One study found that a user retained only 10-20 percent of written or spoken information after three days but almost sixty-five percent of visual information. Another study showed that an illustrated text was nine percent more effective than text alone when testing immediate comprehension and 83 percent more effective when the test was delayed1.
Visuals have also been found to improve learning by up to 400 percent. Also, they affect learners on a cognitive level and stimulate imagination - enabling users to process the information faster1. In fact, of the 11 million sensory receptors in our body, 10 million are dedicated to vision2. We are wired to learn through our eyes.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, here are ten that can help us become better investors.
There is always a reason to sell3.
If the smartest minds on Wall Street can’t do it, neither can you.
There’s always a bubble somewhere.
When it comes to investing, time favors the optimist.
The cost of timing markets has been devastating.
“The dangers in life are infinite, and among them is safety.” - Goethe
“There are three types of lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics” – Mark Twain
Since 1928, the S&P 500 has been in a drawdown over 71% of the time.
Average investors underperform because they can’t control emotions.
“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it ... he who doesn't ... pays it.” – Albert Einstein
2 Atomic Habits by James Clear
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