Why Overconfidence in Investing Can Be Dangerous

In my over 30 years of experience as a financial advisor, one of the most dangerous traits I’ve consistently witnessed amongst investors who attempt to manage their own investments is overconfidence in their own ability to make smart investment decisions. In this brief, three-minute video we learn more about this and what the academics warn about those who are of this mindset. In sharp contrast, one of the most important traits and mindset of successful investors is humility towards one’s own ability and behavior.

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newsradio-WHP-webTim Decker hosts the weekly radio show “Financial Freedom” on WHP 580 AM Harrisburg every Saturday at 10:00 am Eastern.

He brings his extensive knowledge and over 28 years of experience to the discussion of current financial and wealth management topics. Each show also includes a Q&A session when Tim provides straightforward, unbiased answers to questions from callers. This is the program that represents your best interests, not Wall Street's.

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The Sleep-Well-at-Night Investor


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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