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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 7. Investing Strategy 1: The Bone Idle Strategy

Limiting risk when investing in shares or other risky asset classes

The simplest of my three strategies presented is what I call the Bone Idle Strategy, as it involves very little work on the part of the investor.

For this strategy, you only need to do something to your portfolio either once or twice a year, as you prefer. The rest of the time, you can sit back and pursue your work or other interests, and leave these investments to hopefully grow steadily over time.

Remember too that by reinvesting all the dividends and interest you receive from the share and bond ETFs, plus the cash ...

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