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CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

Timing the market doesn't have to be a roller-coaster ride

Tune out the noise of the daily market gyrations and rebalance your portfolio

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Market declines like that in the final quarter of 2018 are an opportune time to harvest tax losses, especially those of the short-term variety, and thus ease your tax burden. Principles of good investing include having an asset allocation policy that doesn't keep you up at night.

WOULD you rather be stuck in rush-hour traffic or rebalance your portfolio? It's an odd question, no doubt. But odder still is the fact that 31 per cent of investors would prefer to sit in gridlock than rebalance their portfolios.

Why is this response so disappointing? Because systematic

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