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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stock Investing Fast-Track by Ken Little

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Common Investing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

We all make mistakes, but there are some that we can avoid if we know what they are beforehand. Investing in stocks, like anything involving money, is an emotion-laden experience. For some investors, it is easy to put the anxieties aside and focus on the facts. For others, money is more complicated and dodging the emotional mine fields is more difficult. Where you fall on this spectrum may make it easier or harder to avoid mistakes. Even those investors with difficult relations with money can avoid mistakes if they see them coming. The following mistakes can trip up anyone, so be forewarned.

Playing Catch-Up

One of the most common problems investors in the stock market face is trying to catch up ...

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