Motley Fool: The Best Investing Strategy

A novice investor recently asked me what I thought was the best share investing strategy to follow. I hesitated for a bit and then admitted that there is no right or wrong strategy — just one that suits you.

To prove my point, I told him about some shares I had bought in my earlier investing days. They were an eclectic mix of value, growth, recovery, and a bit of high yield thrown in for good measure, too. These included fast growing cable company Global Crossing, which has since gone bust, US media giant Viacom (NYSE: VIA), Trafalgar House, Costain and British Airways (LSE: BAY), which was one of the highest yielding UK shares at the time. Other shares that made it into my portfolio were SmithKline Beecham, Marconi and Sycamore Networks (Nasdaq: SCMR)….

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