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Buy and Hedge: The 5 Iron Rules for Investing Over the Long Term by Wayne Ferbert, Jay Pestrichelli

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29. Conclusion: Putting It All Together

“Show me the money!”

—Jerry Maguire (played by Tom Cruise) in Jerry Maguire (1996)

Finding Your Investor Tempo

The Buy and Hedge investment approach is built for the long haul. When you execute on the Five Iron Rules, your investment portfolio can achieve the goals you have planned for it. But do you know what is at least as satisfying as seeing your investment portfolio grow? It is the feeling you get from knowing you were the person who made that growth happen. But it doesn’t happen without some effort.

Being a do-it-yourself investor requires a real commitment. You need to build a real routine for regularly examining your portfolio’s risk and return. The Buy and Hedge approach requires regular portfolio ...

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