- 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 underperformance.
- 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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- Research suggests that less than one percent of professional active manages are “skilled” at what they do.
- Given this, the odds of picking a solid active manager is not just slightly worse than a coin toss; in fact, the chances are closer to slim to none.
- Therefore, a passive investing strategy may be more sensible over the long run for most investors.
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- Over long periods, a passive investing approach in index funds is more likely to lead to an outcome that falls in line with a given benchmark.
- With an active investing approach, where mutual fund fees are higher, outcomes are far less certain.
- As such, the long-term opportunity cost of an active approach can be significant, and perhaps even disastrous.
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- Hobbies can provide lasting benefit by allowing individuals to refocus their efforts away from their careers towards alternative forms of enjoyment.
- Nevertheless, active investing as a hobby might not be the best use of one’s free time.
- Not only are the chances of adding value from this endeavour very slim, but also, the costs associated with investing unwisely can profoundly impact one’s long-term goals and aspirations.
- As an example, most investors often overlook opportunity cost when making investment decisions even though this particular expense can be significant.
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