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

Andrew Hallam

I’m a financial columnist for Canada’s national paper, The Globe and Mail, as well as for AssetBuilder, a financial service firm based in Texas. I’m also the author of Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School (2nd Ed. Wiley 2017) and The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing: From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expat (Wiley 2015). My mission is to educate, motivate and inspire people on basic retirement planning and best practices for investing, using evidence-based strategies. I'm happy to comment on your questions. However, please read the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and the Comments Policy.

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  2. Barry says:

    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)?


    • 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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