You still don't get it.
Do you think that target-date funds "time the market" by adjusting asset allocation as the target date approaches?
Also, if my essential goal regarding "investing" is to, as soon as possible, have enough that I don't need to work a 9-5 job and having more freedom to do what I want to, rather than what I need to, yes, my investment strategy has been better, for me.
I know all about the relative performance of managed funds. I "manage my own funds", directly. There is a big difference between somebody doing it for a job, and somebody doing it for themselves--the money doesn't disappear, it has to go somewhere. The options of where to put it, and what it can do while there, are not the same between myself, and a fund manager, due to securities regulations. Hedge fund mangers have more leeway, of course, but it still isn't the same. Private equity is better.
And 40-80 hours per week? You're wrong, that is just the time that they get paid for. They, like me, spend every waking hour observing, listening, thinking, and deciding about these things. Many, if not most, have less experience than I do, and are just plain less effective at synthesis and action, and don't have the same range of options professionally as I have personally.
Good day for the DJIA, all sectors up, now 16,554 up 186.
SP500 up 22 to 1932
Still nothing much to see here.