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Investor's Therapy #4: Thin Line Between Bold And Reckless, The Big Sort, And How To Negotiate


Investors Therapy

February 9 · Issue #4 · View online

Investors Therapy is a newsletter, from the Silicon Valley Investors Club (, that helps investors understand their psychology so they can make smarter investment decisions. If you're ready to take the next step in your investment journey, subscribe!

Hey Tribe,
I’ve been running two concurrent newsletters: one dedicated to investing and another one devoted to careers, society, and tech. Maintaining two newsletters is time-consuming, and I’m a slothful man. So I’ve decided to merge both newsletters into one and send out one newsletter per month. Investors Therapy will be my only newsletter going forward, but don’ fret! It will have everything you love from both newsletters wrapped into one.
So lets begin.
Ouch. That’s what most traders are saying about the market. Dow drops almost 10% in 5 days. Bitcoin shaves greater than half its value in a month. And a 23 year old trader loses 4 million dollars in one day (I never forgot that much, but I know the terrible feeling of losing a hefty sum.) I heard the monopoly guy was last seen running towards his bomb shelter with his life savings and a fidget spinner. It’s rough out there.
It’s easy to get wrapped up in the drama of the markets and start selling off. Corrections and recessions are inevitable but don’t trick yourself into thinking you can predict what will happen next in the market. Before you make any investment: 1. Write down your reasons for investing in the asset. 2. Determine under what circumstances you would sell the investment. 3. Indicate your time horizon for holding the investment. 4. Periodically review if based on our criteria if you should still be in the investment. By doing that mental exercise it should help you stay focused on your investment goals while everyone else is losing their minds.

Most traders
Most traders
Investor Psychology
The Thin Line Between Bold and Reckless · Collaborative Fund
There Never Was a Real Tulip Fever
The Theory of Maybes · Collaborative Fund
5 Rules to Help Avoid Investing Disaster - Bloomberg
Only 1 stock-market sector has experienced real earnings gains in the past 12 months - MarketWatch
Invest in Lines, Not Dots – Both Sides of the Table
There’s a big red flag in this report on the economy
Almost all the 10 million jobs created since 2005 are temporary — Quartz
Banks Shutter 1,700 Branches in Fastest Decline on Record
The U.S. government is set to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year, an 84 percent jump from last year - The Washington Post
Blame Oil, Not China, for Rising U.S. Bond Yields - Bloomberg
The U.S. Yield Curve Is Flattening and Here's Why It Matters - Bloomberg
Real Estate
Silicon Valley's Cost of Living Is Seriously Driving Away Tech Talent
Why Some Shopping Malls May Be in Deeper Trouble Than You Think - Bloomberg
The danger of overpricing & chasing real estate unicorns | Sacramento Appraisal Blog | Real Estate Appraiser
Real estate execs are betting on soft landing in this boom cycle | Real Estate | Dallas News
Careers, Society, and Personal Development
Don't Just Network — Build Your 'Meaningful Network' to Maximize Your Impact | First Round Review
The big sort
Donald Trump and the rise of tribal epistemology - Vox
Jim O'Shaughnessy: "What Works on Wall Street" | Talks at Google - YouTube
[Episode 27] The Art of Letting Other People Have Your Way: Negotiating Secrets from Chris Voss
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