In his book The Intelligent Investor, Benjamin Graham asked readers to imagine they are in business with a person named Mr. Market. This person is constantly offering to buy or sell shares, and because they suffer from a mood disorder, the only consistent thing about these offers is their extreme prices.

That means sometimes the price is far too high, and sometimes it’s far too low. Investors should remain patient and stick to their plans no matter what, but it’s not easy. This page collects some of the best advice we’ve found on how to do it.

Every Day Can Not Be Good

Conditions are often out of our control and can change rapidly. Be prepared and stay broadly diversified. Don’t reach for returns.
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Why We Don’t Make Forecasts

How many times did the Wall Street consensus predict a market drop? "A spectacular zero."
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The Normal

Normal is the market going up and down in a manner that can be unnerving over short-term periods.
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Say It Ain’t So, Joe – Again

For many of us who have been in the industry for many years, the idea that so-called passive investing outperforms is hard to take.
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How Should You Invest Now?

We want to understand what's happening around us. But what else are we doing? Sticking to our plans.
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What Should Investors Do Now About…. ?

Stay calm and stick to the plan.
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