Today, I'm going to tell you an unpleasant truth...
The vast majority of investors won't make much in their personal brokerage accounts this year... or next.
Now this might make you angry. But don't take my word for it, just look at a recent study done by investment-management giant BlackRock.
Its study illustrates that the average investor does poorly when compared to the growth of other asset classes like stocks, bonds and oil. in fact, as you can see in the chart below, the average investor earns just 2.1% -- below even the rate of inflation.
I didn't bring this up to poke fun. I want to point this out because the sooner we acknowledge that the individual investor generally fares poorly in stocks, the sooner we can begin to examine why and then take action to avoid some of the common mistakes made by most investors. Continue reading "The Absolute Worst Mistake Investors Make -- And How To Fix It"