Buy and Hold Works, But Do You Want It?

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Greetings Mr. Covel,

Meb Faber recently stated on your podcast that buy and hold, value investing, and trend following are techniques of investing that “work.” I was surprised that you did not challenge his assertion. Do you agree with him? If Faber is correct, maybe the reason why is because an investor must select the technique of investing that is best suited to him/her as oppose to selecting the “best” method of investing. Comments?


Buy and hold works. The question: Do you want that “works”?

That is a personal choice.

Isn’t? I don’t want buy and hold. And of course other strategies work. I have had the likes of Toby Crabel and Larry Williams on my show.

Everyone needs to dig deep and pick what they want in life.

Larry Williams
Larry Williams

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