The Five W’s Of Bad Investing Behavior, Forbes.com, Jonathan Satovsky –
May 16, 2012
Investors are prone to making irrational decisions. The simple truth is that what feels good, or what satisfies an immediate impulse, is not always compatible with generating positive, long-term returns.
But while investors know the general guidelines for building and growing wealth, they’re often blind to their own recurring mistakes. The 5 W’s of bad investing behavior are some of the most-common behavioral quirks that can keep investors from realizing their financial goals. The solution is to know which characteristics plague your portfolio and to take the appropriate steps to address them.