Why do people try to time the market? One reason is that they want to avoid losses during a recession. But the reality is that it’s very difficult to time the market effectively. In this episode, Melissa Fradenburg, CDFA®️, AIF® discusses whether it’s a wise investment strategy to time the market during a recession. We’ll look at some historical data to explore why pulling your money out of the market during a recession may not be the best move, and why trying to time the market can actually hurt your investment returns.
Timing the Market During a Recession – Resources:
- Learn more about Pearl Planning or connect with Melissa Fradenburg.
- Read blog 5 Questions to Ask When Stocks Are Down.
- Listen to Episode 163: Mortgage Rates and the Unlikelihood of a 2008 Repeat with Nathan Steiner
- Listen to Episode 117: Interest Rates, Inflation, And The Federal Reserve.
- Listen to Episode 110: Asset Allocation and Diversification with Melissa Fradenburg
- Listen to Episode 102: All About Emergency Reserves with Melissa Joy, CFP®, CDFA®
- Read about Beyond Investment Illusions.
- Sign up for our Spring 2023 Economic Update and Investment Outlook.
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Melissa Joy, CFP®, CDFA® is President and Wealth Advisor at Pearl Planning. Reach out for a call today at 734.274.6744.