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Has anyone have info on what would happen to performance if the the holding period was change from 1 year to 2 years on the Beating the Dow investing strategy??
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Has anyone have info on what would happen to performance if the the holding period was change from 1 year to 2 years on the Beating the Dow investing strategy??

I copied this from the FAQ's at the Fool Four (BTD) msg board. The author really answers your question in Note 2

Should I hold my portfolio for 12, 18, or 24 months?
Message #8745 - http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?id=1030001002367000&sort=id

Note 1: These considerations are independent of capital gains tax policies, although some of the investigations were first prompted by 1997's 18-month capital gains discount.

Note 2: Be sure to note how tiny is the benefit of longer holding periods over shorter ones. I now think this issue has been rather a tempest in a teapot.


It's best to post FF questions to the FF msg board here -
http://boards.fool.com/messages.asp?id=1030001000000000
and while you are there, read the FAQ's.


SBtS
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