Oct 27 2012


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Blood Doping And Value Averaging

In this Globe and Mail article, I likened Blood Doping (a strategy Lance Armstrong used during the Tour de France) to a contrarian investment strategy called Value Averaging.

If you have an iron will to succeed – and a strong stomach – value averaging might be just the strategy you’re looking for.  

Best of all, it’s legal!

Read the Globe & Mail Article

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andrew hallam

I'm a freelance finance writer, lucky enough to have been nominated as a finalist for two Canadian National Publishing Awards. I'm also the author of Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School, a book explaining how I became a millionaire on a teacher's salary, while still in my 30s. Working to empower people financially, I'm available to motivate and inspire people on basic retirement planning and index investing. I'm happy to comment on your questions, first, please read the Terms of Use.

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  1. avatar

    Hi Andrew

    With the Globe & Mail Strategy series (Value, Growth, Dividend & Index Investing) when are they looking to review portfolio's?

    3 monthly

    6 monthly

    Or just at the end of the series (12 months)?


    1. avatar
      Andrew Hallam

      Hi Barry,

      Ideally, they should review them after 15 years. I'm competitive, and the longer the contest runs, the higher my odds of winning will be.

      I don't know when they will mention returns. But 1 year returns (even 5-10 year returns) are quite irrelevant, so it becomes nothing more than a distraction, unfortunately.

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