The Hidden Risks of Market Timing

The S&P 500 lost 4.3 percent last year. But individual investors lost 9.4 percent, according to a new study. How did individual investors lose so much more than the market? It all comes down to bad timing and psychology. Listen to Ric Edelman reveal the true risks of market timing and share secrets to help avoid the failures of so many investors.

An index is a portfolio of specific securities (common examples are the S&P, DJIA, NASDAQ), the performance of which is often used as a benchmark in judging the relative performance of certain asset classes. Indexes are unmanaged portfolios and investors cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results.