December 11, 2019
The perils of timing the market

With this current bull market in equities now more than 10 years old it is not surprising that some voices are suggesting that investors would be wise to take profits before prices turn downwards. We review the evidence for market timing and why a strategy for staying invested is generally the best.

Every investor will experience times when it is hugely tempting to sell out, particularly through periods when newspapers and market commentators drive a sense of panic. And with this current bull market in equities now more than ten years old, it’s not surprising that some voices are now suggesting markets have peaked, and that investors would be wise to take profits before prices turn downwards.  It is our belief however that mistakes often happen when emotions dictate an investors decisions, and that the best thing to do during these times is to just hold your nerve, and remain focussed on your long term goals. Put simply, just keep calm and stay invested!

Don’t Try to Time the Market

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