17th Nov 2009 by Gary
This is a hard question to answer, because for the average investor it's better to invest a portion of your income set aside for that purpose on a monthly basis in order to take advantage of the ups and downs of the market, and over a period of time average out how much a stock or stocks may cost you. It's not a good idea to think of when to invest in stocks, other than if the stock market is considered very high, and if you invest you could be at the beginning of a bubble bursting, causing you many years before you may recover. That's why putting a little in every month is the best way to do it. Market timers, even the professional day traders don't come close to getting the types of returns that those receive from investing in good companies on a consistent basis over a long period of time.
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