When someone claims to have amazing long-term stock gains you know what else they have? Losses.
But investors hate losses!
Actually, it’s a common human trait. It’s been said the pain of loss is two times as powerful as the joy of gain.
In other words, a stock you bought that quickly rises 50% feels wonderful. You walk down the street with your chest puffed out. Your friends ask for investing tips. Your spouse thinks you’re brilliant.
But staring at a stock you...