12 Steps to Drive Emotions Out of Investing Decisions

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles: Avoiding the Mistakes Made by Ineffective Investors Investors can often do more harm than good to their portfolios by chasing after IPOs, reaching for yield and not understanding what they are buying. But who knew that a decades-old episode of Leave it to Beaver could offer…

 

How to Be a Real Contrarian Investor

This article originally appeared in the July 2015 issue of the AAII Journal. We’ve all heard that investors move and think like one big crowd, but there are really two crowds. The main herd, and the “anti-herd”—the main herd’s near mirror image. The media often call them “contrarians,” but the real contrarians are those who…