Investing: Wait For It...? Personal finance specialist, author and former trader Jill Schlesinger explains market timing--that is, trying to figure out when to buy and sell stock--and why it's a fool's errand.
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Investing: Wait For It...?

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Investing: Wait For It...?

Investing: Wait For It...?

Investing: Wait For It...?

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Personal finance specialist, author and former trader Jill Schlesinger explains market timing—that is, trying to figure out when to buy and sell stock—and why it's a fool's errand.

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Two traders confer seconds after the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on February 1, 2019 in New York City. - (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
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