Bad habits die hard for investors

Today, most individual players have online accounts, all sorts of financial apps on their smartphones and access to loads of research from dozens of websites.
Today, most individual players have online accounts, all sorts of financial apps on their smartphones and access to loads of research from dozens of websites.PHOTO: PEXELS

Even with more information available today, people still make same mistakes

There is a saying which goes: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

There is a great deal of truth in this, particularly when comparing investing in the 1990s versus investing today.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 02, 2020, with the headline 'Bad habits die hard for investors'. Print Edition | Subscribe