Kicked in the Tails
Missing those big up-days can trigger feelings of regret, which may suggest a “set it and
forget it” strategy. The data actually support a different conclusion: Step aside during more volatile times.
Over the past 30 years, avoiding extreme performance swings produced higher returns with lower volatility.
Source: Bloomberg. Total number of trading days in the period shown: 7,753.
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
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