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Macro Minute: Week of January 22, 2024

Today, I thought I’d give a few more of my investment beliefs. You can find the first set by clicking here.

Investing requires foresight. As investors we have little certainty of what will happen near term, but we have much more clarity when looking out into the distant future.

Investing is made harder because it is a constant struggle with one’s emotions. We all have emotions, and they will have us doing the wrong thing at the wrong time if we listen to them in our investment choices.

These next two make investing hard because it can give you a false sense of confidence.

History doesn’t repeat, but it rhymes. Having knowledge of how things have played out in the past is helpful, but it is never the exact same.

The top-performing investments of the recent past will probably not be the top performing in the future. Expecting for things that have happened in the past to continue into the future is by no means certain. This leads to performance chasing. If an investment has a great year, especially if other investments struggle, money will flow into that investment expecting that performance to continue.


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