Great Pages: Fisher On Market Timing

Can a single page of a book change your investment life? We believe it can. Periodically, we highlight some of the Great Pages that have had a great impact on our investment philosophy. Today, we cheat just a bit, looking at two pages in Kenneth Fisher’s classic “Super Stocks”. Fisher shows how even if you could time every 100-point move of the market, you still wouldn’t make as much money as you would investing in fundamentally sound “super stocks”.

Taken from Super Stocks (The McGraw-Hill Companies, orig. 1984, republished 2008)


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Validea’s Kenneth Fisher-inspired portfolio is up 13.5% annualized since its mid-2003 inception vs. 6.5% for the S&P 500. Check out its holdings here.