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|Subject: Re: Bear catchers||Date: 3/1/2013 5:33 PM|
|Author: Rayvt||Number: 241954 of 265226|
My own conclusion:
History's verdict is clear. Though you might or might not do better than
average buying at a fresh index high, buying at fresh lows is much better and more reliable.
Y'know I should stop reading stuff like this.
First off, as you say, you need to recheck their figures yourself -- quite often you get a different answer than they did (or that they _said_ they did).
Second off, I don't care about stuff like this. I don't invest that way. I invest mostly with individual stocks traded according to a monthly screen and ETFs traded according to a monthly screen.
I don't invest the way that 99% of magazine & web articles/columns discuss. Near highs, near lows -- I don't care -- I never even look at that. When I do look at prices, I generally look at where the current price is vs. the price 6 months ago.
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