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By Leslie Masonson

Shell-shocked traders have misplaced endurance with the conventional buy-and-hold method of making an investment. All approximately industry Timing fingers traders with basic, easy-to-use timing strategies that they could use to go into emerging markets, go out (or cross brief) falling markets, and make constant gains in either marketplace environments whereas conserving opposed to catastrophic losses. Compelling arguments exhibit the prevalence of uncomplicated timing over buy-and-hold, whereas step by step directions express how basic timing should be. particular funding autos are urged that healthy good into so much timing suggestions. traders who are looking to time the industry utilizing their very own recommendations are supplied with info on on hand software program and sites. and people traders who're searching for advisors to aid them are supplied with independent ranking companies to assist them opt for the consultant that's top for them.

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Unfortunately, this scenario is only half the story. The other half of the story should be told. And that is the very positive impact of missing the worst days or months in the market. MARKET-TIMING BASICS 36 This highly important information is rarely mentioned in the financial press. For as I have said, the whole discussion of missing the best days is contrived for the benefit of the buy-and-holder argument. , commissioned a study conducted by Professor H. D, at the University of Michigan School of Business Administration to research the effect of daily and monthly market swings on a portfolio’s performance, for two time periods: 1926–1993 and 1963–1993.

36% 65% 150% 87% 300% 59% ? 5% * in months Source: Morning Market Comments, by Don Hays, August 21, 2002. Reprinted with permission of Hays Advisory Group. 0% * in months Source: Morning Market Comments, by Don Hays, August 21, 2002. Reprinted with permission of Hays Advisory Group. The Stock Market ϭ Bull Markets ϩ Bear Markets 17 November 1907), with a drop of –46 percent. The most recent bear market, probably ending on October 9, 2002, produced a drop of –38 percent for the DJIA. But the S&P 500 Index fell –49 percent during this time frame and the Nasdaq Composite got clobbered, dropping –78 percent.

And to be 100 percent in cash or cash equivalents (or to be short the market) during bear markets. By watering down your portfolio with bonds, you are denying yourself the incremental profits from stocks. If bear markets are inevitable, then prepare for them, and sell your stocks and mutual funds before the bear takes hold. Consider using market timing to help you achieve that goal. That is what the heart of this book is all about—providing simple strategies to keep you on the right side of the market.

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