Investment markets go through periods of highs and lows and common logic would have you think that a strategy that looked to buy only in the lows and avoided putting money in when markets were high would see you profit more in the long run.
But today, I am going to put forward some data that shows even if you could time the market perfectly and only buy at the bottom of the lowest lows. That would still be a terrible idea.
This is an important lesson for any beginner because, after all, investing isn’t about the ups and downs you experience but how you deal with them.
0:00 – Intro
1:16 – 3 different timings
3:33 – Worst timing
4:16 – Best timing
4:42 – Investing consistently
5:16 – Having your money work for you
6:59 – Buy low, sell high
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