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Grow Your Investments with the Best Mutual Funds and ETFs: Making Long-Term Investment Decisions with the Best Funds Today by Stephen McKee

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Avoiding Losses and Capturing Gains

IN THE LAST CHAPTER WE LOOKED AT THE C-LECTING METHOD WE use to pick individual mutual funds and ETFs in fund styles, fund families, and 401(k) plans. In this chapter we look at timing strategies. The reason I use C as a timing or an allocating strategy is simple: we know we don’t like to lose hard-earned money.

Incidentally, my not wanting to lose money has been true throughout my career. Even when I first began and had only a couple hundred bucks to rub together, I still did not like to lose. We know we don’t know the future, but we are aware of history, be it measured in single years, in decades, or in centuries. ...

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