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Can you time your investments?

When you invest matters. That doesn't mean it's easy - or even possible - to get right
Can you time your investments?

When is the right time to buy shares? Clearly, if there was a simple answer to this question, then you wouldn’t be on this website and the world would look very different. As with the future, companies, markets and economies will always be unpredictable.

But, amid much speculation of a “v-shaped” recovery from the coronavirus crisis, and after a decade in which a strategy of ‘buying the dip’ usually worked, many investors will be wondering how they might time their entries and exits to and from the stock market. Do we have a brief window to get in at a market low, or should we await more clarity about the state of global economies before leaping in?

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