investing mistakes

10 Mistakes That Turn Investors Into Their Own Worst Enemies

The hardest part of investing can sometimes be getting out of your own way. Too often, we let emotions guide our investing strategies, with disastrous results. A new study reveals the most common mistakes: We've summed up the popular pitfalls so you can avoid them.

Did You Miss Out On Your Share of $200 Billion?

You'll never have the chance to lose $200 billion, but the odds are good that, over the past several years, you lost your personal share of $200 billion in potential investment gains. But here's the good part: The kinds of mistakes that cost us that cash are entirely avoidable. Here's how.

A Vital Investing Lesson from the World's (Other) Dumbest CEO

There's a new contender for the dumbest CEO crown: Robert Stiller, the now ex-chairman of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. And the stupid mistake that cost him his job -- and a lot of money -- was an investing choice that you might be making too.

These 3 Investing Mistakes Cost Me a Small Fortune

A business journalist reveals the three stocks he most regrets mishandling -- investments that could have made his portfolio much larger than it is today. Learn from his mistakes, and you can avoid making them yourself.

Investing Error: Don't Use Stocks as an Inflation Hedge

You%u2019ve heard it so often you can probably repeat it in your sleep: Equities are the best protection against inflation. But academic research establishes clearly that it just isn't so: Stocks aren't a good hedge against inflation at all, particularly high inflation.

3 Investing Errors You Can Outthink

It's not always easy and no one always succeeds, but making these three issues an integral part of your investment decisions will help you in the long term, writes MoneyShow.com personal finance expert Terry Savage.

The 10 Mistakes Investors Most Commonly Make

Meir Statman, one of the nation's leading experts in behavioral finance (the study of why people do irrational things with their money), has written a new book on the topic. In it, Statman shows investors how their mistakes are usually caused by their own deep-seated emotions.

Fearful Investing Is Hazardous to Your Financial Health

Many investors are taking steps to make themselves feel safer in this uncertain economy: jumping out of stocks, buying bonds, or even dabbling in the high risk end of the pool looking for bigger returns. But that sort of short-term strategy could jeopardizing your retirement.