The 10% decline experienced in the first quarter of this year is not an uncommon experience, with U.S. markets falling by 10% or more 152 times since 1926.
In January we reminded investors not to get carried away after 12 straight months of gains. Now many investors are looking for reasons to stay in the market. Despite the volatility, your own scenario likely hasn’t changed much, and the likelihood of accomplishing your goals even less. So avoid the roller coaster of market swings and work with a financial advisor to make sure you’re on track to meet your long-term goals.
Watch our 6-minute Quarterly Perspectives video for a better understanding of last quarter’s performance and headlines.