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The Power of Conviction

September 15th

In some corner of the world they are probably still holding regular meetings of the Flat Earth Society. We derive no comfort because important people, vocal people, or great numbers of people agree with us. Nor do we derive comfort if they don't.

Warren Buffett

Financial markets are often driven by sentiment and herd mentality which can lead to volatile swings and bubbles. As investors, it's essential to resist the urge to be swept up by the crowd. Just because an investment is popular does not make it a wise choice. Similarly, just because many people disagree with your strategy does not make it inherently flawed.

The key is confidence in your own analysis and decisions. If you've done your due diligence and believe in your strategy, then whether others agree or disagree with you should not influence your course of action.

Investment wisdom is not about seeking validation from the crowd. The allure of public approval can be deceptive, causing us to stray from our own principles and strategies. However, enduring success often lies in the quiet, focused application of a well-thought-out investment strategy.

In the world of investing, the quiet, consistent effort is often the most rewarding. As investors, it is our job to derive comfort from our own convictions, not those of the crowd.

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