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If you want to make money in the market, you need to study how to trade. Things like just investing a lump sum all at once, or DCA, etc., are just things people do when they do not have the intelligence or energy to trade intelligently. You need to know when to buy and when to sell.

So read some books. Alexander Elder's "Trading for a Living" is a good start, and you can also read O'Neil's stuff on CANSLIM. Just do a search on Amazon. In addition, there is the Mechanical Investing Board here. Those people have been reasonably successful. Get good charting software, and learn how to read charts. Achelis has a good book called "Technical Analysis from A to Z".

Just a simple algorithm such as trading IWM off the (8,55) EMA crossover gives you an almost 10% average annual return over the last 10 years, about 50% more than the buy and hold return, even though there are some trades that give you a small loss.

You can get a good list of stocks to consider by checking out the "overlaps", that appear regularly, thanks to nyua.

The bottom line is that you can educate yourself and develop your own way of making money in the market.
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