Staying the course
Sometimes the hardest decision is taking no action at all
- While equity markets have risen strongly over time, they’ve encountered occasional declines along the way. Volatility may cause a bumpy ride … but isn’t that true of most things in life?
- Market timing typically fails. The worst-performing days are often followed closely by the best days. It takes plenty of luck to correctly guess when markets will rise or fall.
- Missing only a few of the top days may prevent investors from capturing much of the market’s gains (our video provides the numbers you need). Focus on your long-term goals – not short-term noise!