Interest rates. Inflation Fears. Political Events. International Developments. During the past year, every one of these events have influenced stock prices. So, when you hear that the financial markets are reacting to the news once again, it should come as no surprise.
Recently, the S&P 500 went into correction territory. The good news for investors is that history suggests the market tends to eventually bounce back after the broad-market benchmark suffers a correction. During periods of volatility, it is important to remember that stock market corrections are not unusual and represent a normal part of the investing cycle.
We know volatile markets can be unnerving, and we are keeping a close eye on the fluctuations. More importantly, we are watching to see if any new long-term trends emerge that may affect how your portfolio is allocated.
Understanding your risk tolerance and calmly navigating any uncertainty comes down to the expectations set from the beginning. Your relationship with us is our most important priority. The comprehensive, tax-smart advice we deliver is born from an understanding of your unique circumstances, needs and long-term goals. We build your financial plan around that using diverse strategies and tactics.
Your financial strategy has been developed with the “big picture” in mind. Many things can happen in that time, and our strategy gives room for those events to rise, take place, and then fall into the rearview.
Keeping it all in perspective can be tough at times, but this is one of the many reasons you are not going it alone. When times seem turbulent, it is good to have someone to reach out to who can help you keep that big picture in mind.
If you are feeling nervous or have any concerns, do not hesitate to call. We are here to answer your questions and ease any anxiety you may be feeling.
Investing involves risks, and investment decisions should be based on your own goals, time horizon, and risk tolerance. The return and principal value of investments will fluctuate as market conditions change. When sold, investments may be worth more or less than their original cost.