50 Unfortunate Truths of Investing
Investment success is a paradox. It's difficult, yet it's easy. It's complex, and it's simple. It's different now, but it's the same as it's always been.
If these unfortunate truths are contrary to everything you've ever believed, there's still hope for you. A combination of education and discipline are the antidote for the conventional wisdom of investing that is so deeply ingrained in our culture. I recommend starting with some background on index investing (www.indexinvestor.com).
As Mark Twain said, "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."