Over the holiday vacation, I try to kick back a bit, unwind, recharge the batteries. But I still scan my favorite media sources and blogs for interesting ideas.
One that stood out was a short post from Greg Harmon of Dragonfly Capital. Titled “We Are All Useless Morons that Suck,” it actually made me laugh out loud. Greg fearlessly pointed out a truth that is ignored by all too many investors: This trading thingie is really not your forté:
“Let’s face it: You suck at investing. Your adviser sucks at investing, too.
If you had picked the best stock to buy every day you could have turned $1,000 into $264 billion by mid December. That is a 26.4 billion percent return. Did you even get a 1 billion percent return? How about 1 million percent? 1000%? 100%? If you did not hit a 100% return then you did not get even 4/10 millionths of what was out there.”