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Mind of a Millionaire: Is it Risky to Pick Your Own Stocks?

Mind of a Millionaire: Is it Risky to Pick Your Own Stocks?

March 24, 2019
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Is it risky to pick your own stocks? [0:23]

  • Concentration risk [0:57]
  • The business cycle [2:04]

The average nominal return in the stock market from 1966-2015 was 9.69% (Motley Fool). [4:02]

How much time does investing take? [4:24]

“Hold a stock for a tenth of a second or hold a stock for ten years.” [4:48]

How much vetting will you have to do? [6:08]

How often should I check my portfolio? [8:25]

Should windfalls go to investing or paying down debt first? [10:23]

  • Have you completed your cash reserve?

My faith in higher education is a bit shaken [given the recent college entrance scandal]; what are your thoughts on paying for these more expensive schools? [13:19]

*33 families face charges in college scandal [14:15]

What do you value more: your child’s integrity or their admission to an Ivy League school they don’t belong to? [15:06]

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