Uncertain times and market volatility sometimes cause investors to panic. It's difficult not to get emotional when stocks plunge, which is why I encourage investors to balance anxiety with reason. I believe bear markets often over-correct and undervalue stocks because of investor fear, in the same way that stocks in the final stage of bull markets are sometimes overvalued.
One of the worst things an investor can do is to buy high and sell low.
That’s why it is important to control natural emotions and stay focused on long-term results.
One way to keep market activities in perspective is to remember that corrections and recoveries are normal parts of economic cycles. While not a guarantee of future results, history has shown time and again that traditional asset classes, such as stocks, bonds and bills, have all grown in the long run.
Having a historical perspective and a financial strategy can provide the confidence to stay the course during market volatility in order to ultimately achieve your investing goals. If you have any concerns, don't hesitate to call my office to set up an appointment for a thorough review of your portfolio so you can be more confident about your decisions.
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