Why a Market Timing Strategy Leads to Poor investment Returns

Why a Market Timing Strategy Leads to Poor investment Returns

Forget relying on a market timing strategy to boost returns. Focus instead on these proven tips for successful investing.
Rising stock markets often spurs renewed interest in market timing—the practice of trying to predict future trends and turning points in stock prices. For most people, this… Read More

Does market timing work? Not consistently

Does market timing work? Not consistently

Many investors ask: Does market timing work? We believe that market timing is a poor strategy to follow.

The practice of market timing consists of coming up with and acting on a series of guesses (or estimates, or assessments of the probabilities). You would use these… Read More

What is market timing theory?

What is market timing theory?

Market timing theory attempts to interpret and detect buy and sell signals in trading patterns and history.

Political tensions in Washington following the 2016 U.S. elections have reignited interest in marketing timing theory. The practice of market timing consists of coming up with and acting on a.. Read More

How do stocks work in the market and in your portfolio?

How do stocks work in the market and in your portfolio?

How do stocks work? It’s time to learn how stocks work so you boost your portfolio returns
Have you ever wondered, “How do stocks work?”
Stocks are financial instruments that let you hold an ownership stake in a publicly traded company. A stock you own gives you… Read More

Are stocks or bonds better for your portfolio?

One of our most asked questions is if we prefer stocks or bonds for most portfolios—and the short answer is stocks.

When building a portfolio, the first thing you need to do is to decide how much of your money to put in equities (that… Read More

Closed-end funds can offer “stocks at a discount”

Closed-end mutual funds can offer “stocks at a discount,” but you won’t likely hear about them from your broker.

Given their pluses, it’s a wonder why brokers so rarely recommend closed-end funds. There’s a simple reason for this: while closed-end mutual funds can benefit individual… Read More