Originally Posted by gowgow
Maybe the above mentioned strategy isn't for you (And when say you, I mean any reader, not just Lsbcal), but I'm genuinely curious about what other strategies people are using that they have found to work well. I'm here to learn.
I'm respectful of such a strategy (also of buy-hold). But note it depends a lot on the individual and their willingness to follow things day to day. As we know, many investors will start out with a strategy and then start to second guess it. Many whipsaws might cause one to try something else.
I've actually done a lot of spreadsheet studies on such mechanical strategies. I've examined them going back to the 1920's with actual and synthesized data. I personally use a much more gradual monthly technique which is easier for me to implement and backtests to 1 trade every 3 years (round trip every 6 years on average). It is not a moving average type but does include a momentum component. Just mentioning it as a way to say that there are a few mad investors out there that actually think along these lines but don't disclose details.
The Bogleheads site has tons of info on buy-hold strategies and those twiddles that are referred to as rebalancing. There was also a huge thread on moving average strategies and discussions. I think that was back in 2009.
There is an interesting book that might be in your library: Amazon.com: The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable eBook: James Owen Weatherall: Books