During times of increased volatility it is common for investors to become nervous and question whether their current financial strategy is the right one. This is a natural and completely understandable reaction. Some investors may try to find explanations for market behavior, predict when stocks will “bottom out”, or risk trying to time the market. Trying to find explanations or predict the market can feel nearly impossible, simply because markets are a reflection of human actions. Investors make choices based on their interpretations of current conditions and these effects become “market performance”.
It is important to remember that doing the right thing during volatile markets is critical to making long-term investors successful. Our job as financial advisors is to take the emotion out of the process. We are monitoring the current market volatility and will continue to provide updates along the way.
With all of the questions and concerns surrounding market volatility we thought it would be helpful to share some resources that address those concerns. We highly recommend that you read the three articles listed below.
Global Market Volatility: What’s Behind The Recent Market Sell-Off?
5 Things You Need To Know To Ride Out A Volatile Stock Market
Market and Economic Outlook: November 2018
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