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…

 

Survey: Many Investors Misunderstand Risk-Return Relationship

A new TIAA-CREF survey finds more than half of investors look to short-term performance factors when making investment decisions, while nearly one-third mistakenly believe all investments carry the same overall level of risk. According to the survey results, 36% of investors look to one-year performance as the “most important indicator of an investment’s return,” with…