No. of Recommendations: 0
And they do not beat the indices.

It is possible to do quite well (OK, I did this some years ago, and I assume it is still possible) by trading mutual funds. I used a simple relative strength model. However, the fund managers hate this because they want you always to be in their fund. So they make it difficult for you if you do this. I always held for 30-40 days unless there was a general market sell signal. But they were still not happy.

When the market is doing well, it is hard to beat the small caps and the Nasdaq. So IWM and QQQ are good bets. And they are traded like stocks, so no fund manager is going to be upset.

Of course, you can do better trading stocks if you know what you are doing.
Print the post  

Announcements

The Retirement Investing Board
This is the board for all discussions related to Investing for and during retirement. To keep the board relevant and Foolish to everyone, please avoid making any posts pertaining to political partisanship. Fool on and Retire on!
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.