The Risks of Market Timing
First, remember why you invest. If you’re like most investors, you began your investment program with the intent of achieving any number of goals. Your long-term strategy did not include trying to jump in and out of the market based on its short-term performance.
Second, understand the risk of market timing. Choosing when to invest, or “time” the market, is difficult. Investors who attempt to time the market may run the risk of missing periods of exceptional returns. Market timing can seriously diminish long-term performance.
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