How to avoid bad investments

An easy way to spot companies with financial health issues
Thursday 08 Nov 2018 Author: Steven Frazer
Investors tend to spend most of their time looking for assets that will appreciate in value over time. Yet according to loss aversion theory, most of us get a bigger kick out of side-stepping disaster than picking runaway successes. We are not talking about share prices falling 15% or 20% as the market mood takes a downswing, as we have all witnessed during recent weeks. Those sort of events...

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