Episode 259: How To Beat The Stock Market

In this episode of ‘Think Smart with TMFG,’ your hosts, Rob McClelland and Mike Connon, explore the intriguing concept of ‘beating the stock market.’ Sharing profound insights from their years of experience in finance, they discuss how the quest to outperform the market often makes investors ignore the significance of a well-planned and disciplined investment strategy. Much of the episode revolves around lessons learned from Warren Buffett’s teacher, Benjamin Graham, emphasizing the importance of implementing a robust financial plan and practicing regular portfolio rebalancing.

Rob and Mike warn against moving your entire investment to the U.S. stock market or concentrating it heavily on a handful of top performers. Citing the example of the ‘Universal Select Managers’ by McKinsey Financial, they underscore the potential disaster of having a highly volatile portfolio built on mere speculative bets.

Rather than chasing market winners, our hosts advise maintaining a diversified portfolio and staying attuned to global market dynamics. They delve into the operations of top companies like Apple, Tesla, and Microsoft, cautioning against the risks of investing solely in growth companies. Additionally, they speak about the pitfalls of irrational trading behavior spurred by the fear of missing out.

Join Rob and Mike as they unravel the intricacies of sustainable financial growth while reminding you to plan strategically, invest wisely, and ensure your best possible retirement.

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