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Our blog in October 2022 discussed the market noise of a declared bear market and its impact on the investor psyche. In that post we discussed the definition of a bear market and possible causes (and listed the post bear markets performance of the S&P 500). The point of our blog then was to ask the question: should we stay invested when the market is experiencing such volatility as a bear market. Investors who make buy or sell decisions based on emotion due to short term events, often leads to poorer outcomes.
Long term statistics remind us that “time in the market” is what counts and not “timing the market”. When zooming out from the current market cycle and taking in some perspective from previous bear markets (and your financial plan’s probability of success!), making emotional decisions regarding your financial well being can cause tremendous long-term harm.
Sometimes You Need to Take the Bad with the Good – This cliché is typically used as an acknowledgement that “nothing is perfect”. Nothing could be truer when it comes to acknowledging the benefits of investing over time; you must accept the bad (short term market volatility) with the good (better returns over the long term). These types of markets are challenging to sit through, but they’re also why we believe so passionately in helping our clients develop a plan…
We Are Growing! When we formed De[fi]ned Wealth Management, it was really a business in the making for over the last 36 years. We’ve had two major goals from the outset: 1. Help clients achieve their [financial independence] and 2. Be the last firm our...
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