CHAPTER 2

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FIRST

There isn’t a person anywhere who isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can.

Henry Ford

MANY PEOPLE HOPE to achieve great success in the stock market, but few actually do. Over time the average investor realizes only mediocre or inconsistent results at best. The reason for this lack of success is simply that most investors have not taken the time to study and understand what really works in the stock market and what actually accounts for superperformance. The vast majority of investors operate from faulty assumptions that are based on personal opinion or theory, not unbiased facts. Only a fraction of stock traders have made the effort to carefully study the characteristics and behavior patterns of ...

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