We know the market has experienced some volatility lately, which may provoke some anxiety when you open your most recent statement. It can be hard to stomach seeing some red in your account! But don’t be alarmed – changes in value are typical and expected when investing in the market.
As investors, we find that maintaining a long-term perspective helps keep us grounded. We know that the market goes up more often than it goes down and that short-term fluctuations in price indicate a healthy market of buyers and sellers. It can feel counterintuitive, but the current environment may be a buying opportunity! In fact, there’s Nobel Prize-winning research into the effect that losses have on our behavior. We encourage you to take a moment to review the linked article! If you still feel uncertain about your specific situation, feel free to give us a call and one of our retirement-focused advisors in your area can speak with you.