Good things come to those who wait.

While markets can always have a bad day or even year, history suggests investors are less likely to suffer losses over longer periods. A blend of stocks and bonds has not suffered a negative return over any five year rolling period in the past 69 years.


It’s always darkest just before dawn.

By missing some of the market’s best days, investors can lose out oncritical opportunities to grow their portfolio. Market timing can have devastating results. Six of the U.S. market’s 10 best days occurred within two weeks of its 10 worst days. Returns on $10,000 invested in the S&P 500: January 4, 1999-December 31, 2018 Fully invested $29,845, 5.6% return Missed 60 best days $2,144, -7.4% return

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