Consistent little wins create wealth

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Slightly better than average is enough

Investors and traders love big winners. That 10 bagger that happens in a matter of months or maybe a few years. But by consistently hunting for those big winners we’re taking larger risks.

We’re better off aiming for the modest winners.

Beating your benchmark by 2% a year sees you with almost 50% more after twenty years.

A recent Planet Money Podcast, Investing in mediocrity, talks about a fund manager who only ever aimed to be in the top third of all funds. After a decade of succeeding at that, they were the top fund over ten years.

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JSE Direct Podcast

Simon Brown - Just One Lap founderThursdays are all about hard-core investing with Simon Brown’s famous JSE Direct podcast. JSE Direct started life on ClassicFM in July 2008 and became a podcast in 2011. Every week Simon chats to industry experts, answers listener question (contact him here to send your Q’s) and gives his views on the state of markets and individual shares.

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