Here is the PowerPoint presentation file from the GettingStarted SIG 9 May. The topic was:
Buy and Hope – Can we do better?
We will continue looking at simple (and not-so-simple) timing strategies.
The prudent investor is conventionally advised to hold a diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds, periodically rebalancing to fixed asset allocations, and not to attempt to time the market. We are told to invest in “Stocks for the Long Run”, notwithstanding “In the long run, we are all dead.” The current financial crisis invites us to re-examine this conventional wisdom and look for alternative strategies that might be more effective in volatile bearish or sideways markets over the next several years. We look at research that suggests a simple timing strategy may improve returns and reduce risk.
See part one at http://tayara.com/hia/archives/139 (presented in April)
Part two http://houstoninvestors.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/2009-05-buyhope.pps (presented 9 May)
(Note: this is a temporary way of accessing the downloads. We are still working on a library to provide them in a more organized way.)