The Misleading Campaign to Discredit Buy and Hold

Today’s Wall Street Journal continues the seemingly coordinated effort to invalidate buy-and-hold investment strategies with yet another article discussing “professional” advisers ditching buy-and-hold for market timing approaches. It seems not a day passes without some hack commenting that today’s markets have turned everyone into traders or that buy-and-hold no longer works. I even had a friend who casually follows the markets tell me that buy-and-hold was dead. And with Wall Street reporting strong Q1 earnings from their trading operations, is it any wonder why the media is pushing this narrative?

Buy-and-hold is far from dead but perhaps it has been misunderstood. As with many other investment topics, it is instructive to look to Warren Buffett’s example.

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