Years ago, financial columnist Jason Zweig proposed what he called the Benjamin Graham Financial Network (BGFN). The network would be a counterpoint to the seething red graphics used on TV, the relentless focus on weekly fluctuations and the howling commentary so typical of financial television. It … [Read more...] about “News You Could Use”
stock market timing
The impact of missing just a few of the market’s best days can be profound, as shown by this animated look at a hypothetical investment in the stocks that make up the S&P 500 Index. The short one-minute Dimensional video below is based on the total return of the S&P 500 Index from January … [Read more...] about The Cost of Trying to Time the Market
Over the course of a summer, it’s not unusual for the stock market to be a topic of conversation at barbecues or other social gatherings. Occasionally, a neighbor or relative might ask about which investments are good to buy now. The lure of getting in at the right time or avoiding the next … [Read more...] about Timing Isn’t Everything
Stock prices in markets around the world fluctuated dramatically for the week ended August 27, 2015. On Monday, August 24, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1,089 points— a larger loss than the “Flash Crash” in May 2010—before rallying to close down 588. Prices fell further on Tuesday before … [Read more...] about Should Investors Sell After a “Correction”?
This is a guest post from Jim Parker a Vice President at our partner DFA. The post deals with the intriguing notion that one could have the ability of timing when you should invest in the stock market also known as tactical asset allocation - or as I call it market timing. Trying to … [Read more...] about Running to Stand Still
This guest post was written by Weston Wellington - a Vice President with our partner Dimensional Funds Advisors (DFA). He speaks to the perils of trying to time the stock market movements. The investment community lost one of its more colorful characters last month with the passing of Martin F. … [Read more...] about He Called the Crash: What Lessons Can We Learn