Is Stock Market-Timing Better Than Buy-And-Hold Investing?

Financial planners, brokerage firms and mutual fund companies maintain that individuals should buy and hold their investments forever, till they retire. This “buy and hold” philosophy has been disastrous for millions of investors, who remained fully-invested through the vicious bear market that started in 2000, and have seen their portfolios decimated. Those who bought and held their investments since the late 90