Trade Or Invest?

I do both for a living, but you can beat me, and the market, through long-term stock investing

Imagine that you run a mutual fund where the only investors are 98 rich people (minimum net worth: $5 million). You get paid a percentage of the gains and make nothing if the fund loses money. The risks are large, but if you're good, so are the rewards. You've just imagined my job. I'm a hedge-fund manager, a term that conjures up swashbuckling billionaires like George Soros, whose trades can drive down entire foreign economies. I'm a much smaller fish: my partner and I manage about $360 million, investing almost all of it in U.S. stocks. But like the big boys,...

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