Dale Roberts is an Investment Funds Associate with Tangerine Investment Funds Limited, a subsidiary of Tangerine Bank wholly owned by Scotiabank. My articles are for information purposes only and do not constitute investment advice or an offer or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any securities. These articles are my personal opinion and are not those of Tangerine Bank or its subsidiaries. Remember past performance is not guaranteed and may not be repeated. Investment strategies are not suitable for everyone and you should always conduct your own research or speak to a financial advisor.
+ Popular Activities That Add No Long Term Value Compared to Index Funds (except for you, me, and unaudited bloggers):--Focusing on the consensus superstitions of traders, for instance, support levels, candlesticks, and chart shapes. --Obsessing over dividend stocks.
--Playing with options strategies.
--Forecasting near-term market movements.
--Believing that valuation graphs identify undervalued stocks.
--Paying an investment advisor 1% of your assets annually.
--Thinking that beating the S&P 500 for several years is predictive of future performance.
--Investing in popular, heavily promoted stocks on stock tip websites
--Laboriously building a portfolio that's similar to an existing low-fee ETF (but without the superior diversification).