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Three Pillars Investing: Attitude, Aptitude, Altitude

9 May 2019

Successful investing is about more than achieving gains. To quote the late Philip Arthur Fisher (doyen of investing for many decades): “The true investment objective of growth is not just to make gains, but to avoid losses.”

Three Pillars Investing: Attitude, Aptitude, Altitude

9 May 2019

As it applies to investing, a strong dose of aptitude is essential if good results are to be expected. For many, unfortunately, investing is more about speculation than serious observation. Therein lies a dilemma: speculation involves guesswork, observation demands homework.

Three Pillars Investing: Attitude, Aptitude, Altitude

30 Apr 2019

For a portfolio to reach the desired altitude, it must comprise securities that are highly likely to rise in both value and price. The question is: what steps does on take to maximise the chances that one’s portfolio is populated by such securities?

Three Pillars Investing: Attitude, Aptitude, Altitude

30 Mar 2019

This article references the recent high/low altitude of the ASX 200. From here onwards, these articles will examine the collective aspects of the three pillars in each issue to demonstrate how, in reality, attitude, aptitude and altitude comingle to provide the basis for understanding the investment process.

Three Pillars Investing: Attitude, Aptitude, Altitude

30 Jan 2019

Skill, talent and ability. These define an aptitude for a task or challenge; in the context of investing, however, one should add ‘insights’ and‘research’ as components of successful outcomes in the complex environment of markets.

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