Good question. I haven’t invested in a long time but any of the historic patterns I learned then seem to still hold true today, even with the new technologies and methods available. Why? We don’t change and it’s we that chose why we choose the tools we use.
At the time, I scoured through lots of writers about investing. I found something to learn from each but was always disappointed that none ‘clicked’, until I found Kenneth Rogoff on CBS Marketwatch.
I loved his writing style, what he said, his advice — it was all stuff I was already doing but he was smarter about it. It was bizarre but cool for me.
So I corresponded a little and after describing my way of thinking, he said that I’m a contrarian investor.
I looked up what that was, and he was right. That was over 15 yrs ago, my stocks did well (gone now but because I spent – and lasted 10 yrs longer than I thought they would).
Last yr, look him up. Found out he’s a somebody. It was cool.