Efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19 continue across multiple regions and countries, yet the markets continue to deliver volatility. Many investors are experiencing an urge to either attempt to time the market or stay on the sidelines. Research shows that a steady hand, with a long-term focus, typically wins in the end. While no one can predict if or when markets will rebound, by putting the current market volatility in the proper context of historical market performance and by focusing on your long-term goals, you can “weather the storm”.
Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors invite you to discuss investing in the era of the Coronavirus. Is that a light at the end of the tunnel or is it a train?
TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
- When will markets recover?
- Recoveries can be worth the wait
- Patient investors have been rewarded after downturns
- While we can’t know exactly if or when the market will recover, stocks historically have recovered – often sharply – following a downturn.
- Since the Great Depression began in 1929, every decade has had major declines in the S&P 500. And, in every case, the five years following those declines have delivered, on average, positive returns.
- Bear markets don’t last forever
- Market volatility is especially uncomfortable when you focus on short-term ups and downs.
- Lengthen your perspective to focus on the long-term growth of your investments and the progress you’ve made toward your goals.
- Investors who focus on their goals, and not an arbitrary benchmark, can be more successful over time.
- Identifying investing opportunities amidst market volatility
- The benefits of long-term investing and staying the course during market turmoil
- Even world-changing events – wars, political upheaval, economic collapse – have only temporarily derailed stock markets.
We hope you can join us!
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