Take a look at this one pager from Dimensional Fund Advisors. They look at a hypothetical investment in stocks (Russell 3000 Index, a wide US stock market benchmark), they show, staying out of the market for a short time can have a significant influence. Staying involved and focused on the long term ensures that you’ll be able to take advantage of the market’s opportunities.
Because there’s no proven way to time the market—whether it’s focusing on the best days or standing on the sidelines to avoid the worst—the research supports sticking put through good and bad times.
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