Learning The Wrong Lessons

Nov 09 00:11 2018 Print This Article

Every time there is an article about buy and hold investing, somebody inevitably is in the comment section with “now show Japan.” This is often used as the knee-jerk response to people like myself, who believe that buying and holding should be the default setting for most people with most of their money.

Japan experienced one of the most spectacular stock market bubbles of all time. From 1971 to 1989 the Nikk...

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The Irrelevant Investor

As Director of Research at Ritholtz Wealth Management, Michael Batnick, CFA reads research publications and stays on top the latest trends in the industry. Michael is a member of the investment committee and heads up the company’s internal research efforts. He spends most of his time developing and implementing risk management and portfolio strategies for the firm’s clients.

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