Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Sarcasm Report v.108

June 15, 2011
U.S. News & World Report: 7 ways to limit investment mistakes

That is probably the single best investment advice I have ever read.

Let me summarize 4 of the 7 ways.

Limit your options (#1), avoid information (#2), delegate to other people (#6), and trust other people (#7).

How can you lose? It is exactly what Bernie Madoff investors did and if memory serves they made out like
bandits.

Disclaimer: This is a sarcasm report.

7 comments:

MaxedOutMama said...

If you follow this strategy, you won't be able to retire but you will receive total consciousness right at the point when you lose 50% of your savings, so that is something nice to look forward to.

You really can't make this stuff up.

Word verification "slapeid". Definition: a psychiatric affective disorder resulting from realizing that your investment manager has slapped you in the face with the losses, and taken the profits to undisclosed location where he is lolling in the sun, laughing over your credulity.

Mr Slippery said...

When I read those 7 rules, I threw up a little. I should have avoided that information like the article suggested.

Stagflationary Mark said...

A guy retires and is living the dream on his new sailboat.

An identical sailboat pulls up and he sees his financial advisor at the helm.

The guy says, "You just retired too! How many clients did you have?"

The financial advisor replies, "I did retire! I just had the one client. Behold the power of 1% annual fees for 50 years! Thanks!"

Echo Boomer said...

This was truly funny. I actually agree with limiting information when it comes to investing, though. I can't remember who said it, but he said, "When you see a pile of cash, then go pick it up, otherwise, don't do anything." With investing information, quality matters.

getyourselfconnected said...

Nice.

Stagflationary Mark said...

Echo Boomer,

Find a pile of cash and pick it up and all the day you'll have good luck!

P.S. A penny isn't worth what it once was, lol. Sigh.

Stagflationary Mark said...

As a side note, this market smells like it just had a dead fish bounce.