Short answer: NO

The academic research on this question is pretty clear, you can’t beat the market in the long run.

If someone beats the market in the short run, odds are it was due to luck and not skill.

I’d challenge any stock picker to come up with 100 names who have beat the market over a statistically significant amount of time (40+ years)

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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