Market timing is a guessing game
Author: Sound Choices
May 10, 2019
While market volatility causes uncertainty, its occurrence is actually a certainty. This series of articles provides insight to help put volatility into perspective.
When market volatility occurs, it may be tempting to pull your money out of the market. But that can have a significant impact on your investments.
It’s time in the markets – not market timing – that matters.
The chart below demonstrates that just missing the top 10 days over the 20-year period cut your investment value in half – from C$36,050 to C$19,635.
Watching markets go up and down can be trying. Staying focused on the long term rewards investors. If you’re concerned about market volatility, contact your financial advisor.
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