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    Default Investment psychology

    You will find that you are either a natural born Bull
    or a natural born Bear. A lot of your judgement is
    no judgement at all but the result of your natural
    inclination for one side or the other.

    W. D. Gann

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    Quote Originally Posted by oak333 View Post
    You will find that you are either a natural born Bull
    or a natural born Bear. A lot of your judgement is
    no judgement at all but the result of your natural
    inclination for one side or the other.

    W. D. Gann
    Since I only buy and hold for long and can't stomach the idea of shorting a stock, I suppose I'm a Bull. . .but is there a test or other measure to determine if one is a 'natural born" Bull or Bear ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sage View Post
    Since I only buy and hold for long and can't stomach the idea of shorting a stock, I suppose I'm a Bull. . .but is there a test or other measure to determine if one is a 'natural born" Bull or Bear ?
    There is no test BUT basic human instincts are for survival and that is combined with the fight or flight individual inclinations. So, I do not totally agree with the quote as we also have logic and common sense to consider at the individual level. Thus I see a third group that is neither Bull or Bear by nature which I would call the "self aware" group. This group tends to also be Libertarian.... :-)

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    Or you can learn about your own behavioral biases so you become more of a rational investor.

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    I am thinking of a simple test: how much money
    somebody makes in a bear market. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oak333 View Post
    I am thinking of a simple test: how much money
    somebody makes in a bear market. LOL.
    although not a business man, by any stretch of the imagination, I've garnered about 8% clear across the last 10 years
    not much but I don't sell much, just cleaning out my house and the rest has been lost in a boat somewhere

    so, there's no such thing better than watching a cohort of mine, he'd love me for saying that, is traveling the country, searching for straps of FRN'S, making a fortune from the notes he's finding, having the time of his life while suffering from VA coverage, etc, but the point is...



    You Invest In That Which You Know Of

    you don't, you're foolish
    you do, well, it's the markets, so, GL, as always


    DYODD of course
    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by oak333 View Post
    I am thinking of a simple test: how much money
    somebody makes in a bear market. LOL.
    oh



    don't follow my advice

    LOL

    just don't
    LOL

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