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24 November 2016

The 9 (bad) habits of highly ineffective investors - the common mistakes investors make
Key points -  Many of the mistakes investors make are based on common sense rules of thumb that turn out to be wrong. - As investment markets are forward looking its often wise for investors to turn common sense logic on its head. - A key way to avoid many of the mistakes of investing is to have a long term investment plan that aligns your financial goals with your risk tolerance. Introduction In  the upside-down world logic that applies to much of investing, there are a bunch  of mistakes investors often make which makes it harder for them to reach their  financial goals. This note looks at the nine most common mistakes investors make. Mistake #1 Crowd suppo
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Oliver's Insights is a regular update from Dr Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, AMP Capital.

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Dr Shane Oliver joined AMP in 1984 as a research officer and in 1994 became AMP's Chief Economist. He now plays a major role in determining AMP Capital's investment strategy and asset allocation. He also provides economic forecasts and analysis to the asset class portfolio managers. As chief economist, he maintains a media profile for AMP Capital on economic and investment market issues.


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