We believe staying the course has proven to be a successful investment strategy. However, many investors prefer to take a more conservative approach to owning equities.
The Ups, Downs & Bears
Since 1885, the DJIA has experienced 83 up years and 46 down years; it has gone up more than it has gone down. However, the drawdown and recovery cycle of a bear market can last years.
Be Patient to Profit
Regardless of how deep or long a bear cycle lasts, the market has always recovered and achieved new highs. Gains from equities are made after all losses are recovered. These profitable periods, though short in duration, are how long term results from equities are achieved.
A Conservative Approach
A financial professional can blend benchmarked investments with those that are less dependent on equity markets to achieve positive results. Consider diversifying your portfolio with strategies that behave differently than benchmarked equity investments.
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Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index considered representative of the U.S. stock market. It is not possible to invest directly in indexes which are unmanaged and do not incur fees and charges.
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