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The Fatal Flaw in My Investing Approach
We all have that one trait that causes us to screw up when making investment decisions. Here's mine.
Tyler Crowe(TMFDirtyBird)

...One thing that I drilled into my head early on as an investor is to avoid letting costs eat into my returns: Don't move in and out of stocks all willy-nilly. Long-term capital gains taxes are much more favorable then short-term gains rates.

What possible business is it of the government's to decide whether you should hold that complete dog of a stock (General Electric/IBM/any Berkshire holding) longer because the meddlesome meddlers in the government in some distant dinosaur time of the past thought you should not trade in and out using your own money? And so that is drilled into people's heads: Good Person--gets better treatment. Hang on to that dog let's all hope for the best maybe the GE bottom is nigh......

Oh who will rid me of this Why did James Comey say, 'Will no one rid me of this meddlesome ...
Jun 8, 2017 - Yes, it rings in my ear as kind of, 'Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?' ”

Oh do shut up, Portia.

Doctor: This can't be right. This man has 104% body fat.
[he looks and sees Homer eating a drumstick]
Doctor: Hey, no eating in the tank!
Homer Simpson: Go to hell.
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