Given my futile timing experiments in the past, I had understood that getting out of the markets to sidestep a fall and re-entering back just before the recovery, was far more difficult than it looks.
Obviously I had started communicating it to my clients. But somehow since most of them hadn’t experienced it firsthand, they weren’t convinced 100%.
I don’t blame them.
Given the way the media and a lot of experts communicate, there is always a feeling that someone out there knows on how the event will unfold.
No one can time the market is a reality which all of us will eventually learn. Mostly the hard way.
So the question for me was, how do I help you out without you needing to go through the trouble of few bad experiences.
To be honest, while I understood the ‘difficulty of timing’ intuitively, I didn’t know the exact reason why it was difficult?
That is when I decided to look at all the past market declines more than 20%.
When I looked at all of them, I had my ‘Eureka’ moment.
A pattern started emerging which was exactly the same across each and every fall.
Despite each and every fall having a different reason, different magnitude and time frame, the behavior of equity markets was exactly the same across all of them.
Curious to find out the pattern?
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