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“It’s tough to sell winners and buy laggards, but it’s smart.”

That is the lesson from MarketWatch’s, “Force yourself to rebalance your portfolio.”

Good advice. But difficult for most investors to follow. 

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Next we will see cats lying with dogs.

In “ETF Expense Ratios Between Countries”, I looked at how the same fund can have widely different expense ratios depending on which exchange it was listed.

I read an interesting article that reinforces a key point I made. And adds a couple more worthy of note. 

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How do investors use exchange traded funds (ETFs)?

Many investors utilize ETFs as a cost-efficient means to create long-term, well-diversified portfolios. But some investors use them for other investment tactics.

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Is Buy and Hold Investing Dead?

On 03/12/2012, in Investment Strategies, by Jordan Wilson

Is the buy and hold investment strategy dead?

I have argued no in previous posts. There are many advantages for investors who utilize a buy and hold approach.

A short video from Vanguard nicely summarizes my position. 

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SmartMoney.com recently issued a short video entitled, “Why ‘Buy & Hold’ Strategy No Longer Works”.

I am a proponent of the “buy and hold, but rebalance” approach, but thought it useful to provide a differing view. Not one I agree with, but it is always good to show all sides of a topic and let readers reach their own conclusions.

The video and my commentary are below. 

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Should investors be buying gold?

A good question for today.

An equally good question is should you rely on expert advice?

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