Just reduce your investment fees to rock bottom and buy directly to eliminate all sales loads. This strategy is both simple and entirely within your control. You do not have to be smarter than all those other smart investors out there.
You do not have to take on the Herculean and very time consuming task of trying to "beat the market." With this smart, low cost investment strategy, you only have to be a better bargain shopper, when you buy your investments. If you cut your costs, your investments could be worth 40% more after 30 years, using reasonable investment expense savings assumptions.