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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 1. The Long Path To These Investing Systems

The journey that I have taken to arrive at these three investing systems has been relatively long and involved. I have worked in the financial markets, both in London and Paris, for 20 years, in a number of different roles. This came after I had gained a doctorate in Artificial Intelligence (a subject which, while fascinating to me at the time, had precious little to do with finance of any sort).

I wanted to pursue a career in financial research, but applied research rather than the academic research that I had been engaged in for over three years leading up to that point. So I applied to a large number of research departments, primarily at investment banks based in the venerable City of London. ...

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