How to be a happy investor

The Motley Fool
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If only investing were easy. If only it could bring me the joy of making money with the minimum of stress. In other words, if only I could be a happy investor.

Unfortunately, over the past few years happiness for many investors has been in desperately short supply. Investors have had a stressful time, to put it mildly. We had the dotcom crash of 2001-2002, a recovery, and then the banking crash of 2008, followed by more recoveries, and then more crashes. Shares have been going up and down like yo-yos.