Whiteboard Series: Episode 3 – Navigating Recent Market Volatility

The month of October brought increased volatility to the financial markets, with the S&P 500 notching its largest monthly pullback in more than 7 years.  Market corrections always feel unnerving and often trigger fear and other emotional responses.  The reality is that market corrections are very normal, occur almost annually and present great investing opportunities for long-term investors.  Emotional reactions to market declines are rarely helpful and tend to hurt long-term investment performance.  Understanding this full perspective will help investors navigate short-term market volatility and even allow them to use it to their long-term advantage. 

 
 

The Whiteboard Series is a continuous exploration and discussion across a wide range of personal finance topics. Through a series of drawings, interviews and explanations, we hope to educate and simplify important financial planning principles.