Why pick your own stocks?

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Lemon head

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Jun 10, 2018 9 Comments

If there’s folks who invest as a living. Sorry it’s a dumb question. I know not anyone can invest in hedge fund or another fund or get a planner, but what’s the point of doing all the work yourself versus an index/pre-chosen portfolio? Alternatively, if that’s working better than index or hedge funds, why aren’t you doing it for another people?

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  • Amazon Jexx
    Just go straight to vanguard funds. They outperform 97% of general financial advisors
    Jun 10, 2018 0
  • Google KjDt62
    Because investment strategies don't scale. “Size is the Enemy of Performance” said Warren Buffett
    Jun 10, 2018 2
    • New / Eng
      Lemon head

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      Nice. Will read up.

      Wouldn’t it reduce variance but also risk? Isn’t it a tradeoff?
      Jun 10, 2018
    • Google KjDt62
      Nope, shareholders are risk in the financial market. Remember after you invest in a company, you're involved in the business as well.
      Jun 10, 2018
  • Starbucks / Eng PUxL03
    For me it was always companies or industries where Im very knowledgeable. So basically I can make a high percentage return with little risk or effort. I still have the index/pre-chosen portfolio. These are more of a supplement / easy wins.

    Why not do it for others? The wins are here and there and investing isn’t my passion. Programming is.
    Jun 10, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng
    FhyzA0

    Google Eng

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    FhyzA0more
    Let's be honest, it's fun.
    Jun 10, 2018 0
  • Cisco / Eng
    truthdr007

    Cisco Eng

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    HPE, Calix, Cargill
    truthdr007more
    Dude just do an index fund
    Jun 10, 2018 0
  • Facebook public
    To make more money
    Jun 10, 2018 0
  • Facebook MCSW23
    Jnj
    Jun 10, 2018 0

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