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Jan 17, 2017

J Mintzmyer is one of 25 Seeking Alpha Contributors participating in the 2017 DIY Investing Summit. In the summit, one of the questions I asked J was what his top advice would be for DIY investors. Below is an excerpt from the interview and a summary of his response.

J's top advice for DIY investors...

  • The more you invest, the more you realize you're fallible
  • Limit your allocations to speculative investments (no more than 20-30% of portfolio)
  • Don't let someone else dictate your style
  • Never invest money you think you'll need in 3-5 years
  • Try to limit your emotions as best as possible
  • Your investments should be based on fundamentals (ex: earnings? cash flow? etc) and should be a story you believe in
  • If the story changes, sell; don't try to hang around and get lucky
  • If price drops and fundamentals are intact, don't panic
  • Remember why you bought

This is just a small excerpt of what's covered in the interview.

The interview if full of detailed tips on J's core investment strategies, top advice for DIY investors, and specific ways he's positioning for 2017.

Enjoy the full interview with J and other top investors on Seeking Alpha. Registration for the summit is now open and free for a limited time.

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If you prefer to read content as opposed to watch and listen, detailed summary sheets have been created for every interview as an optional add-on. These are better than transcripts, they get to the point and capture all of the highlights.

Full list of summit contributors:

Chris DeMuth, Bret Jensen, Rida Morwa, Brad Thomas, Eric Parnell, Ian Bezek, Richard Lejeune, Richard Berger, Aurelien Windenberger, Doug Eberhardt, Dividend Sensei, Ralph Baker, Lawrence Fuller, Double Dividend Stocks, Mark Bern, Mark Hibben, Dividend House, Rida Morwa, J Mintzmyer, William Koldus, Damon Verial, Avi Gilburt, Shailesh Kumar, Chuck Carnevale, Adam Aloisi, and Colorado Wealth Management

Join J at the DIY Investor Summit (free for a limited time) where he shares detailed tips on his core investment strategies, top advice for DIY investors, and specific ways he's positioning for 2017.

Companies mentioned in J's interview: Golar LNG Partners (GMLP), Teekay Corporation (TK), S&P 500 (SPY)

Disclosure: This article is for information purposes only. There are risks involved with investing including loss of principal. Brian and Investor in the Family make no explicit or implicit guarantee with respect to performance or the outcome of any investment or projections made. There is no guarantee that the goals of the strategies discussed by Brian and Investor in the Family will be met.

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