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Bad Timing Costs Investors 2.5% a Year

Data shows that an investor is better served by sticking to a strategic asset allocation plan and filtering out the noise of the market.

Tim Strauts: Today we're going to look at a chart that shows that investors are failing to capture the full return available because of poor market-timing decisions.

In this chart, we show the 10-year average total return for the major asset classes, and then next to it, we show the 10-year average Investor Return.