WISE MONEY | Cut market gambling to improve your odds

Written by Tim Decker, AIF®. Posted in The Patriot News

I have a friend who thinks he can beat the market, so he is always trading. How can I convince him that this is no way to invest?

Well, you can lead a horse to water... Assuming you can get your friend to drink in some real-world perspective, you might alert him to investing realities. Here are a few:

Most investments can't always perform well

Sure, if you buy high-quality corporate bonds or Treasury bonds, you can be reasonably assured of getting your money back plus the set interest rate. But the bond market can temporarily hiccup when interest rates rise, affecting your existing bonds that you might want to sell.


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ISI Financial Group helps clients take all necessary steps to properly develop and implement a holistic financial plan using evidence-based, time-tested strategies centered around financial science. In his book, “The Sleep-Well-At-Night Investor,” Tim Decker shows readers how misinformation from the mutual fund industry has created widespread harm amongst investors. The book also discusses the temptation to think of investing like gambling, and the tragedy of gambling away savings and security under the guise of investing.

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