Being a successful investor is like being a championship quarterback. When you make an investment, it’s like dropping back to pass. You must be able to stand in the pocket with the possibility of taking a hit.
The more aggressive you are—the deeper the pass you want to throw–the harder the hits can be.
You have to be patient–give the play, the investment time to develop. If you have nervous feet, quick to throw the ball away, you may never be able to complete the pass. If you sell your investments when the prices drop, you may never be rewarded when stock prices turn upward.
Quarterbacks cannot eliminate the risk of taking a hit. It’s just part of the game. Likewise, investors cannot eliminate the risk of volatility. But, you may be able to better manage that risk if you understand two things:
- The quality of your investments.
- How much volatility you can stand?
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