Hi Mehboob Khan. I appreciate your comment and I don’t want what I’m about to say to come off as overly harsh because I want to encourage this type of discussion. But, nothing in your comment has any basis in reality.

There is no research to suggest you can beat the market if you “put the time in.”

Mutual fund managers dedicate their lives to understanding financial markets and have an army of analysts to help them and the majority of them Can NOT beat the market.

The idea that beating the market is a matter of effort is a myth and part of the reason I’m writing on Medium is to dispel these kinds of myths. Trading stocks is not only a waste of time its a waste of money.

I’d be happy to point you in the direction of research that reinforces this.

Again, my intention was not to be mean or harsh, I really do appreciate your comment.



Economic policy wonk by day. Personal finance writer by night. I write about investing, debt, and all things related to money. Editor of Making of a Millionaire

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