Tools to help survive and thrive
during volatile times


The bear is out there. While the time periods may be relatively short for these markets, they can still hurt. That's because when markets get a little volatile, investors tend to let emotions take over and make irrational decisions with their portfolios. The reality is that market dips create buying opportunities for the long-term investor. Many times, however, investors don't see that because of the media, headlines, and other influential factors. Chasing performance and having a short-term view can negatively impact overall investment portfolios.

So what can we do to try and lessen the potential effects when a bear decides to come out of hibernation? The answer is simple, be prepared.


READ: Prepare for the Bear Guide

READ: Staying Calm When the Markets Go Wild

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