How to invest in shares: Part four

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4. Traits of a Foolish stock picker

Half the battle in becoming a successful stock picker is to get into the correct frame of mind. While investment strategies may differ in the types of companies selected, the psychology surrounding any route to stock market success is broadly the same.

Here are some guidelines to bear in mind when investing. Not for nothing did legendary value investor Ben Graham say "The fault, dear investor, is not in our stars -- and not in our stocks -- but in ourselves..."