Keep Your Eye on the Horizon!

By: Richard Hitchock, CFP®

In the financial investing world, it is a well known observation that investors rarely match the performance of the market averages, year in and year out. What is little known is why. When it comes to seeing just how well an individual investor actually does—when looking at the effects of investor decisions to buy, sell and switch into and out of various investments over both short and long-term timeframes, it is startling to see that investor behavior is a culprit in below average performance as well as the actual returns of the market averages. Read more