Trying to time the market (buying low now and selling high shortly afterwards) is gambling. Buying the market now and holding it for a long time period is investing.
About Kevin Panitch
Kevin runs the personal finance website Just Start Investing, where he focuses on making investing easy. Just Start Investing has been featured on Business Insider, Forbes, and US News & World Report, among other major publications for his easy-to-follow writing. Check out Just Start Investing to learn the simple strategies to start investing today, as well as ways to optimize your credit cards, banking and budget.