Tag archives: Emotion

Short Course On Investments Episode 16: Final Tips On Investing

Last update on Aug. 4, 2014.

In the Short Course On Investments, you will learn the basics of investing through simple everyday language. The course covers the same material as The Short Book On Investments.

In Episode 16, I give some advice about what to do, and what not to do once you've invested. I then finish the series with some closing remarks.




Hello, my name is Jin Choi, and I’m the founder of MoneyGeek, and welcome to the 16th and final episode of the short course on investments.

In this episode, I’d like to share some practical tips on investing.

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Reason #2 Why Markets Are Not Efficient: People Are Emotional

Last update on Sept. 19, 2013.


The 'Efficient Market Hypothesis' (EMH) is like a religion. Believing in it has a dramatic influence on the way you actually invest. Plenty of financial advisors believe in EMH, which makes this subject very relevant for us. In this series, we discuss what EMH is, why it's wrong and why that matters.

In part 3, I raised the first real objection to EMH, which is that people often act stupid when it comes to investing. In this installment, I launch a second volley against the EMH. I can summarize today's argument in this single sentence:

People act ...

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5 Common Investing Mistakes (Part 1)

Last update on May 10, 2013.

After you've invested your savings, you'll probably feel a twinge of anxiety. Why wouldn't you? You probably just spent thousands of dollars on something you couldn't see or touch.

I know how you feel, because I've been there myself. I'll make a post about my first experience with investing (and the terrible decisions I made), but not today. 

Today, I want to talk about some of the most common mistakes that investors make. Sometimes, the best offense is a great defense. Avoid these mistakes, and you'll do better than most of your ...

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