How to Market Time the Fiscal Cliff

David Loeper‘s recent article asks an interesting question that is on the minds of many people I have talked to recently.

Market timing has become fairly well known among academics, advisors and investors to be a risky strategy when dealing with serious money designated to fund future lifestyles. I’m not going to go into the plethora of pitfalls of market timing in this article, as there is an abundance of evidence freely available to argue against it.

Despite this, with the known uncertainty of the fiscal cliff looming imminently on our near-term horizon, what is the real cost of taking your money off the capital market table and waiting it out to see what happens?

Even though market timing is generally known to be a risky and costly endeavor, might it be different this time with the looming fiscal cliff?

Let’s finish the article here


About Christopher Hessenflow

Christopher Hessenflow is a financial planner in the Chicago area. He works with all sorts of people who are much more interesting than he is. He enjoys his career which lends him time to think and, sometimes, be creative. Chip was born bald.
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