BOSTON, Apr. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In 30 years of monthly investor returns, DALBAR found that equity investors underperformed the S&P 500 to the greatest extent in October, 2008. In this month, equity investors lost 24.21% compared to an S&P loss of 16.80% for a net underperformance of 7.41 percentage points.
The next greatest underperformance occurred in March, 2000, when the S&P surged 9.78% but investors took home only 3.72% for an underperformance of 6.06%.
The underperformance results from bad investor decisions at critical points, the first in the face of severe market declines and the second when the equity market surged.
Underperformance in the face of maximum impact events is attributable to a lack of preparedness and is the subject of the recently released 21st Edition of DALBAR’s Quantitative Analysis of Investor Behavior (QAIB). The 21st Edition also reported:
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