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Retirement Advisor: More Important Than 'Time In The Market' (Podcast)

by: SA For FAs
SA For FAs
Senior Editor, FA Content
Summary

As obvious as this sounds, investors must define their goals and work toward achieving them.

We have become conditioned to expecting the market to do the heavy lifting for us.

Look no further than Japan if you assume that “time in the market” is a salve for investors.

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Investors need to step up and do the hard work of saving their own capital for retirement.

This podcast (6:02) suggests that the calendar, that is to say the passage of time, is a less reliable guide to success than human effort and accomplishment.

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