We always plan our road trip timings considering average speed.
There would be a stretch on which we may accelerate at 130-150 kmph and undoubtedly a roughy or crowded patch where we won't be able to exceed even 20-30 kmph, Unless driving on a formula 1 track.
So during our journey we will be moving somewhere in between the lower and upper band. Does that mean we should try and accelerate even on roughy patch at a speed of 100. Obviously NO
Then why we want to drive our investments either in top or first gear only. It is dangerous for our future to drive throughout financial journey only in extreme gears.
Why is it that if we are investing in Equities we try to chase best performing stock or mutual fund and keep playing with our money in shifting from one to other. Remember data only shows past performance and *past performance is not guarantee of future.*
So this weekend decide average speed required to achieve your financial goals which will help you to avoid unnecessary diversions. It will minimise risk and make you reach destination safely in time.