Monday, September 13, 1999
How to Time the Market
Market timing works and is probably one of the easiest and most successful ways there is to invest! Here is the scientific proof:
Everybody knows that hindsight is 20/20. Therefore, in order to keep things in perspective, one must close one eye making our hindsight just plain 20. It should be obvious at this point that the basic time unit for market timing is 20 years.
In order to be frugal, we must use the other 20; and that 20 should be applied to market cap. Only stock in companies with $20 billion in market cap should be used for our investments and our investment should obviously be 20 shares.
Now 20+20 makes 40, and that is when most people usually start to need glasses. We all know the Fed likes to move interest rates a quarter of a point, so multiplying 40 x 0.25 results in 10, which is the number of stocks we will invest in.
Let me restate all this more clearly. Buy 20 shares of 10 stocks that have a market cap of $20 billion or more. Hold these stocks for 20 years. You will find, in every case that you have timed the market perfectly and you will have great wealth.
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