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Think you can beat the market? Chances are you can't.

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Trying to outguess the market? Good luck.

April 3, 2019

Low-cost online trading makes it easy – and tempting – to buy and sell sells stocks. That can lead to overdoing it, hoping to beat the market.

The financial experts at Consumer Reports caution: Trying to outguess the market is a strategy that is bound to "undermine the benefits of your low-fee portfolio."

By following your emotions, you'll be tempted to chase high-flying, high-cost investments at just the wrong time.

Study after study has shown that the buy-and-hold approach – while boring – tends to produce bigger account balances over the long term.

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