Should You Invest Like Carl Icahn and Other Activist Investors?

Many investors would like to be able to get a piece of the success that activist investors like Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman enjoy.

Over the past decade, activist-run funds have returned nearly 267% - more than double that of the Standard & Poor's 500 index.

In the following video, Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani explains how activist investors like Carl Icahn operate -- and whether investors should piggyback on their moves:

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A simple way to profit like big-time activist investors: Historically, retail investors have struggled to profit from the moves of big-time activist investors like Carl Icahn, because by the time they become public, the targeted stocks have already jumped higher. But there are ways for retail investors to piggyback on the successes of the activist investors. Here are two strategies anyone can use...