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You’ll hate this advice if you’re a cash-heavy investor who is nervous about a stock market correction.

Research on whether it’s better to put a lump-sum into the market in one go or ease in with a series of purchases concludes thusly: Dive in; do not ease in bit by bit. Here’s why you should ignore this finding if you’re committed to investing in stocks, but nervous about the risk of a correction. Sometimes, the investing strategy that suits you best emotionally is not the one with the potential to make you the most money.

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