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10 Things You Can’t Learn From a Backtest

Posted On January 18, 2017 6:20 pm
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In today’s mega-powerful world of financial data and omni-present computing power, back tests have become an increasingly popular way for investors to try to optimize investing strategies using past market data. Unfortunately there are 10 important reasons why this is NOT a foolproof way to market riches.

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Dividend Sensei
Dividend Sensei

I’m an Army veteran and former energy dividend writer for The Motley Fool. I currently write for both Seeking Alpha, Simply Safe Dividends, Investorplace.com, and TheStreet.com.

My goal is to help all people learn how to harness the awesome power of dividend growth investing to achieve their financial dreams, and enrich their lives. With 20 years of investing experience, I’ve learned what works and more importantly, what doesn’t, when it comes to building long-term wealth and income streams. I’m currently on an epic quest to build a broadly diversified, high-quality, high-yield dividend growth portfolio that:

1. Pays a 4% to 5% yield
2. Offers 9% to 10% annual dividend growth
3. Pays dividends AT LEAST on a weekly, but preferably, daily basis

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