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Psychological Traps Investors Should Avoid

Anchoring is one. We’re often told to go with the first thing that pops into our minds, whether it’s the answer to a multiple choice test question or a trivial decision about which dessert to pick. It implies your first thought is pure instinct, a ‘blink’ decision (popularised by Malcom Gladwell), derived from subconscious data. Second-guessing yourself supposedly dilutes the magic.

Validea’s Top Five Consumer Cyclical Stocks Based On Warren Buffett

You want to invest in a company that’s doing well, but must also be mindful of their stock price so that they fit your budget. If they’re too expensive, then no matter how lucrative they are, you can’t tag along because you can’t afford to. Validea has a rating system they’ve based on Warren Buffet’s legendary approach. Aside from debt and predictable earnings, other criteria include returns (initial, capital, equity, and expected), cash flow, resale value, and use of earnings. Companies that score 80% indicate good organisational strategy, while 90% or above is a solid buy. Let’s look at some companies that tick all the right boxes.

What is Monex Australia’s association with Monex Inc. Japan?

To expand its reach into key foreign markets, Monex established active collaborations with TradeStation in the US and Boom in Hong Kong, both well-known brokerage agencies in their own right. TradeStation is well-established as one of the largest brokers stateside, while Boom was the first online broker in Asia and still holds a powerful position in virtual trading.