The following is an excerpt from Lindsey Bell | November 7, 2011 | thestreet.com
NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Just as some European countries combine capitalism and socialism — called the third way — investors would do well to find a new strategy that combines long-term and short-term trading strategies.
This year has been marked by big stock-market moves — in both directions, sometimes on a daily basis. Last week alone, the Dow Jones Industrial Average moved almost 200 points each day in both directions. Watching the ups and downs has been an emotional roller-coaster ride for investors. Unfortunately, the craziness isn’t going to end any time soon, with the European credit crisis far from being over, a sputtering U.S. economy, and emerging markets that are slowing.
It’s a challenging time to invest when company fundamentals are ignored. If the standard buy-and-hold strategy isn’t working, and the shorter-term risk-on/risk-off far too risky, what type of strategy would?
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