Should investors be focused on timing the market? Historically, many successful investors have been quoted as saying that they do not try to time their investments and this has led to the common belief that it is time in the markets that is crucial to success. While we agree that trying to time any financial market is a futile exercise, and time in the market is important for any long term wealth creation, we would suggest that time in the market alone does not guarantee satisfactory returns. A focus on “not timing the market” should be distinguished from waiting for attractive investment opportunities given it downplays the significance of the investment process and risk management. From our perspective, the concept of “time in the market” is almost as foreign as “timing the market” if no consideration is given to the quality of the companies invested in or to the price paid for each investment. Click here to read more. (VIEW LINK)
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