Are you ready to invest again like it is 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, or 2006? Is the next wave Tech, Bio-Sci, Financials, or soy bean? Are you ready to jump “both feet in,” or are you frightened by the haunting results of a severe market correction? Perhaps you might still be sitting in cash, waiting for the other shoe to drop. Yes?
Whatever your situation, the trend for most investors has been permanently changed because of what happened from 2007 to 2009. On a positive note, our younger generation of investors may take to adopting the ever-conservative styles embraced by “depression era” investors. Is this good or bad? How will you ever be able to make an investment choice with conviction again?
Regardless of your aversion to “risk,” the majority of your decisions are emotions based; and those emotions are the very things that will kill long-term returns. I’ve included an attachment that provides great insight on investor behavior and the effect it plays on your money. Please feel free to share this article with your friends and family, and think about how many of these traits ‘you’ have exhibited in the last 10-20 years. Then, let’s sit and talk about how to overcome these emotions and clear the way for a financial plan that fits your needs!