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IF - The Wonders of Investing

If   it seems as if all investors are    

      selling, who is buying?


If   trading has become entertainment

      for you, it may be time to refocus

      on profits.


If   your stock has reached an annual

      low, can it go any lower?


If   your stock has reached an annual

     high, can it go any higher?


If   all the television analysts jumped   

      off a bridge, would anyone care?


If   your portfolio is based solely on

     fundamental analysis, perhaps it

     is time to learn technical analysis.


If   I said you had a beautiful portfolio,

     would you hold it against an index?


If   you are tired of losing value on the

     long side, perhaps its time to learn

     both sides of the market.


If   you do not have a written financial

      plan, you should.


If   you could put aside $205 at the

     beginning of each month for thirty-

     five years, with an 11% annualized

     return you may save over $1



If   you have stopped looking at your

     portfolio statements, does that mean

     your game plan is off? 


If   a fool and his money are easily

     separated, who introduced the two?


If   buy and hold is your philosophy,

     why do you need a broker?


If   a tree falls in the forest, does it ruin

     the stock market for the day?


If   someone invented a computer

     program for investments that proved

     100% correct all the time, we would

      never know about it.


If   you think the market capitulated,

     you are not in a state of selling



If   1,000,000 lemmings jump, can they

      all be wrong?


If   you want to know what Greenspan

     thinks about economics, count the

     times he smiles.


If   you expect nothing of your 

      portfolio, you will not be 



If   you are a rational investor, can you

      benefit from an irrational market?


If   you managed your money like the

     government, you would take money

     from your neighbor and spend it on

     stock options that expire this week. 


If   you are confused with the opinions      

      of the media, create your own.

Wardlaw has been involved in the fields of investments and insurance for over twelve years. The author's belief is that familiar life elements best illustrate practical investment strategies; not typical investment jargon. For comments and questions, please contact the author at

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