More advance praise forInvestment Mistakes Even Smart Investors Makeand How to Avoid Them

The truism that investments perform better than investors has long since been fully confirmed. Part of the reason is that the costs of investing over the long term are confiscatory—Wall Street wins; investors lose. The other part is that the behavior of investors—notably investors in mutual funds—is so counterproductive. They are too often their own worst enemies, making foolish mistake after foolish mistake. Larry Swedroe’s wonderful new book lists fully 77 of the worst of these commonplace errors. (I agree with nearly all of the author’s warnings; in fact, I might even add a few of those on my own list!) Using Investment Mistakes . . . as your checklist, ...

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