It is wiser to just stick to index fund if you’re an individual investor
Most people, including me, would be better off if we gave up on being smart and stuck with a simple approach: long-term holdings of diversified, low-cost index funds, using only money we can afford to tie up for years.
What do you think about in the shower?
I realized recently that what one thinks about in the shower in the morning is more important than I’d thought….now I’d say it’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower…I suspect a lot of people aren’t sure what’s the top idea in their mind at any given time. I’m often mistaken about it. I tend to think it’s the idea I’d want to be the top one, rather than the one that is. But it’s easy to figure this out: just take a shower. What topic do your thoughts keep returning to? If it’s not what you want to be thinking about, you may want to change something.
Meet Byju: Founder of Think and Learn who uses a unique approach to learning and has, as a result, built a billion-dollar company
He set up Think & Learn in 2011, offering online lessons before launching his main app in 2015. The business has signed up more than 35 million of whom about 2.4 million pay an annual fee of 10,000 to 12,000 rupees, helping it became profitable in the year ending March 2019…Byju’s approach is simple — captivate kids by transforming the content to fit short attention spans…To explain temperature, the app sets up a scene where Frozen’s Elsa falls ill because she constantly plays with snow. Anna gets out the thermometer to gauge her fever and a little story is then built around heat and cold. “
Be on guard for self-serving bias
When we’re betting money on the stock market, it’s important to remind ourselves of something called the self-serving bias, where we take credit when things go well and cast blame elsewhere when they don’t.