The Investor Dilemma is a cycle that explains why many investment decisions are driven by emotional and psychological biases which may be inconsistent with an investor’s long-term financial goals. On the one hand, investors want assets to grow to the point where enough wealth has been accumulated to meet personal financial goals. Yet, for most, this will only happen by investing money prudently.

Therefore, investors need to make decisions and select strategies to maximize investments year after year. Unfortunately, the actions investors frequently take are likely to be self-defeating. This counterproductive cycle interferes with an investor’s ability to develop and maintain a prudent investment strategy.


Investing is usually done in an effort to have money to accomplish life goals and realize dreams. Knowing we have money for the future can offer a sense of peace in the present. However, instead of bringing peace of mind, investment decisions are often complex and confusing, leading to overwhelming feelings such as distress, worry and anxiety. These concerns often plague the minds of investors!

If you feel you’re caught in The Investor Dilemma, consider taking one of our upcoming classes here: Events

Have you ever worried about:

  • Getting high enough returns on your investments?
  • Maintaining your standard of living at retirement?
  • Affording high-quality education for your children?
  • The next market crash?
  • The next market boom?
  • Missing out on the latest, greatest stock tip?
  • Making sense of the all the investment information available?
  • Someone else having a better portfolio than you?
  • Not having money to care for loved ones?
  • Getting bad investment advice and, worse yet, paying for it?
    Buying high and selling low?

If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you may be caught in The Investor Dilemma. We offer ESSENTIALS: Entry-level/Introductory classes to help you learn more.

Mathies Financial Partners Investor Coaches.