Templeton’s 16 Rules for Investment Success 

John Templeton’s 16 Rules for Investment Success

No. 1 INVEST FOR MAXIMUM TOTAL REAL RETURN

No. 2 INVEST—DON’T TRADE OR SPECULATE

No. 3 REMAIN FLEXIBLE AND OPEN-MINDED ABOUT TYPES OF INVESTMENT

No. 4 BUY LOW

No. 5 WHEN BUYING STOCKS, SEARCH FOR BARGAINS AMONG QUALITY STOCKS

No. 6 BUY VALUE, NOT MARKET TRENDS OR THE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

No. 7 DIVERSIFY. IN STOCKS AND BONDS, AS IN MUCH ELSE, THERE IS SAFETY IN NUMBERS

No. 8 DO YOUR HOMEWORK OR HIRE WISE EXPERTS TO HELP YOU

No. 9 AGGRESSIVELY MONITOR YOUR INVESTMENTS

No. 10 DON’T PANIC

No. 11 LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES

No. 12 BEGIN WITH A PRAYER

No. 13 OUTPERFORMING THE MARKET IS A DIFFICULT TASK

No. 14 AN INVESTOR WHO HAS ALL THE ANSWERS DOESN’T EVEN UNDERSTAND ALL THE QUESTIONS

No. 15 THERE’S NO FREE LUNCH

No. 16 DO NOT BE FEARFUL OR NEGATIVE TOO OFTEN

Disclosure: I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it. I have no business relationship with any company or individual mentioned in this article. I have no positions in any stocks mentioned.

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