11 Truths That All Investors Must Accept

Getting rich quick and seeing regular returns in the mid-teens are just two unrealistic expectations of inexperienced investors. Read on for nine more.

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When working with inexperienced investors, I often find myself dispelling various investment myths and fallacies.

Frequently, these newbie investors have unrealistic expectations for their portfolio. Their warped view of the markets, and personal finances in general, often forms out of sound bites fed to them by friends, family members and the talking heads on TV or social media.

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Jonathan I. Shenkman, AIF®
President and Chief Investment Officer, ParkBridge Wealth Management

Jonathan I. Shenkman, AIF®, is the President and Chief Investment Officer of ParkBridge Wealth Management and serves as a financial adviser and portfolio manager for his clients. In this role, he acts in a fiduciary capacity to help his clients achieve their financial goals.