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Posts Tagged: emotions

The One Investment Truth That Never Changes

Written by David Fabian, May 11th, 2017

I’ve been an investment advisor for a fair amount of time now.  I’ve seen many investors come and go over my tenure – clients, portfolio managers, brokers, traders, etc…  Some that are quite successful and others that are downright miserable.  The one guiding truth to every single experience is that people are their own worst enemies when it comes to investing. Read more

Why I Am Skeptical Of This Stock Market Rally

Written by David Fabian, April 27th, 2016

Skepticism is something that we hear about often in the market.  More importantly, we feel it deep in our core.  It is usually entwined with disbelief that a current trend can continue given a specific set of concerning factors.  It’s also the reason that investing can be so frustrating to those who try to fit logical arguments into a psychologically driven systemRead more

Fight The Urge To Chase Performance

Written by David Fabian, June 04th, 2015

It seems as though more recently, the 6-month consolidation cycle in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) alongside the concomitant volatility in fixed-income, is creating a layer of anxiety rather than ease. The feeling of nervousness as I speak with individual investors stems from the fact that growth is slowing and gains seem harder to come by. Read more

Managing Expectations And Emotions In A Sideways Market

Written by David Fabian, April 09th, 2015

Managing expectations and emotions with investing is probably one of the hardest things to do on a consistent basis. Let’s face it – in our busy daily lives we have come to expect fast results and instant gratification from the speed of information at our fingertips. I go out of my mind when a website takes more than 5 seconds to load and find myself frustrated when something doesn’t seem to be making any progress.

It’s also easy for those impatient feelings to leak over into our investing endeavors as well. The other day I received an email from a client that went something like this: Read more