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50 reasons why we don't invest for the long-term (Link)
"Adopting a genuinely long-term approach to investing is one of the few genuine edges or advantages any investor can hope to exploit. Unfortunately, it can feel as if everything is conspiring against our attempts to benefit from it – but that does not mean we should not try."
1: Because it is boring.
2: Because markets are random and it’s difficult to accept.
3: Because of short-term benchmark comparisons.
4: Because we are remunerated based on annual performance.
5: Because of quarterly risk and performance reviews.
6: Because there is always something/somebody performing better.
7: Because we watch financial news.
8: Because we think we can time markets.