Note: This article is part of Morningstar's 2019 Portfolio Tuneup week. A version of this article appeared on Dec. 12, 2017.
Just as putting and chipping look deceptively simple to beginning golfers, so can the process of investing for shorter time horizons trip up investors. It looks so easy, but it can be difficult to get right.
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