“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

I started investing in June 2009.

Over the years, I’ve learnt a lot from my experience in the stock market, through the many ups-and-downs.

Here are 11 major lessons I learnt from the past 11 years of investing…

so that you can learn from my mistakes, and not make the same ones yourself.

Source: Giphy

Lessons Covered

  1. Selling Winners Too Early
  2. Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) and Researching Hastily
  3. Timing the Market
  4. Investing Only in Undervalued Companies
  5. Too Much Focus on the Headline Dividend Yield
  6. Not Spacing Out My Stock Purchases
  7. Buying Commodity-Related Companies
  8. Trusting Management Way Too Much
  9. Buying Companies That Are Order-Book Based
  10. Not Venturing Out of Singapore
  11. Don’t Worry About the Stock Market Noise
  12. Selling Winners Too Early

I’m glad I made this mistake very early on in my investing journey, and it was with Raffles Medical Group Ltd (SGX: BSL).