Retail investors try to time the markets but tend to enter near the end of a bull-run when everyone is bullish/confident and most often after the initial quick profits, the portfolios suffer massive losses. The long-term journey ends within the short-term. Timing the market smartly can help them emerge in the green.
Equities are a risky asset class and when one invests in the markets one should come in with a long-term horizon. This horizon can range from three years to 10 years or ideally forever.This is a quite common, but prudent advice given by experts. In this theory, the time of entry is irrelevant and is probably true once you stretch the horizon to a few decades.For most investors, such a time horizon is beyond their patience to keep holding when
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