6 Keys to Successful Investing

If you adhere to these fundamental principles, your chances of achieving your long-term financial goals are great.

What better way to celebrate Financial Literacy Month than with a review of some time-tested, academically-based and elegantly simple tenets for intelligent investing? For novice investors, they're the building blocks of a successful investment strategy. For seasoned investors they are the bedrock of discipline and focus, without which they might simply follow the herd over the cliff.

Here are the fundamental principles you need to know in order to develop a successful long-term investment strategy:

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Pete Woodring, RIA
Founding Partner, Cypress Partners

Woodring is founding partner of San Francisco Bay area Cypress Partners, a fee-only wealth consulting practice that provides personalized, comprehensive services that help retirees and busy professionals to enjoy life free of financial concern.