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This couldn’t be further from the truth! Okay we can agree most people who claim to be experts really don’t know what the hell they are doing… But the notion that you can beat the market without any help, information or guidance is ridiculous. While it is clearly possible to beat the market, it is not easy! You might get a lucky year or two, but long term consistent alpha requires a form of information advantage or hugely uncommon skill.

Markets are reasonably good at gathering information, and will often arrive at a better idea of a proper price than any one single individual. Unless of course this individual possesses relevant information NOT available to the masses, since this reverses the entire situation.

I’m gonna go out on a limb and say if you’re reading this article you don’t have an information advantage over the hedgefund managers or other investors, and should not be investing blindly!

Personally I use to beat the market. With great returns e.g. +174% last year. No way I would have seen the same results without that informational advantage and help from real experts.