Timing a market bottom may be difficult, but history tells us that the penalty to being early requires investors to endure only a short period of patience before being made whole again. As the chart shows, investing 5% before the market bottom has, on average, added just 3 days to an investor’s recovery period. Investors with the ability to enter early may take advantage of deep discounts to begin positioning for the recovery.
Source: Bloomberg and GSAM.
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