InvestorQ : Is it possible to time the market at all times?
Akansha Shivdasani made post

Is it possible to time the market at all times?

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Dawn Cherian answered.
2 years ago


So you always thought that trading is all about buying low and selling high. That is what any novice on the street will tell you. The standard wisdom that any average man on the street will give you about trading is that it is all about “buying low and selling high”. Frankly, if trading was that simple then there will be a lot more successful traders in the world. Buy low and sell high is all about timing the market and perfect timing is almost impossible in the real trading world. When traders get obsessed with timing the market, the lose out on the low hanging fruits in the market. Focus on the momentum and protect your capital. Practically it is hard to time the market or at least to time the market consistently. You need to get a majority trades right but more importantly, you need to manage your risks very well. That is what ultimately makes the big difference.