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

Stock trading advice: Beware of the risks of market timing

You might call it fair-weather investing. Many investors prefer to buy stocks only when economic and financial conditions seem good, if not ideal. When there’s news of rising oil prices or interest rates, for instance, they are inclined to stay out of the market, or… Read More

What every investor must know about stock market timing

When stock prices are highly volatile and bad news (strikes and national bankruptcy risk in Europe, the threat of war in Korea, risk of Japanese-style deflation in North America) seems to be everywhere, it’s natural to wonder if you should sell all or part of… Read More

Avoid the temptation of stock market timing

Over the years, we’ve met a number of investors who favour investing in stocks only when economic and financial conditions seem good, if not ideal. If these investors hear talk of a drawn-out recession or rising interest rates, for example, they are inclined to stay… Read More