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Crash Course in Market Timing Shows Cost of Being Wrong at Tops

  • Final year historically makes up one fifth of bull market gain
  • Conflicting psychology more pronounced as volatility picks up
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Weighing Market Opportunities Amid Higher Volatility

It’s the eternal debate. Stocks are teetering. Volatility’s back. Do you ride it out, or take the money and run?

The question is obvious, the answer is not. Like now. Is it the end? Facebook and Amazon are in free fall, the yield curve is flat and the Federal Reserve is bent on raising rates. But profits are rising, the economy’s up and companies plan billions of dollars in buybacks.