The Investment Scientist

Staying in Your Seat

Posted on: November 18, 2011

[Guest post by Tom Warburton] Who could forget the recent World’s Series?  Man, was that sixth game otherworldly or what!

The day after the sixth game a buddy wandered in – remorseful that he, while watching the Cards vs Rangers, had gotten up out of his seat to go out in his backyard with his dogs (to do who knows what) only to return to his seat and discover that he had missed the walk-off Home Run by Freese – arguably the climactic play of the season!

Fortunately, he did have his DVR and was able to replay the excitement he missed while ‘out of his seat’.

We view investing similarly = you need to stay in your seat and not vacillate back and forth in and out of the market…you might miss the excitement and there ain’t no DVR!

Sure, sometimes the excitement is stressful, but, who can dismiss the big picture trend?

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Michael Zhuang is principal of MZ Capital, a fee-only independent advisory firm based in Washington, DC. He is also a regular contributor to Morningstar Advisor and Physicians Practice. To explore a long-term wealth advisory relationship, schedule a discovery meeting (phone call) with him.

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