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The Idle Investor: How to Invest 5 Minutes a Week and Beat the Professionals by Edmund Shing

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Chapter 5. Beat The Share Market Without Breaking Sweat

Using proven market anomalies to your investment advantage

Does the title of this chapter sound too good to be true?

Well, I have trawled through mounds of academic literature on the subject of factors that, when systematically used in an investment strategy, beat the overall stock market consistently over the long-term. This has enabled me to highlight five factors that can allow investors, applying these factors consistently to their investments, to beat the overall share market.

Five market-beating phenomena

The five market-beating phenomena that we are going to exploit later on in the three Idle Investor strategies are:

  1. Momentum: shares that have already outperformed the overall share ...

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