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Our Recent Failure, A Proven Money Making Strategy, and More...
Jan 29, 2016

Leo Tolstoy once opined that all happy families are alike, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

I wonder if this is true for stocks. Are all winning stocks alike? Does each failed stock fail in its own way?

We don't know.

But we do try to know why any of our recommendations fail.

After all, the key to long-term investment success is to learn from mistakes and avoid foolishness. And whatever information we can uncover about our past failures will help us avoid making the same foolish mistake in the future.

One of the attendees at the Equitymaster Conference 2016 evidently understood this.

'Name a recent failed recommendation from your various services and the lessons learnt from it,' he asked during a Q&A session.

Pat was our reply: 'Tree House Education Ltd'.

Hidden Treasure subscribers need not be reminded that we closed this stock with a loss of nearly 30% from our recommended price.

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