Stay the Course With Your Investment Strategy

Successful long-term investors need to be patient and able to ignore the short-term emotions of Mr. Market.

In my 30 years of experience as a financial adviser, I've often been asked about the stock market, particularly about timing. More specifically, I frequently hear, "What is the best time to buy, and when can I get a good price?"

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Roger Ford, RFC, Investment Adviser
Founder & CEO, Conservative Financial Solutions

Roger Ford has 30 years of experience in retirement income planning. After receiving his formal education at the University of Cincinnati, Ford started his own business, Conservative Financial Solutions. He is a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) and obtained his certification through the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants. He actively holds Series 6, 63 and 65 licenses and is a licensed agent in life, accident and health and property and casualty insurance.