How Do You Feel About Investing During Extreme Market Volatility

Given the extremely volatile current market environment, how are you feeling about your investments and your overall financial stability? We know that this is a uncomfortable and difficult time for many people, as they are watching their hard-earned savings and investments plunge; however, we are here to discuss the long-term nature of investing and the importance of looking at the bigger picture. Tune into our audio recording below for our thoughts about these intense market swings and the importance of long-term investing.

As discussed in our recording and further shown in the chart below, it is quite valuable to stay invested in the stock market for the long term, despite market crashes and corrections.  We know that headlines in the news and day-to-day fluctuations can be scary and induce anxiety, but keep in mind your initial goals for investing and your time horizon. If you are a long-term investor, try not to get too caught up in the day-to-day volatility, and rather the bigger picture and longer timeline. Although we do not know the direction the stock market will take in the future, as the chart depicts, time in the market instead of trying to time the market seems to be the better choice.

For those of you who are feeling stressed or worried about your investment portfolio, now is a prudent time to meet with a financial professional to discuss your risk tolerance, asset allocation, and specific finances. If you have any questions for us, we are here to help in any way we can.  To reach our team, email us at info@shermanwealth.com or schedule a complimentary 30-minute consultation here.

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