Market Timing - It may not matter as much as you think

Apr 25, 2019 | Sandra Cramen


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“The best time to invest in the market is when you have the money.” – Sir John Templeton

“The best time to invest in the
market is when you have the money.”
– Sir John Templeton

 

Over the years we have had many conversations with investors about investment timing, in an attempt to
tackle the question of when is the optimal time to put new money to work in portfolios. Timing is one area of investing that challenges most investors.

Whether one uses a fundamental approach or looks at markets from a technical perspective, there is a degree of
apprehension that exists across these decisions—the fear that one could be investing new money into the markets at the absolute wrong time.
We have spent much time pondering how to best guide investors through the challenge of consistently adding new money to their portfolios, and we always come back to Sir John Templeton’s maxim at the beginning of this
article. We believe there is a great deal of wisdom in this approach because it does not profess to take a view on timing. To help illustrate this point, we have created a simple scenario which helps to explain that the fear of mistiming the markets is largely misplaced. To continue reading click here.