Buy and Hold Versus Active Management

When running the market gauntlet, there are two choices

Recently I came to the realization that from my clients’ point of view, there are at least two choices of buy and hold strategies. The first we call Buy and Hope investing—acquiring a portfolio of stocks, bonds or mutual funds and then passively holding on to them through all the vicissitudes of the market. The other is committing to an actively managed account run by a professional advisor. Both require a long-term commitment to work. Let’s see how they differ to help you determine: “Which type of Buy and Hold investor would you rather be?”

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