What could go wrong with trying to time the market?
Market Timing 101 (Part 1)
- The opportunity cost associated with the poor timing of initial investment allocations can be significant.
- After missing out on a period of good performance some investors may be further compelled to employ additional timing measures that can further exacerbate under-performance.
- Market timing, the tactical timing of when to be invested and when not to, although sensible at a high level, is far easier said than done.
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