Numerous studies have repeatedly shown that a majority of professional investment managers can’t consistently time or outperform the market. Those few that do over a year or two, tend to be unable to repeat that performance over the long term. Trying to time the market, or find winning fund managers, tends to be an incredibly frustrating and costly experience for investors that condemns them to underperformance.
In lieu of that approach, we believe your best bet is to keep it simple and focus on a few key factors that can help you enjoy a better investment experience. Taking an Evidence-Based approach, informed by academic research is one way. Another is to partner with a trusted financial advisor who can put in place a plan and a portfolio to help you reach your long-term goals.
Investors also can have a big impact on their own investment experience. Patrick Sweeney, long-time advisor and one of the founding principals of firms Symmetry Partners and Apella Capital, argues that to be truly successful, investors should adhere to some simple, long-established rules. He recently shared these rules, what he calls the “10 Commandments,” on the Unfiltered Finance podcast.
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