Here's how to play the market without missing the bottom and climb back on top.
Keeping emotions in check not only makes you less impulsive but also helps you consider the market more objectively.
Some market participants lament that they missed the moment -- a supposed low of a generation -- but the reality is they haven't missed a thing.
At the end of the day, investors really have only three choices to make when managing an investment portfolio -- buy, hold, or sell.
Avoid entering the market elevator as it is going down because there's no telling right now how far it may fall; wait for the up elevator instead.
There's no way to sugarcoat this approach I'm using. It's purely technical. If you don't believe in technical setups or trading charts, then you can stop reading here.
Here are 5 steps to help put yourself back in control.
It's satisfying to predict the moment the indices reverse, but it is a quest that costs most investors far more than they'd gain if they used a different method.
Some investors can handle the downs that come with the ups while others become squeamish, so consider how a pullback could affect you.
You may be correct in market predictions -- at some point -- but following the indicators and other sign posts and investing accordingly is a better bet.