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The amount of available data on particular stocks can be overwhelming, and often results in information overload.   Market timing, chart movement, societal trends, political intrigue, wind direction, natural disasters - all, some, or none may play a role in whether a particular stock goes up or down at a particular time on a particular day. But none of this is predictable or reliable, and these phenomena are all very complex.   How the market works, what you can determine from a financial statement, when certain markets will go up or down, who can you trust to give you unbiased information - it is enough to make your head spin! In the beginning of my investing career, I often made impulsive investment decisions that turned out poorly, mostly based on…
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