Ask any investor out there about his investment journey and chances are, he would have bought the wrong stocks or made a mistake when doing so.

Maybe he invested in a company without knowing the full details or upon hearing some stock tips. Or allured by top volume penny stocks which go nowhere. Or simply take profits too soon and hold on to losers like forever because you cannot bear to ‘realize’ the losses.

While it is natural to feel embarrassed about making these mistakes, I think there’s no reason to dwell on those emotions, especially when it comes to stocks. Here’s why:

You Are Not Alone

Fundamentally, although the stock market is poised to always go up in the long run, it is bound to go through economic cycles – economic booms and busts. This means that investors who want to experience the upside would definitely have to