walkitout (walkitout) wrote,

more from the morons on CNBC

Someone (name forgotten) is whinging on about how a big chunk of the DOW has not made money if you bought it 1997 and sold now. Sure. But don't say that's an argument against buy-and-hold. Most of the buy-and-hold stuff is based on 30 years -- for exactly this reason. There are a variety of shorter time periods in which you can buy at a peak and sell in a trough and breakeven or lose.

Besides, they're picking individual baskets of stocks, too, not even the whole DOW.

This is just idiocy.
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