From the outside looking in, investing seems like a time-consuming task. There are countless websites, print publications, and television programs dedicated to the matter, and as a group, they may be inadvertently sending the message that constant action is the key to success in the stock market.
Nothing could be further from the truth. For most investors most of the time, the best course of action is doing nothing other than simply sitting on your stocks.
That’s a tough truth to digest given the sheer amount of noise the media manages to generate. In taking a big step back and looking at the bigger picture, though, the premise becomes plenty obvious.