October 7, 2017
Ask the Professor–Major mistakes-Part II
Q: Hey Professor, what are some of your biggest trading screw-ups?
Since last month’s topic was a hit, here is another round of what I learned not to do. I have no problem discussing my mistakes, especially when my readers can learn and not repeat them.
Hindsight is 20/20. When beginning my journey to financial independence, I had priorities backward. In the 1990’s and early 2000s, my goal to build financial wealth focused on trading first then investing.
After a full decade of lost price appreciation, I developed my Garden Growing-dividend reinvesting strategy. If used in 2002 and 2009, I could have another decade of share building results on my screen.
The bottom line: the only thing we can do about the past; learn and don’t repeat our mistakes. The most importing thing–is what we do next.
For additional insight, I contacted Adviser, Curt Wharton to share his thoughts.
Early in my career managing Sam’s Clubs, I was taught the value of a process we labeled “Correction of Errors” as a way to identify future opportunities after each season of the year. I apply that process, from over 30 years ago, to evaluating investment/market strategy and improving client relationships today.
Since my first job in 1976, I have learned communication skills that serve me well but, after nearly 20 years of client service as an adviser, I occasionally misread the risk appetite of a new client. I schedule extra reviews during the first year with most new clients and find the added communication helps me meet expectations.
Charting is a great tool for helping us identify market cycle errors. To receive an explanation of my proprietary HALO chart from ’15 -‘17 (see below) or to schedule a consultation, email me at email@example.com.
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Hopefully, this information helps answer your questions.
David O. England
DAVID O. ENGLAND is the founder of the Eye on the Market-Training Academy and Associate Professor Emeritus of Finance. This column is presented for educational purposes only and is not intended as financial advice.
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