Hi Vlae, that is an interesting way to look at it, as a hobby. He problem with many Stock pickers is that they use money that should fund their retirement on a risky hobby.

Glad it’s worked out for you. Your example highlights an important truth. You can have a good outcome from a bad decision. Investing in individual shocks introduces unpriced risk and is not a good decision. You can still have a good outcome (as you did). A good outcome does not imply a good decision.

Thanks for sharing!

Ben

Economic policy wonk by day. Personal finance writer by night. I write about investing, debt, and all things related to money. Editor of Making of a Millionaire

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