Getting Better Every Day
There's a lot of competing information out there about investing, and when I decided in late 2008 that I wanted to take charge of my own finances, I read most of it. And most of it's really bad. I mean, REALLY bad. I dabbled in chart patterns, market timing, read books about real estate speculation (which, thankfully, had pretty much fallen from favor by late 2008) and shorting...but finally my adventures convinced me that buy-and-hold is the best way to consistently beat the market. I also learned to look before I leapt.