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Chapter 15. Ten Lessons for Investors > Lesson 2: If you want guarantees, don't...

Lesson 2: If you want guarantees, don't invest in stocks

No matter what the proponents of an investment strategy tell you, no stock strategy can offer guaranteed success. Stocks are volatile and are driven by hundreds of different variables, some related to the overall economy and some arising as a result of information that has come out about the firm. Even the most elaborate and best-planned strategies for making money in stocks can be derailed by unexpected events.

Proposition 2: The only predictable thing about stocks is their unpredictability.


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