A mountaineering club coach asked his students what was needed to climb a mountain. The responses focused on equipment and skills. The coach asked "Isn't the mountain the most important thing to focus on?"
When you know which mountain you want to climb, then you can decide on the right equipment and skills.
Likewise, in investment, the goal (or mountain) should be decided first. Investors should be wary of getting lost in the noise of data, market, trends.
When you decide on your mountain first, then it is easy to determine factors like time horizon, amount of investment, return needed, asset allocation.
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