I have often heard the investment saying “Sell in May and go away”. However being a committed long-term investor, it was an anathema for me to think about pulling funds out of the market for extended stretches of time. After all, doesn’t the market go up 2/3rds of the time? (Which is yet another common investment saying.)
On the other side of the coin, I remember all too well a number of horrific periods during the summer months where I was wondering what I was doing in the markets. At times it seemed the market was capable of only one behavior and that was to go down.
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