The Buy-and-Hold Strategy Has Failed You Catastrophically

The Buy-and-Hold Strategy Has Failed You Catastrophically by Chad Shoop – Banyan Hill

The market is measured by the performance of the S&P 500. A rule of thumb is to expect an average return of 10% a year, but in the 21st century, that hasn’t worked out yet.

Over the past 17 years, the average annual return is just 4% — less than half our rule of thumb.

That means every $10,000 you invested 17 years ago would be worth just $16,800 today.

If we were averaging 10% a year, that $10,000 would have turned into $27,000 over the same time frame.

And this period includes the dot-com bubble in the early 2000s … the global financial crisis in 2008 … the Federal Reserve’s easy-money policies … global uncertainty … etc.

In short, it covers the gamut of market situations.

The truth is, the standard buy-and-hold strategy has failed you — catastrophically.

What’s worse is this fate could have been avoided. Let me explain…

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Hindsight is always 20/20, but the reality is that the buy-and-hold strategy is not working out in the 21st century thus far.

Instead of settling for the indexed returns, there’s a better strategy that could have avoided this fate. And when the average annual return of the index exceeds 10%, this method still outperforms.

I’m talking about a little-known but incredibly powerful document that one group has used as early as the mid-1960s to consistently outperform the market.

The document is an everyday item, a calendar, but it’s notated with important trends that helped guide Merrill Lynch to triple the market’s returns over a 10-year period … and it traded just seven sectors of the market.

Now, I wouldn’t tell you all this just to tease a concept that I haven’t perfected. The truth is, you’re in luck.

Because not long ago, I got my hands on the original calendar that Merrill Lynch based its research on.

And with it, I’ve created what I consider the easiest, most hands-off way for the conservative investor to achieve truly fantastic wealth. Take a look:

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Ted joined The Sovereign Society in 2013. As an expat who lived in South Africa for 25 years, Ted specializes in asset protection and international migration. He is the editor of The Bauman Letter and Plan B Club.