Great-looking (and particularly eye-opening) graphic today from Visual News:
Totally in line with what I’ve been trying to say in my past few posts:
“The return of the average investor is 1.9% over 20 yrs — due to poor buy and sell decisions. Investors who simply invested — and kept — their money in the S&P 500 earned an average of 8.4% over the same period; with diversified portfolios doing even better.
The true problem lies in the fact that the majority of buy/sell decisions are wrong; even if you think you’re smarter than the masses. Barrons recently revealed that 85% of all sell or exchange decisions are incorrect.”