Investment return and principal value of security investments will fluctuate. The value at the time of redemption may be more or less than the original cost. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
These Strategies Have More Merit
- Buy right and sit tight: Include a mix of investments in your portfolio that fit your goals and risk tolerance.
- Keep emotions in check: Stay calm and keep a long-term view. Remember that normal market cycles go up and down. Keeping your goals in perspective can help you ride out volatility.
- Look for opportunities during market declines: Buying when markets are down actually means you could get more shares for your investment and be in a better position when markets recover.
- Weather the storm: Having a diversified portfolio can help with this. When you have a mixture of investment types in your portfolio, it helps balance out losses because when one type falls, others may show results.