/09/2018 11:11:58 PM
#185 Here's a fabulous freebie for new investors, a bar1080 01/27/2018 03:23:14 PM
#184 "Often wrong. Never in doubt." No phrase better bar1080 01/06/2018 09:44:03 AM
#183 "Often wrong. Never in doubt." No phrase better bar1080 01/06/2018 09:43:20 AM
#182 Another Stock Fraud That Never Quits. There's no bar1080 12/31/2017 12:50:13 PM
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