Timing or Ticker: Which is More Important in the Stock Market?

Some argue that right timing is crucial.

During a bull market, any stock you buy seems to turn profitable. However, in a bear market, even excellent stocks may suffer significant setbacks. For instance, in 2022, Microsoft dropped by 28%.

Others believe the choice of stocks is paramount:

Wrong timing + Right ticker = You may be stuck for a while, but eventually profitable.

Right timing + Wrong ticker = Profits are short-lived; failure is inevitable if not sold in time.

Of course, even with correct timing and ticker, making money isn't guaranteed.

An investor bought Apple before the tech stock surge but ended up not profiting after repeated trades.

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# Timing or Ticker: Which is More Important in the Stock Market?

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  • 1PC
    ·02-12
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    Time is one of the Four elements of TA, hence, I believe in the Right Timing do the Right Thing.  I spotted Tesla at$108++ around 6th Jan 2023 But had to miss this round as no funds to Buy in [Facepalm] [Facepalm]  Bang my Head against the wall 🧱 after it flew to almost 300 [Spurting] [Spurting]. Has to seat and suck my thumbs 😭
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    • 1PCReplying topatrickLai
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    • patrickLai
      right timing and good ticker is overall best choice for most pple.

      human got fear and this sets in most times and it often gets in the way of small players like myself

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  • icycrystal
    ·02-12
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    timing and ticker, both I think are important.

    time plays a crucial part as it may determine how much gains or losses you may make.

    ticker on the other hand cannot be dismissed because the fundamentals of a company is important as to whether the company can survive and how well they can perform.

    I tend to go for companies with good fundamentals and have survived through and through, have a proven track record, etc... that's when I know even if the stock is trending down, it's just temporary and it's an opportunity to add more... and they always tend to bounce back...

    as always, have risk management, trade with care and do not trade aggressively, always trade within limit [smile] [smile] [smile]

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  • Bonta
    ·02-12
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    Ticker is significantly more important than timing. With the right ticker, you will know that recovery is a matter of time and patience. The underlaying won’t go burst. It allows you to make better decisions. When the focus is on timing, its hard to trust the fundamentals, which makes decision making tricky.


    To make matters worse, try timing the market when entering buy and sell orders. Without fail, everyone will try to get lower price when buying and try to get higher price when selling.
    However, do you have the sinking feeling when the price fall after we buy or raises after we sell?


    Time in the markets matters more than timing the market. At least to me. Just ask micheal burry how many times he had timed the markets to get it wrong.


    At the end, all investors should understand that both ticker and timing matters. Tickers are the foundation of the investment, with the right tickers the battle is halfway won. Timing matters especially during frothy markets like now. [Sly]
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  • MilkTeaBro
    ·02-12
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    nobody can make a perfect timing trade. I don't chase high, I prefer to buy ETF or solid company in bear market with idle cash. so most of my investments time are paper loss, I am quite sure I am a winner in the end.
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  • Aqa
    ·02-12
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    Both Timing and Ticker strategies are important. These two strategies work well together in producing solid returns over a number of years. Perfect timing means biggest profits. Reading the stock ticker means understthe price movement of the particular stock. The combined effort requires a step back from the buy-and-hold mindset that characterizes modern investing and adding technical principles that assist entry timing, position management, and if needed, early profit taking. Just remember to do all the due diligence before each trade.
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  • Axekay
    ·02-25
    To me, TICKER is more important than timing due to the following reasons:

    1) Wrong ticker, company may never recover or even shut down for good. Not sure when will meme stocks like $AMC Entertainment(AMC)$ ever recover to its ATH or even mean price. Well, I guess only time will tell.

    2) As the saying goes, time in the market is better than timing the market. No one, even with technical analysis, will be able to time when to buy or sell the stocks with perfect accuracy (otherwise everyone would have bought $Meta Platforms, Inc.(META)$ and $Netflix(NFLX)$ when they were 100). Trust the ticker and over time, it will be rewarding.

    Now I can only hope that $Tiger Brokers(TIGR)$ is the right ticker which will go up to its peak eventually [Cry] [Cry]

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  • nomadic m
    ·02-14
    pretty sure both timing & ticker are equally important in the stock market. lots of info online to identify a good company. easy peasy, do your research.

    to me, what's challenging is timing. sure, there's skills & experience on reading technical analysis, but no one can accurately predict what's going to happen at the next millisecond.

    today 14 Feb, US Inflation report was bad news. everything in my portfolio was red. $NVIDIA Corp(NVDA)$ was the lonely green 💚. who would have thought? 🤷

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  • VonCat
    ·02-13
    Right timing + Right ticker = eventually profitable

    Wrong timing + Right ticker = eventually profitable

    Right timing + Wrong ticker = eventually unprofitable

    Wrong timing + Wrong ticker = eventually unprofitable

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  • BenjiFuji
    ·02-13
    Ticker is more important than timing.
    Cos nobody can 100% time the market.
    Valuation with MOS is also important.
    Growth potential, TAM, and catalyst also important. There are mutiple factors to consider. Stay wise Tigers [Grin]
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  • AliceSam
    ·02-12
    在牛市中,你买的任何股票似乎都会盈利。然而,在熊市中,即使是优秀的股票也可能遭受重大挫折。
    时机真的很重要‼️
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  • Upswing118
    ·02-25
    timing n ticker for sure. one more luck!
    hate to say that but it's inevitable. sure many of us gained from time to time, what goes on globally is really beyond our control.
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  • sexymint
    ·02-25
    Ticker for long term investments. Great companies go up in the long run. <br>
    Timing for trading. You can short or long stocks based on probabilities on the direction.
    If you use ticker + timing for investments, you'll end up with even more returns.
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  • TimothyX
    ·02-14
    錯誤的時機+正確的股票=你可能會被困一段時間,但最終會盈利。


    正確的時機+錯誤的股票=利潤是短暫的;如果不及時出售,失敗是不可避免的。


    當然,即使有正確的時機和股票,也不能保證賺錢。
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  • DavidSG
    ·02-13
    Both, for good ticker, you may continue to stay invested and gather more of it during dips. And make gains, many more folds as time passes!
    @koolgal  @JC888  @icycrystal
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  • BeingLucid
    ·02-13
    Ticker is important with regular and steady buy ins.

    $50 (or whatever) a week on a good ticker = win long term.

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  • Nutiyagon
    ·02-25
    The question is Timing “or” Ticker but not “and”. Hence my choice will be timing. Ticker bear or bull you can reap the earning. Love always lets peace come
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  • APCNZ
    ·02-25
    I believe ticker is number 1. Remember, time in the market is more important than timing the market. Pick a good ticker and all will be well
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  • jhtiger
    ·02-13
    Both are important but it also depends on your investment timeframe, e.g. if you invest and hold for the long term ticker is probably more important
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  • well I guess you need both, good enough timing and picking. Well strictly speaking, buy low and sell high (if you go long trades) should do it ;)
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  • Timing will eventually be right only on the right ticker in the course of waiting, when the condition is right.
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