The Psychology of Retail Investors: Chart

One of the main factors that differentiates successful investors from average or unsuccessful investors is psychology. This is especially true with retail investors. Many retail investors are prone to timing the market. Instead of having a long-term view and being patient they try to  get in and get out of the market at perfect times. …

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S&P 500 Index Annual Returns From 1926 To 2020: Chart

Stocks generally tend to perform well over the long-term. However in the short-term stocks can be volatile and extreme crashes are also possible. Since it is impossible to predict when the equity market soar or decline it is wise to be patient and hold investments over many years. The US equity market has had many …

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Growth of Consumer Price Index (CPI) vs. Tuition Inflation: Chart

College tuition in the U.S. has increased consistently for many years now. I have written a few articles on this topic some of which can be found here and here and here. The following chart shows college tuition has more than double since 2001 relative to Consumer Price Index (CPI): Click to enlarge Source: Your Personal …

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Healthcare Spending per Capita by Country 2020: Chart

Healthcare spending varies across OECD countries. The average OECD country spends about 10% of its GDP on healthcare. However the US is an outlier and spends more than 17% of its GDP on healthcare. The following chart shows healthcare spending per capita in OECD countries in US dollars. This chart does not show the figures …

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