How I Invest
My mother used to have a knack for finding a good sale. My father said she had two rules to shopping. "1. Buy it if it's on sale. 2. If it's on sale, buy it."
Rule #1 is good. Rule #2 can get you in trouble. Our house was filled with useless junk and food items that spoiled before anybody even thought about eating them.
I apply rule #1 to my investing. I look for good companies that the market puts on sale for whatever reason, and then I buy them.