Market timer

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Market timer

A money manager who assumes he or she can forecast when the stock market will go up and down.

Market Timer

A money manager who seeks a profit for clients from his/her own ability to predict when the market will climb and fall. That is, a market timer buys securities when he/she believes that they are about to increase in price and sells when he/she believes their prices will fall. A market timer may use technical analysis to discern future price movements.
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Statistics show that most market timers actually underperform investors with a buy and hold strategy.
In other words, value fund investors are not true contrarians but market timers, succumbing to the behavioral pitfalls that snare investors in growth and other market styles.
In the interest of protecting shareholders with a long-term investment horizon, US Global continues to monitor for disruptive short-term market timers.
Bottom line: A University of Michigan study found that, over a 30-year period, market timers averaged an annual return of 3.
Founded in 1986 on the philosophy that strength, growth and the diversification of their client's hard-earned money is made possible through knowledge, diligence and years of experience, Banyan Rock & Talent specializes in areas including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, variable annuities, retirement strategies, market timers, life insurance, disability insurance and applied real estate.
SOME PEOPLE SAY THE MARKET TIMERS ruined it for everybody.
This and many other studies have shown that market timers do not beat the market.
Fund companies are becoming much more active in keeping market timers out, fairly valuing securities and improving compliance and disclosure," said Russel Kinnel, director of fund analysis for Morningstar Inc.
It is clear in each of the cases under investigation that board members had not been informed of the shady activities of either market timers or the fund managers' efforts to facilitate their questionable activities.
Get the price right so the market timers will have no reason to stick around," Chalmers said.
A third said that market timers had even "whipsawed" - raided - a fund aimed at encouraging children to save.
Wagner [18] also documents the success of 25 market timers during the period 1985-1990.