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SIF Folio: Lessons from my biggest losers

There are no new stocks I can buy from my SIF screen this week. So as we’re coming up to the SIF portfolio’s third birthday, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at what’s gone wrong over the last three years.

In my experience, the importance of avoiding big losses is often overlooked and misunderstood by many private investors. I suspect this is partly rooted in the psychology of loss aversion and anchoring. Both are traits that make us want to hold on to stocks until they return to…






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  • Apple (AAPL)

  • Shell (RDSA)

  • Twitter (TWTR)

  • Volkswagon AG (VOK)

  • McDonalds (MCD)

  • Vodafone (VOD)

  • Barratt Homes (BDEV)

  • Microsoft (MSFT)

  • Tesco (TSCO)
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