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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 9. What Mechanical Investing System Works Best?

Sifting through academic studies to find the system that delivers best performance at lowish risk

So far, we have examined two mechanical investing strategies that have proven to work well over time, and which do not require much ongoing effort on the part of the investor – except, of course, to follow the prescribed investment course as instructed, and not to deviate from the strategy even when results may temporarily take a dip.

Before launching into a detailed description of my third Idle Investor strategy, let’s review what we are looking for in an ideal mechanical investment system:

  1. Can be operated at most once per month, not requiring a large investment of time from the investor ...

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