Building and Putting Capital Markets Technology Into Practice

By now you know the Three Questions work together, helping you identify what you can know that others don’t. While this book demonstrates how to debunk some common myths and uncover some surprising truths via the Three Questions, don’t stop with the few examples the limited space in these pages allow. The point isn’t to garner a few useful investing tidbits but to use the questions always with every decision. Stop and ask, “Why am I buying or selling this stock, sector, fund, whatever? Why do I think this is a good idea? What do I know that others don’t? What do I believe that is false here? What can I fathom?” Simply asking the questions puts you ahead of most investors. Then ask, “Is my brain just messing with me?” This isn’t a static how-to book. Its aim is to give you a dynamic process and a tool set to serve you for your entire investing life.

The answers to the Three Questions, either one by one or together, provide you with a new way of approaching markets—one amounting to a technology you can repeatedly test and apply. Your goal in repeatedly asking the Three Questions is to build, over time, a dynamic arsenal of capital markets technology. In effect, with each answer to a question, you’ve created new capital markets technology. Some capital markets technologies can be big game-changers. Others can be smaller, simpler tools. This book is chock full of examples of them.

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