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Lazy. . . Useless . . . Good for Nothing . . . That’s Not a Bad Investing Strategy

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Kim recently commented on an article of mine saying “I am too lazy to try to beat the market, so I really like your style of investing.”  I wish everyone who invests was as lazy as Kim and me.  Lazy investing necessarily means that one passively invests in indexes, does not try to time the market, does not chase returns, and does not invest emotionally.  Lazy means buy-and-hold. I certainly can’t claim these ideas as my own.  I’m merely parroting what the likes of the following great investment minds have said in one form or another: Bill Gross, Peter Lynch, Jack Bogle, Burton Malkiel, etc.  Earlier this year, even the most successful investor of our time Warren Buffett recommended a simple portfolio of low-cost passive index funds for his estate. Recent market movements, and actually the volatility going all the way back to the 2000’s, might lead some to disavow a buy-and-hold strategy.  Listen to them and you might be thinking that you can create alpha and generate better returns by pursuing anything other than a buy-and-hold strategy.  But the question you have to ask yourself is “Do you think you’re smart enough to time the market’s movements?” The answer ...

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