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Helping You Stay Calm When the Market is NOT

Helping You Stay Calm When the Market is NOT

Posted By Lineweaver Financial Group
May 17, 2018 Category: Market Volatility, Investing

Investing and going it alone is easy when the markets are up, as they were last year. But it’s a different game when markets are volatile, as they have been this year, or when markets are down, as they definitely will be at some point in the future. We help our clients put these different stages of the market cycle in perspective. Who helps you? Our goal is the same as our clients; to develop a long term strategy and stay invested. That was easier said than done last quarter when the S & P 500 dropped 10% in 11 days and then again 5% a month later. And, this quarter promises just as much excitement. Triggers for market volatility can come in many different shapes and sizes—policy uncertainty in Washington or Beijing, earnings reports, geopolitical unrest. And market swings can rattle even seasoned investors' nerves. But volatility is part and parcel of investing. So put such uncertain times to good use as a motivator to help ensure your investment strategy aligns with your long-term goals, timeline and stomach for risk. Dramatic moves in the market may cause you to question your strategy and worry about your money. A natural reaction to that fear might be to reduce or eliminate any exposure to stocks, thinking it will stem further losses and calm your fears, but that may not make sense in the long run. Instead of being worried by volatility, be prepared. A well-defined investing plan tailored to your goals and financial situation can help you be read

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