Market Strategist Jeff Saut on Gaining Street Smarts ~ market folly

Monday, April 24, 2017

Market Strategist Jeff Saut on Gaining Street Smarts

Market strategist Jeff Saut has released his latest weekly investment strategy piece entitled "Street Smarts."  The title sums up exactly what his piece is about as he begins by quoting Confessions of a Street Smart Manager by David Mahoney:

"Some people can have a lot of experience and still not have good judgement. Others can pull a great deal of value out of much less experience. That’s why some people have street smarts and others don’t. A person with street smarts is someone able to take strong action based on good judgement drawn from hard experience. For example, a novice trader once asked an old Wall Street pro why he had good judgement. “Well,” said the pro, “Good judgement comes from experience.” “Then where does experience come from?” asked the novice. “Experience comes from bad judgement,” was the pro’s answer. So you can say that good judgement comes from experience comes from bad judgement."

We've said before that investing is a continual education, you never stop learning.  And while you can read all the investment books out there and learn from the mistakes of others (which is highly beneficial), sometimes you just have to make a mistake yourself to truly learn from it.

Saut's weekly strategy piece "Street Smarts" is embedded below:

You can download a .pdf copy here.

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