If you wish to succeed in the field of investment and finance, you must know everything that you don’t know. In order to learn the art of investing, the first thing that you must do is list down all the things that you are still unaware of about investing. In the words of Tony Robbins, “One reason people succeed is that they have knowledge other people don’t.” Therefore, the first step to rectifying this problem and beginning to understand investing is by getting the required knowledge. It is a good practice to focus on all those areas about investing that we have little information about. It aids us in “knowing the knowable,” and as a result, we are able to “control the controllable.”

Here are a few tips to learn the art of investing and become a wise investor in the long run!

  1. The Cautious Optimism Approach

 When you are taking your first steps towards making an investment, optimism is a great thing,but you also need to be cautious at the same time. You must be wellaware of all the pros and cons of making an investment. A good way is to research a lot on the subject as well as get into healthy debates with people to get a 360-degree view on your investment plans. In the end, you need to aim at making informed and realistic choices in order to make sure that you make the most out of your investment.

  2. The Threadbare Approach

The threadbare approach is quite popular when it comes to investing. In this method, each component of investing is carefully weighed by taking it apart in order to make sound investment judgments. There are always a few unknown elements for certain aspects of investment. It is also possible that you might not necessarily know about them prior to investing. Therefore, a certain amount of caution must be adopted to ensure good investment solutions. It is the same caution adopted by an alert driver who decides to drive his car on a highway with zero visibility on a foggy winter morning.

3. The Logical Approach

Everyone has an understanding and a perception of how things are going to go in their investments. That said, the actual outcomes and results do not always vindicate a wishlist. Therefore, it becomes essential for investors to appreciate the distinction between the probability and the actualconsequences. If an investor is unable to discern this difference, the problems can quickly start piling up. This logical approach can sometimes be the line between success and failure for an investor. 

4.Figure Out Which Group You Are A Part Of

There are two broad classes that investors usually belongto. In the first class, they feel like they know absolutely everything and in the other, the investors are a little more circumspect, cautious and like to stick to “I don’t know” instead of confessing to being a know-it-all. The first class of people also have several subcategories which sumup to people who have extraordinary faith in their abilities and an air of confidence around them. They also know that they can easily achieve success if that is their ultimate motive. In this context, sound investment advice would be “look before you leap.” In order to become a wise investor, you must first figure out which of the two groups you belong to so that you can avoid the possibility of falling into a hole.

5.Understand “How Not to Invest”

When you are entering the investment world, it is vital also to know “How not to invest” so that you don’t fall into the trap of making a bad investment. Therefore, it is a great idea to start your quest of understanding more about investments by checking up on all the bad decisions that people make while making investments. In this way, you will easily skip making common mistakes. Hence, you will have a head start in your journey to make more informed and good investments that will help you reap great results.

6.Learn from Warren Buffet

Warren Buffet is the investment guru who can give you some amazing directions to be successful with your investments. One of his very profound thoughts on investment goes on to say that “An investor needs to do only a few things right if he can avoid making mistakes.” This can be your mantra for investments. Some of the hidden dangers as highlighted by him comes in the form of regressive or excessive taxation policies, little or a total lack of knowledge and the various psychologies as well as emotions attached to investments. If these things are controlled, a person can make little or no errors and can be successful in making the right investments that would give them good returns.

7.The Rational Approach

Sometimes, investors also account for all the vagaries that are associated with unpredictability and profitability. A rational investor is one who can capitalize on all the unforeseen events as well as unlikely situations and turn out a winner. An investor can certainly experience hurt and failure by some unexpected forces in the market. This can eventually cause an investor to succumb to the loss, which is why it becomes imperative for investors to be rational throughout the process of investing and profess to a little scope for “not knowing” everything. This brings us back to one of the points mentioned above where you must figure out which group you belong to. 

8.The Mantra for Success  

And lastly, the mantra for success lies in observing, learning and adapting to the changing tides, all the while being confident in your research and hard work. Let all the investment ideas and thoughts come to you instead of making impulsive investment decisions. That is the best thing you can do to become a healthy and wise investor.

Final Words

There are several mistakes that investors make such as getting greedy or not taking enough risk. As an investor, you should strike the right balance between the two extremities if you wish to succeed as an investor.


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