Talk:Market timing

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Reader feedback: I was looking for an in dept... posted this comment on 9 January 2014 (view all feedback).

I was looking for an in depth boglehead critique of market timing. If this page isn't the place for that, maybe this page could have links to such articles.

Any thoughts?

Blbarnitz 11:31, 9 January 2014 (CST)

Add See also link to address this feedback. --Peculiar Investor 18:38, 17 June 2014 (CDT)

I modified the See also link, as the Bogleheads® investment philosophy does not address the topic directly, i.e. it is not a clearly defined counter-point to market timing. The relevant (See also) link is Tactical asset allocation, which is very similar to (and sometimes interchanged with) market timing. The forum thread discussions provide the counter-point critiques. --LadyGeek 19:26, 17 June 2014 (CDT)

See also can have multiple links, doesn't Bogleheads® investment philosophy#Never try to time the_market address things pretty directly in the context of Bogleheads? --Peculiar Investor 19:44, 17 June 2014 (CDT)

Yes, but the link didn't go to that section and I missed that point (check the history). I reinserted your link with the section title displayed, as it shows the intent. --LadyGeek 20:05, 17 June 2014 (CDT)

The intent was to direct the reader to the Bogleheads investment philosophy in general. Per Wikipedia:Guide to layout - See also section: The links in the "See also" section do not have to be directly related to the topic of the article because one purpose of "See also" links is to enable readers to explore tangentially related topics. --Peculiar Investor 20:25, 17 June 2014 (CDT)

Good point, I modified the link description to align with the Wikipedia example. I pointed to the section so it's easier to find within the page and makes sense in context. Wikipedia gives no guidance on whether a link should only go to the general page, or within a page - use editorial judgement. --LadyGeek 21:28, 17 June 2014 (CDT)