Remaining Disciplined During Market Downturns
Investors who remain committed to their financial goals in the face of short-term turbulence may experience advantages in the end.
by Ryan Shugrue
Investors recently had the benefit of taking part in one of the longest sustained bull markets in history. With the exception of a few short periods of market decline, equity markets have consistently trended upward since early 2009. As all bull markets do, this one has come to an end and we have now officially entered ‘bear market’ territory. With changing market dynamics in recent years, including the advent of high-frequency trading, widespread central bank easing, and the widespread rise of passive investing, market drawdowns such as this one can now occur faster than in years past and have become increasingly difficult to avoid as a result.
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