Where do big gains come from?

The Harvard Business Review reported that it’s the small wins that improve quality of life: http://hbr.org/2011/05/the-power-of-small-wins/ar/1

Truly successful investors know that remarkable long-term performance is simply the sum of its parts. When evaluating the profitability of the greatest investors of all time (http://www.businessinsider.com/ranked-the-greatest-investors-of-all-time-2014-7) one key trait connects them all: they’ve succeeded by identifying their edge and repeatedly generating small wins. None of them are on this list because of one, two, or even a handful of big wins.

Consider how these results align with the vision for your portfolio. Superior results are about consistency, not size.


Ben Kizemchuk is a Portfolio Manager & Investment Advisor with Altus Securities Inc. in Toronto. He offers financial planning and investment management for high net worth Canadian investors. Ben focuses on high quality investments, the Growth and Income Portfolios, low risk investing, and reducing tax.