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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 8. Investing Strategy 2: The Summer Hibernation Strategy

“The genius of investing is recognizing the direction of a trend – not catching highs and lows.”

John Bogle

Making more aggressive use of seasonal effects in financial markets

The next of the Idle Investor strategies is what I call the Summer Hibernation Strategy, as it employs a more aggressive form of seasonal investing – buying and holding higher-risk, higher-return shares via a variety of share ETFs for seven months per year (winter and spring) with 100% of your investment capital, but then buying and holding a selection of government bond ETFs instead with 100% of your ...

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