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I’m reminded of a estimate from the fantastic Wayne Gretzky, “You miss out on a hundred% of the photographs that you really do not choose.” And that is real for the marketplaces as well. The magic of compounding Greg talked about: You have to be in the sector to have the magic of compounding. Returns are very punchy in the sector. There are up times that are unpredictable, 2% in this article, 1½%, three% there, and then it stops. And you just can’t wait around and guess when that will take place. And at the outset I informed you that you just can’t also guess the place valuations are significant. You just can’t suppose that it won’t take place in the long run. And so what we say is you need to get invested. Get in the marketplaces. Get started participating.

Now you may perhaps be not comfortable doing it in a lump sum, so what we would recommend is to feather it in around time. Do what’s referred to as dollar-expense averaging. Consider 6 months and place that cash to perform for you around the study course of these 6 months. You really do not have to do it all at one particular time for the concern that tomorrow is the day the sector goes down. But really do not sit on it for also extensive for the reason that no one particular understood the sector was heading to choose off right after March, and Greg and I just can’t explain to you what’s heading to take place in 2021.

But what we can explain to you is that if you are not invested, you won’t get any positive return.

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