Here’s Why Time Invested Is More Important Than Timing the Market

Recent history has shown that it’s common for the stock market to be flat or down for much of the year. The profits tend to come from short, often dramatic upward spurts. That’s why it’s critical to remain invested because missing these periods can be costly. Hear Ric Edelman’s advice on how to avoid missing these profitable periods.

Investing strategies, such as asset allocation, diversification, or rebalancing, do not assure or guarantee better performance and cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses. There are no guarantees that a portfolio employing these or any other strategy will outperform a portfolio that does not engage in such strategies. Funds and ETFs are subject to risk, including loss of principal. All investments have inherent risks. There can be no assurance that the investment strategy proposed will obtain its goal. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

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.