What is the value of remaining invested?
Filed in: Investment
03. March 2018
Intrinsic carried out a useful statistical comparison that delivered clear results. The comparison took data from investors using Intrinsic’s most popular diversified fund over a period that included significant market fluctuations and negative media coverage. It shows the returns for investors who stayed invested throughout compared to the returns for investors who felt they should sell and missed out on the best month, five best months and ten best months.
The results, showing the collective value of investments
This bar chart clearly illustrates that the risk of losing profits if you try to second-guess the market by buying and selling rather than remaining invested.
Time in the market, not timing the market
The rationale here is that if you try to time the market and get it wrong you would be signicantly worse off than if you stayed invested for the duration.
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