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The Cost Of Attempting To Time The Market

The Cost Of Attempting To Time The Market

March 31, 2020

Attempting to time markets involves a twofold decision: not only when to get out of the markets but also when to get back in. Missing only of the few better days can be enormously costly to a portfolio as the graph (Courtesy of Dimensional Fund Advisors) fully illustrates.

Why look to accomplish the virtually impossible when staying disciplined has a huge payoff for long-term, patient investors?

The lesson provided is one for investors to take heed of, particularly in the currently volatile environment.

Note: Dimensional Fund Advisors and Triad Advisors are not affilitated.