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The Problem with the Market Timing Strategy

Another big negative with the market timing strategy is the fact that it generally involves a large number of transactions, especially when compared to the buy and hold method. Buying and selling all those stocks requires commissions which can start to take a larger and larger chunk of profits - especially when the market doesn't react in the way you predicted. 

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