Timing Isn’t Everything

Over the course of a summer, it’s not unusual for the stock market to be a topic of conversation at barbeques or other social gatherings.  A neighbour or relative might ask about which investments are good at the moment. 

The lure of getting in at the right time or avoiding the next downturn may tempt even disciplined, long-term investors.  The reality of successfully timing markets, however, isn’t as straightforward as it sounds.  Attempting to buy individual stocks or make tactical asset allocation changes at exactly the “right” time presents investors with substantial challenges. First and foremost, markets are fiercely competitive and adept at processing information. 

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