The greatest market timer and the worst market timer fare about the same as the dollar-cost averager.
There are factors that can narrow the trader’s disadvantage, but capital gains taxes are still the big issue.
Traders pay a tax of 30 percent or more on short-term capital gains. Passive indexers come out ahead.
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Look at the motivations of pundits, strategists and fund managers before making investment decisions.
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