Rise Up From Your Bunker, say John McCarthy of McCarthy Grittinger Weil Financial Group and Robert Dries, Ph.D.
Shell-shocked investors are leaving financial statements unopened, unwilling to face the pain of another slew of bad news. Yet, tremendous investment opportunities exist for investors with the perspective to look out a few years and who understand the market over time has an upward bias. To be a successful investor dictates long-term ownership in stocks for their superior return potential. This stance requires both patience and a confident view of the future. It appears that in the current climate investors are as irrationally pessimistic today as they were irrationally optimistic in recent years. Legendary investor and Warren Buffett’s mentor, the late Benjamin Graham, rightfully observed, “Individuals who cannot master their emotions are ill-suited to profit from the investment process.”
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