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One more time, with feeling: why the best investment strategy always hurts
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Feeling sunny about your stock picks? That may mean it is time for risk assessment.

by Scott Kyle, Chief Investment Officer at Coastwise Capital Group

Think back to the spring of 2009, when the stock market was making headlines – and not in a good way. Market swings and dramatic swoons had even the heartiest among us sick from all the turbulence. Buying stocks was pretty much the last thing on investors’ minds; and for many, selling felt like the best investment strategy.

But when it comes to investing, your gut is really dumb. In fact, the only time you should listen to your intestinal tract with regard to stocks is on “opposite day.” Simply put, your stomach gets it wrong virtually every time. Whenever it “feels” like a bad time to invest, it is likely actually a good time to put money to work. For example, imagine if you could go back to March of 2009. At the time, most investors were racing for the exits. But in retrospect (and over 6000 points for the Dow later), it turned out to be a great time to buy stocks. That is the point: it will always feel bad when the timing is right.

Furthermore, you will never call the bottom — except by sheer luck. So be prepared:…………… continues on La Jolla Light

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