In the following video, Motley Fool financial analyst Matt Koppenheffer discusses a quote from one of his favorite investing minds, Michael Mauboussin, about the difference between luck and skill, where he says that if you can lose on purpose, then the activity takes skill. Matt notes five things he would do if he wanted to lose money on purpose in his portfolio, and he gives us some takeaways for what these things teach us about making money.

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