Remember, the secret to investing is that….there is no secret. One of the most important ingredients to include in your investing approaches is discipline— as is having other appropriate investment strategies. Understanding that aiming high for annual returns carries a certain amount of risk– and that you must be prepared to withstand which strategies includes emotional ups and downs.
Have realistic expectations and avoid impulse actions that may be counter to your dedicated asset allocation. Stick to your carefully planned asset allocation and don’t fall for any “get rich quick” schemes no matter how good they sound. By adhering to the fundamentals of investing, i.e. investment philosophy, portfolio strategies and portfolio best practices, the opportunity for success as well as safety is increased.