Christy Gatien

Christy Gatien has most recently been quoted in an article called 5 mistakes to avoid when rebalancing a portfolio. Christy Gatien said, “When markets are going up, we tend to overestimate our tolerance for volatility, and when markets are going down, we tend to be overly fearful.”. Christy Gatien has been quoted a grand total of 3 times in 1 article.

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It's less about finding the most optimal time – there really isn't one – and more about finding a system that works for the individual investor so you can stick with it. Consistency matters more than the actual day or month.

When markets are going up, we tend to overestimate our tolerance for volatility, and when markets are going down, we tend to be overly fearful.

If you see your targets are off by more than 4 percent to 5 percent, you should think about a rebalance. The beauty of an asset-allocation approach is that it forces us to be disciplined investors as long as we stick with it. As we rebalance, we're trimming the areas that are doing well – selling high – and adding to the areas that are struggling – buying low. It can feel counterintuitive, but it works. Don't let the tax tail wag the dog.

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