Insights Getting Invested

Patrick S. Boyle

Oct 10, 2019
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  • Investing cash or new money in the stock market is always emotionally difficult, regardless of current market and economic conditions.
  • Historical analysis shows that getting invested immediately is the preferred approach; for investors not willing to invest all at once, dollar-cost averaging over a short period (three to six months) is a reasonable alternative.
  • We advise developing a simple written plan and sticking to it — and revisiting your target allocation if implementation feels too uncomfortable.


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Southeast Region Head and Senior Investment Strategist
Patrick is responsible for Bessemer's client relationships in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Delaware, Philadelphia, and Naples.