How to lose money in the stock market, according to Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett has seen it all when it comes to investing in stocks and shares. And the billionaire Berkshire Hathaway CEO has some advice for investors who are wanting to lose money.  

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According to Buffett, there are a lot of things people can do to lower their investment returns. Some of the most important are below. 

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Try to get rich quickly, rather than slowly


Making money in the stock market is best done as quickly as possible. Waiting around for investments to go up is a waste of time – it’s much better to try and find something that’s going to go up in the next week or so.


When the share price falls – as all shares do sometimes – not having a clear idea of why it might recover or what it’s really worth makes it much easier to panic and sell. This is an easy way to lose money in stocks.

Buy things that are hard to understand