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Old 27.03.2020, 13:05
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Re: Markets down - Invest now or wait further?

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Being a passive investor you risk to get decimated by the active investors and the funds. The most successful investors I meet are long term investors (they started years back) and they either follow the markets or they have an advisor to do that on their behalf. They also got a big boost after 2008 with the QE.
Fully agree on being a long-term investor. But why can't you be a passive long-term investor? You simply buy-and-hold low cost ETFs. And how exactly do you risk getting decimated by the 'active investors' or the 'funds'? The article I linked (this one) precisely proves that, in the long run, passive investors (e.g. market trackers) beat active investors (e.g. timing-the-market approach).
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