Will there be a second stock market crash? Here’s why it shouldn’t matter

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We’ve already seen upticks in coronavirus cases in various US states, in China, and in Germany. In the latter two, there have been renewed lockdowns.The stock market crash? Some of the stocks I’ve been watching have already started to fall back after their early tentative recoveries.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…But you know what? I reckon neither of my opening questions should make any difference to investors. By now, people should have already made whatever adjustments to their investing strategies they need. Hopefully, for most, there’ll have been few.If you’ve a strategy, like Warren Buffett, of only buying top quality shares, and buying more of them when they’re cheap, you’ll presumably have made no changes at all.Great buying opportunityAnd, in keeping with your strategy, you’ll have invested more heavily in the exact same shares during the stock market crash. Only you’ll have snapped them up more cheaply. Won’t you?But, you might be thinking, there could be a second pandemic wave and a second phase of the 2020 stock market crash. If that happens, you’ll be able to buy even cheaper than today. So why buy now after prices have started recovering, when you could buy cheaper later?Well, what if there isn’t a second wave of the crash? And what if those tasty cheap shares are never this cheap again? It comes down to trying to time the market, and how very difficult that really is. It’s something that I certainly have no clue how to do. And it’s no better for the experts either. Even Buffett dismisses attempts to time the market as a mug’s game, and doesn’t try it himself.Extending the thinking beyond the current stock market crash, we know for sure that markets go up and down. I’m not a gambler, but I’d put money on the odds-on near-certainty that we’ll have more crashes in the future. So doesn’t it make sense to sit on our money and wait for downturns?Await the next stock market crash?No, I really don’t think it’s a good idea. What if you’re waiting for a downturn, and we have a 10-year bull run rising instead? That’s relatively common. There’s also, of course, the loss of years of dividends while waiting for prices to tumble.You might have good times when you really do manage to buy during a slump. But, over the long term, the stock market has many more upwards spells than downwards spells. So, statistically, you’re more likely to profit by simply investing steadily, regularly, over the long term.What should count is the value of a stock today. If a stock is selling for below what you think it’s worth, maybe allowing for a reasonable safety margin, then buy it. If it doesn’t fall in the future, you’ll have missed an opportunity by not buying today.And if there’s a new stock market crash and it does fall, buy more. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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