There is more than one way of making money in the markets.
After nearly 10 years of trial and error, for me it has boiled down to some basic principles:
Stock markets is the best game in town to grow capital
Be on the offense when the trend is up; be defensive and preserve capital when the trend is down
Stock market is not the economy!
Turn off the financial TV and stop listening to so called ‘experts’, especially macro pundits!
Long term compounding and dollar cost averaging is the holy grail to success
Invest in the best, dollar cost average into the best stocks and do nothing unless the thesis or the trend changes!
The rest is NOISE!