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Subject:  Re: Building Bond Portfolios Date:  11/24/2002  6:40 PM
Author:  imcharliehm Number:  5347 of 35576

IMO the Buy and Hold style is for the birds

Greyfox,

I'd argue with you over that sweeping generalization and qualify it this way: There are times to Buy and Hold (when the method can't be beat) and there are times when the method is the height of ignorance and foolishness. The trick is in determine which is when, for which tools as simple as a two-MAV crossover system backed up by RELSTR will be good enough for most investors' purposes.

But I'd underscore another point you make, namely the importance of TIME AND EFFORT in making one's decisions (aka, DD). That's the make-or-break that distinguish