The Problem With Buy and Hold

Funds that buy stocks and hold them forever, like Fundsmith or Lindsell Train, should focus more on valuation, according to Artemis's Simon Edelsten

David Brenchley 25 April, 2019 | 9:42AM
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Investors should re-assess the risk/reward of “buy-and-hold” funds run by the likes of Lindsell Train, Fundsmith and Baillie Gifford, according to Artemis’s Simon Edelsten as he looks to take his Silver-rated fund into even more defensive territory.

Edelsten runs his Artemis Global Select fund with a quality-growth bias but a valuation discipline that he says many of his peers, which are ever-more popular with retail investors, do not. And that is likely to see them run into problems as the economic cycle continues to roll on and, eventually, reverse. Valuation investing is at its simplest, the discipline of selling stocks when they become too expensive. 

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Alphabet Inc A2,924.35 USD0.00Rating Inc3,392.49 USD0.00Rating
Artemis Global Select I Acc1.76 GBP0.75Rating
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company56.49 USD0.00Rating
Daifuku Co Ltd10,530.00 JPY0.00Rating
Facebook Inc A312.22 USD0.00Rating
Fundsmith Equity T Acc6.42 GBP0.72Rating
Lindsell Train Global Equity B GBP Inc4.30 GBP0.34Rating
Merck & Co Inc81.54 USD0.00Rating
Mid Wynd International Inv Tr Ord802.00 GBP-0.25Rating
Roche Holding AG389.60 CHF0.00
Vodafone Group PLC111.48 GBP-0.48Rating

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