The Weekly Nibble: Never Be Afraid of Investing Mistakes

Here are some of the more interesting articles that had appeared in the Motley Fool Singapore’s website in the past week.

1. Top 3 Mistakes Made By New Investors

Samuel Levenson, an American author, once said that you must learn from the mistakes of others as you can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself. On that note, my Foolish colleague, Stanley Lim, looks at the top three mistakes new investors make and what you need to do to avoid them.

One of the mistakes newbies make is to merely buy companies that look cheap, without any regard for their fundamentals. This is dangerous as “a new investor who only focuses on buying “cheap” stocks may end up with a portfolio of terrible businesses that are unable to grow their values over time or have a sustainable future.”

What are some of the mistakes you have made as an investor and what have you learnt from them?

2. High-Flying Stock Markets Are Nothing To Be Afraid Of

This week, the Dow Jones Index (INDEXDJX: DJI) in the US hit another new high of 21,271.97 points. Since the 2016 US Presidential Election, the Dow had set more than 30 new record closing-highs. Is this something to lose sleep over? Not at all. Find out why by jumping into the article now.

3. The Best Questions To Ask When Investing

Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits is a book by Philip A. Fisher, whose work is recommended by none other than Warren Buffett himself. In his book, Fisher explored 15 questions that he himself had asked before investing in a stock. In the article above, Stanley looks at three of these questions.

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