Note: This article was provided courtesy of Iris.xyz.

By Eamon Porter

Every so often I meet a personal investor who will tell me that now is the right time or the wrong time to invest, depending on whether the markets are going up or down as well as depending on that individual’s past experience.

Despite having 30 years of investment experience I never get into an argument with them because I know something they don’t.

Namely, very, very experienced investment professionals rarely, if ever, out think the markets. Even the greats such as Warren Buffet and Anthony Bolton acknowledge that markets cannot be outguessed in the short term and their own success owes more to long term holdings rather than short term trading outlooks.

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