I had a few thoughts this week after meeting with my Investment Committee and other top economists that I wanted to share, as a quick reminder before we encounter the next wave of market ups and downs:

1.Volatility isn’t going away, and that means the risk of more market sell-offs.  But for stock investors, the answer isn’t trying to guess when to get in and out of the market.

2. “Time in the market versus timing the market” has proven to be a timeless principle of successful investing, and we believe that it will work in the current environment as well.

3. Investors need the long- term growth potential of equities.  But staying invested doesn’t mean standing still- especially when the environment isn’t.  

4. It’s important to make sure your portfolio’s design is better equipped to withstand the impact of market declines.  There are several ways to build in “shock absorbers”- within your stock exposure and by pivoting to complementary asset classes and strategies.

 

That being said, we are actively doing and understanding each of the points above in all of our client portfolios.  This is why you have us, and why investors need professional advice that removes the emotion from a market that loves to suck you into the “dark side”.  Let us help, we love what we do!

 

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