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Subject:  Investment Strategy Advice Date:  8/23/2011  9:18 AM
Author:  DW7688 Number:  14 of 45

As a budding novice to the world of investing, I've just begun reading several of the Foolish Tomes, including 1998's "You Have More Than You Think," which recommended the Foolish Four Approach to investing. I've since learned, however, that, because of subsequent changes in the Dow and corporate attitudes toward paying dividends, it's no longer au courant with the Fools at HQ. In my mind, the FFA rated an "A" for its simplicity and common-sense approach for the do-it-yourself investor.

So, is this strategy indeed dead in the water in light of today's market and corporate practices? Do the Fools at HQ now recommend another basic approach in its place, one that I might read about as I devour other Foolish Books? Does anyone still use the FFA with success (beating the S&P) today? Or, as I have read in a few other places: If it works for me, it works?

Any and all feedback appreciated!
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