7 Steps to Timing a Buy and Hold Strategy that Works

Right now the managed fund industry is still in denial that “buy and hold” has failed and will always fail in the long run. Or should I say it will fail every 5-7 years as the funds run up stock prices to unsustainable levels. This is your opportunity to play a winning hand by “timing […]

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Financial Advisors don’t Understand Baby Boomers Need to Avoid Large Losses

I don’t think the message is getting through to financial planners any more than it is getting through to bay boomers. That message is Baby Boomers have to observer and respect Rule #1 – Avoid Large Losses in Retirement. Chasing high returns by having a high proportion of your money invested in equities (risk-based assets) […]

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Who are the Market Timers and who does the Buy and Hold?

In the world of buy and hold the only one doing it is probably you. Everyone else is timing the market and maybe using your money to do it. Brokers put out regular newsletters to buy, hold, accumulate and occasionally sell stocks. Isn’t that market timing? Mutual Fund managers feverishly trade stocks in their funds […]

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Buy and Hold Hypocrisy Essential for Fund Managers to Survive

We all know the mantra espoused by the wealth management industry about the need for us poor dumb investors to buy and hold because there is no way we can time the market. Yet these very people are doing just the opposite with your money, desperately trying to get returns in a falling market to […]

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Buy and Hold Non-Strategy vs. Stop Loss Strategy Hypothetical

I thought I might try and see how Buy and Hold Non-Strategy held up against a Stop Loss Strategy from the 2000 stock market crash to now. I know when I watched the market recover from the March lows I was tempted to put some money in the market. But I use stops and my […]

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Buy and Hold for Baby Boomers in Retirement maybe Gambling

If you are a retiree and use Buy and Hold strategies with your nest egg you may be gambling. If you are relying on this money to live on then you need to manage the risk. I’m talking about Baby Boomers who don’t have much surplus money and will need the bulk of their money […]

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Baby Boomers – What is a Good Stop Loss Percent to use?

I had an email the other day from Paul one of my subscribers. He asked, “What was a good Stop Lost Percentage to use? He went on to ask if I could provide more information that might help him. I thought I would answer his question using a post to my blog. However I need […]

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Baby Boomers – Buy and Hold vs. Buy and Hope vs. Buy and Fold

Buy and Hold is really Buy and Hope Baby Boomers you’ve got to know when to buy and hold ’em and know when to buy and fold ’em as Kenny Roger’s tells us in his famous song. Most financial advisers will tell you to buy and hold your investments for the long term, as the […]

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