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MOTLEY FOOL: Outperform by a Negative 200,000% today!



October 06, 2008 – Comments (2)

Stock Advisor 18.83%-10.86%+29.69%Champion Funds 0.62%-15.11%+15.73%Hidden Gems-2.26%-16.54%+14.28%Income Investor 0.52%-5.73%+6.24%Rule Breakers-16.12%-20.29%+4.18%Inside Value-12.27%-16.30%+4.03%Global Gains-33.33%-25.70%-7.63%

Global Gains.... minus 33.33%
Inside Value  minus 12.27%
Rule Breakers minus 16.12%
Hidden Gems minus 2.26%

Champion Funds and Income Investors give you a whopping 1/2 percent.
Stock Advisor boasts a positive 18.83% still but that's with a massive 10.86% decline today.

"We at Motley Fool Recommend a Successful Buy and Hold strategy that apparently doesn't even work for us..."

2 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On October 06, 2008 at 3:00 PM, goldminingXpert (28.65) wrote:

this is a trader's market. Buy and hold is for bull markets.

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#2) On October 06, 2008 at 3:10 PM, Varchild2008 (84.14) wrote:

Yah.. I still believe in Buy and Hold but I also believe in "Pair Down" losses.  Bail out of a stock completely....wait for $5 - $10 point mega drops and buy back in....  Or find something else to buy.

Ultimately... Investors need to stay in the market but have to be nimble enough to pay attention to long term trends.  If there's any long term negativity like there is with commodities then there's no point to investing in a stock in that sector.

I am focused now on share prices getting hammered for apparently no reason like Activision/Blizzard which is actually trading higher than my $11.48 purchase price today.

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