18 January 2016

Sir John Templeton’s 16Sir John Templeton’s 16 Rules for Investment Successt Success


1. Invest for maximum total real (after-inflation) return

2. Invest – don’t trade or speculate

3. Remain flexible and open-minded about types of investments

4. Buy low

5. When buying stocks, search for bargains among quality stocks

6. Buy value, not market trends or the economic outlook

7. Diversify. In stocks and bonds, as in much else, there is safety in numbers

8. Do your homework or hire wise experts to help you

9. Aggressively monitor your investments

10. Don’t panic

11. Learn from your mistakes

12. Begin with a prayer

13. Outperforming the market is a difficult task

14. An investor who has all the answers doesn’t even understand all the questions

15. There’s no free lunch

16. Do not be too fearful or negative too often