Love is like the stock market: fickle in the short term and gainful in the long term.
If love really is like the stock market, who better to ask about success in love than somebody who’s succeeded in the stock market? Enter David Gardner, a 1988 Morehead-Cain UNC alumnus and co-founder of The Motley Fool, an investment advisory company.
David, who spoke to a packed lecture hall at UNC last March, knows a thing or two about winning in the stock market: Since 2002, he has achieved an unbelievable 233 percent return on his stock investments (as compared with the market’s average return of 47.1 percent).
Imagine if you found a partner whom you loved 233 percent more today than 12 years ago?
If we apply Gardner’s wisdom on stock investing to love, you could find such a partner. I interviewed Gardner on how to succeed in love by applying proven stock investment tactics. First off, here’s how Gardner feels that love is like the stock market: “Once you’ve bought in, it’s all about holding from there. People who sell (love) a lot won’t get much satisfaction.”