time in the market

Time In The Market, Not Market Timing

A lot of small investors spend a lot of time — far too much — worrying about their investments. They buy concentrated positions in a few shining stars and then hope. … Read more

Posted on May 21, 2015 by
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The Only Free Lunch In Investing

You’ve probably heard or read about all kinds of strategies that will make you rich investing. They go by many names, but they all follow the same basic idea: Zigging … Read more

Posted on May 14, 2015 by
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Sell In May? June Swoon? Never Fear…

One of the longstanding idiosyncrasies of stock market investing is patterns. Human beings are keen on finding them, often where they don’t exist. Scientists even have a word for it: … Read more

Posted on May 1, 2015 by
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Index Investing In Down Markets

If the stock market fell 10% in the next week, what would you do? What if it fell 20% in a day? What then? These seem like wild questions, but it’s … Read more

Posted on April 24, 2015 by
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As Stocks Fade, Should I Go To Cash?

As U.S. stocks skid lower, the big question hanging in the air for many investors seemed to be: Should I sell and go to cash? Of course, that question is … Read more

Posted on April 17, 2015 by
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Investing: Ride A Bull, Fend Off A Bear

By about this point, you are likely to begin running into columns online giving advice about what to do when the stock market enters yet another potential up year — … Read more

Posted on April 3, 2015 by
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Stocks Too High? Emotions Will Cost You

You might recently have seen headlines about the NASDAQ. The tech-centric stock market has broken through its previous all-time high, set back in the dot-com days. It soon fell right … Read more

Posted on March 6, 2015 by
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Portfolio Investing: Climate, Not Weather

It has been a very, very cold few months, particularly in New England. Boston is buried in snow. Niagara Falls has frozen over. Even the South is getting hit with … Read more

Posted on February 20, 2015 by
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Your Investing Secret Weapon Is Time

It seems like 99% of the financial pages on the Internet are devoted to a single idea — that you can beat the market just by owning the right stocks at the … Read more

Posted on January 27, 2015 by
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Hedge Fund Chief: ‘Sorry’ For Losing It All

It’s one of those rare moments of humility on Wall Street, a placed where “indicted but never convicted” is a badge of honor. A hedge fund chief who lost all … Read more

Posted on January 22, 2015 by