So you want to be a market timer?
Written on August 28, 2015
SAM OGRIZOVICH, CFP®

So you want to be a market timer?


Stock market (S&P 500) corrections (A decline of 10%-20%) are fairly common.  Since 1946, there have been 20 corrections, including this most recent.

The length of these declines has dramatically varied – the shortest was 18 days and the longest was 531 days (about a year and a half).

Similarly, the length of recoveries (upward movement to the previous high level) ranged from 32 to 527 days!
When to get in?    When to get out?    When to get back in?  I think you all get the point.

Source: Capital IQ, Standard and Poors


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