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Market timing is about picking specific moments in time to get in or out of an investment. It is based on the notion that you can predict the future. You can no more predict the future than you can explain how Phineas & Ferb can construct the things they on a child's allowance. There's just no value in it for a long term buy-and-hold investor, and that is what you should consider your 401k to be.

Who has been investing for some 30 years, if you want to consider his approach to be theoretical, and thinks whether you try to time the market once or many times, it's still not a Foolish approach to investing...

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