The 10 Rules for Successful Investing

[Editor's Note: This essay is adapted from "Fiscal Hangover," which will be published on Monday (Nov. 16).]

With all the financial woes in the global economy, the worst thing an investor can do is to "freeze up." With all the ups and downs in the market, it's all too easy for investors to allow their emotions to take control. That's when the smallest mistakes turn into the biggest mistakes.

There's one antidote for this problem ... remembering a few basic rules. Just embrace the 10 ideas that follow and you'll be in line to make some serious money in the months ahead.