What Can The World Cup Teach You About Investing?


Two things have been on our mind lately: the World Cup and, because we’re LearnVest, personal finance. The Wall Street Journal’s Brett Arends has found a creative way to combine both of our thought streams with his seven lessons taken from the World Cup.

Arends interprets goal-blocking failures and underdog teams to represent tried-and-true wisdom when it comes to navigating the stock market. For instance, an effective investor doesn’t get blinded by hope (North Korea!) and has the most success when being patient (England!).

We love both the metaphor and the excuse to broadcast matches on the office TV.

WSJ.com : 7 Lessons The World Cup Offers On The Stock Market


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