Friday, June 7, 2013

What is investing?

In my view it's mostly and most importantly happens in the brain, in the thought process. The longer I'm in this game the more I understand its a thought process. And control of the physiological aspects of it is paramount.Sticking to a logical plan, and not getting carried away by other factors.
The human brain is wired to react to 'flight or fight' or in the investing sphere 'greed and fear' they are incredibly powerful forces even within the most discipline mind. I don;t think it is possible to completely overcome our own nature. But it is possible to rein in the most extreme examples of them. Understanding them and accepting them is key to being successful

Never assume a decision is right or wrong, A good decision at the time can later be the opposite, Applying a critical thought should constantly be applied to all decisions. And this a great reason to limit the number of investments.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Long Break

After a long break about 3 odd years, I feel I'm ready to start writing again.

Why did I stop?

1) Mostly life got busy
2) my investments didn't pan out like I thought
3) Had another child 2x under 4
4) work 2-3 jobs to get things back on an even keel
5) just let things slip

I feel I have matured in my thinking and now can put a more critical thought process on my investment process.

Still lots to learn and improve although.