Investment Regret? Here’s How To Fix It

Think about the last thing you did you regretted doing. 

Have you ever made an investment decision you later regretted? Bought high and sold low? Invested in something sure to bring you great returns on your investment only to lose money instead?

Are there ways to avoid regret?

Writing in his blog at AgileLeanLife.com, Blaz Kos suggests, “If you project yourself to the age of 80 and think about your potential regrets, things get a lot clearer. It also helps you to remove a few pieces of confusion in the present caused by alternative paths. It helps you make the right decision more easily.”

Offering ideas on ways to minimize your regrets, Peter Lazaroff writes, “We often feel regret when we can clearly envision the alternative paths we didn’t take and decide those paths would have been better than the one we ultimately chose. It’s particularly easy to see the alternatives after the fact when you are an investor.”

The saying “Hindsight is 20/20” proves you have perfect vision of the past. Not so true of the future and the decisions you’re trying to make.

As Lazeroff says “Hindsight is a normal working part of human memory, but it’s a feature that often causes a lot of unnecessary grief in the investment experience and can intensify feelings of regret.”

Minimize Investment Regret

Lazeroff continues, “In order to minimize regret about your investments, it’s useful to think about how you might feel in the future about the choices you make today.

Ask yourself, ‘In ten years, what would make me regret this decision? What are some ways this decision could lead to bad outcomes, and how would I feel in these scenarios?’”

Great questions to ask yourself. But what if you could limit your decisions and then allow the magic of the best algorithmic trading software to buy, sell and hold your investment positions? A lot of regret comes from making a decision in an emotional state.

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Related: Robo Trading vs A.I. SmartFolios

The Takeaway

Lazeroff gives this advice. “You can minimize regret by understanding the evidence supporting a decision, using a probabilistic approach, and thinking through how you might feel about a variety of potential outcomes. 

And once you minimize regret, it’s much easier to stay the course and let financial theory do its thing.”

Click over to iFlip. See how easy it is to make the decision and set up your mobile stock trading using automated trading software. One simple decision made, and your long-term investing and personal retirement planning are in place. 

Investment regrets minimized. Losses mitigated. With iFlip, your wealth is preserved, protected and able to grow.

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