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By Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

Providing the shuttle Diaries of Karl Pilkington: Adventurer. thinker. Knob head. Karl Pilkington isn’t partial to traveling. Given the alternative, he’ll pass on vacation to Devon or Wales or, at a push, consume English meals on a package deal vacation in Majorca. Which isn’t precisely Michael Palin, is it? So what occurred while he used to be confident by means of Ricky Gervais and Stephen service provider to move on an epic experience to determine the Seven Wonders of the realm? commute broadens the brain, correct? You’d imagine so...

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V. What Wall Street analysts say investors should almost always do, regardless of a stock’s price or market conditions. See also SELL. B U Y, B U Y- A N D - H O L D , v. and adj. To hang on for the long term in an asset like stocks—thus infuriating most market “experts,” who advise frequent trading in and out in response to actual or imaginary risks and opportunities. At its best, buy-and-hold investing is stupefyingly boring. At its worst, during BEAR MARKETs, it feels like a failure. ” They never offer persuasive evidence, however, that any alternative has worked better over the long term.

The boy replied that it had. ’” And investing is no different today. A market is said by TECHNICAL ANALYSTs to be “forming a bottom” when prices appear to be stabilizing after a period of falling. It is said to be “completing a bottom” when prices begin to rise. If prices then fall instead, technical analysts will simply declare that now the market is forming another bottom. New bottoms can be formed repeatedly—all the way down to zero, in fact. See also SUPPORT. adj. Attempting to learn everything there is to know about a company’s business; perhaps because such research is so difficult that only a few analysts and investors are intrepid enough to try it, the term is often garbled into bottoms-up.

When professional investors are right, no one will ask why; their clients will be too busy counting their profits to seek an explanation. But when money managers are wrong, their clients will immediately want to know why they made the mistake. Portfolio managers can either be wrong in a crowd, in which case no one will blame them for making the same mistake everybody else made, or “wrong and alone,” in which case they will look like idiots. The only way to outperform the market average is to do something different.

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