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10 skills the best investors have

U.S. News & World Report - Money Logo By Lou Carlozo of U.S. News & World Report - Money | Slide 1 of 11: The most obvious of questions – "What is investing all about, anyway?" – rarely has one obvious answer, though there's much to be gleaned by pursuing wealth of another kind: wisdom. Solid investor skills predate computer models and breathless pundits and survive for a reason, namely that successful stock market mavens have put the principles to the test. It also highlights that going it alone is hardly advisable. Just as today's investing gurus had gurus of their own, or Main Street investors have smart <a href="http://money.usnews.com/financial-advisors">financial advisors</a>, novices hoping to become experts have plenty to learn in the company of others.

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The most obvious of questions – "What is investing all about, anyway?" – rarely has one obvious answer, though there's much to be gleaned by pursuing wealth of another kind: wisdom.

Solid investor skills predate computer models and breathless pundits and survive for a reason, namely that successful stock market mavens have put the principles to the test. It also highlights that going it alone is hardly advisable. Just as today's investing gurus had gurus of their own, or Main Street investors have smart financial advisers, novices hoping to become experts have plenty to learn in the company of others.

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