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I heard the headline of this on NPR yesterday and here is the one thing that does not make sense to me about this strategy.

Per the Stock Act, Congress Critters do not have to disclose their investment activity for 30 days after their sale or purchase.

That is probably way too late for it to be much good for an individual investor (or anyone else for that matter).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STOCK_Act/

Amends the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (EGA) to require specified individuals to file reports within 30 to 45 days after receiving notice of a purchase, sale, or exchange which exceeds $1,000 in stocks, bonds, commodities futures, and other forms of securities, subject to any waivers and exclusions.


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