The 5 Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them: Getting Investing Right

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Wiley, Jun 24, 2014 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
Identify mistakes standing in the way of investment success

With so much at stake in investing and wealth management, investors cannot afford to keep repeating actions that could have serious negative consequences for their financial goals. The Five Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them focuses on what investors do wrong so often so they can set themselves on the right path to success. In this comprehensive reference, readers learn to navigate the ever-changing variables and market dilemmas that often make investing a risky and daunting endeavor. Well-known and respected author Peter Mallouk shares useful investment techniques, discusses the importance of disciplined investment management, and pinpoints common, avoidable mistakes made by professional and everyday investors alike.

Designed to provide a workable, sensible framework for investors, The Five Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them encourages investors to refrain from certain negative actions, such as fighting the market, misunderstanding performance, and letting one's biases and emotions get in the way of investing success.

  • Details the major mistakes made by professional and everyday investors
  • Highlights the strategies and mindset necessary for navigating ever-changing variables and market dilemmas
  • Includes useful investment techniques and discusses the importance of discipline in investment management

A reliable resource for investors who want to make more informed choices, this book steers readers away from past investment errors and guides them in the right direction.

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About the author (2014)

Peter Mallouk, award-winning financial advisor and philanthropist, describes common investment pitfalls and how to avoid them

Peter Mallouk is the president of Creative Planning and affiliated companies. His organizations provide comprehensive wealth management services, including investment management, financial planning, charitable planning, retirement plan consulting, and tax and estate planning services. He has been named the number one independent financial advisor in America on Barron’s list (2014 and 2015), and Creative Planning has been named the number one independent wealth management firm in America by CNBC (2014 and 2015). He and his wife, Veronica, reside in Overland Park, Kansas, with their three children, Michael, JP, and Gabby.

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