Investing in stocks and equity portfolios can be volatile indeed, Yet nearly 100 years of market performance shows that BULL markets outnumber BEAR markets and their gains substantially outweigh bear market losses. Looking at bull and bear markets together as the chart below does, it’s clear that investing in and then holding onto stocks, rewards the disciplined, long-term investor.
You've heard our mantras: "It's not timing the markets but time in the markets that matters," and, "You don't always have to like your portfolio, you just have to live with it."
Please review this important chart and strengthen your resolve to remain in your portfolio, when the next wave of heightened volatility comes along. Those who held on when COVID hit in the first quarter of 2020, where handsomely rewarded by the end of '20, and even up to now, nearly 1/2 of the way through '21.
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