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There's this idea in dating that you shouldn't pursue beautiful people. Why? Well, thanks to their good looks, they haven't had to struggle their entire lives to be as outgoing, funny, and desirable as us mere mortals. And so, they will likely lack a certain je ne sais quoi...
While I am not sure the proposition is entirely true, there is something about being both boring and beautiful - particularly when it comes to investing.
Oftentimes, we are distracted by the next sparkly new trend, losing the patience and discipline needed to stick to our strategies and generate long-term returns.
When it comes down to it, investing isn't meant to be thrilling. It's not meant to get your heart racing. The likelihood of getting rich quick is zero to none. In fact, investing in "boring" stocks over the long term is how Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway became the US$702.6 billion giant it is today.
And just because I know you love a stock pick, they also name a boring stock they believe can withstand the cycle and come out stronger on the other side too.
Note: This episode was filmed on Wednesday, May 31 2023. You can read an edited transcript below: