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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 10. Investing Strategy 3: Multi-Asset Trending Strategy

Using a trend-following method to improve investment returns and reduce risk

The last of the three Idle Investor strategies is the Multi-Asset Trending Strategy. It employs a trend-following investing strategy, using simple moving average-based signals once per month to determine whether to hold higher-risk, higher-return shares via a variety of share ETFs for the following month, or instead to hold a selection of government bond ETFs for the following month. The key investing principle employed here can be neatly encapsulated by the catchphrase: the trend is your friend.

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