Philosophy of an Investment Odyssey

"The Odyssey" by Homer is an epic poem that tells the story of the Greek hero Odysseus and his long journey home after fighting the Trojan War.

The main lesson of "The Odyssey" is the importance of perseverance, wisdom, and self-control in the face of adversity.

Which… sounds a lot like investing, right?

And just like The Odyssey, investing's true value will be demonstrated over the long term: through many different economic and market cycles. We have no idea what the market will do in the short term, so we don't try to play that game. We're focused resolutely on the horizon… and the destination.

To make sure our members are fully equipped to get the most from The Motley Fool, it is important to understand the core tenets of our philosophy.

Read about our philosophy…