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Getting Rich Slowly: The Secret to Success?


There’s an interesting story that’s been making the rounds lately.

Chances are, you might have already heard it.

Here’s how it goes.

Jeff Bezos is the founder of Amazon. He apparently had a heart-to-heart talk with legendary investor Warren Buffett:

Just think about it. Without exception, every financial disaster that we have seen over the past five years has been caused by people refusing to follow Buffett’s philosophy. Let me give you some real-world examples here:


Source: Chris Dunn, X


This brings us to the stock market. If you have been watching it for any length of time, you will notice this trend:

Why? Well, it’s really about human psychology:

Fortunately, if you are willing to extend your time horizon, you will find that there are more staircases than elevators:


Source: Google Finance


Source: Insider


The US Navy Seals have a saying: ‘Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast.’

Financial adviser Ben Carlson offers this simple insight:

‘I believe the timing of buy or sell decisions matters less than your holding period. Picking tops and bottoms is for the lucky and the liars. Patiently holding onto your investments is more important for most investors than timing.’

Of course, most people can’t stand to get rich slowly:



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John Ling

Analyst, Wealth Morning

(This article is general in nature and should not be construed as any financial or investment advice. To obtain guidance for your specific situation, please seek independent financial advice.)

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