The Power of Perserverance!

Matthew Mullowney |

Although short-term volatility swings can be difficult to stomach, it’s important for long-term investors to persevere. While it may be tempting to pull out of the stock market, investors may miss out on a potential market rebound and opportunity for gains while they are on the sidelines.

In the chart, the blue bars represent the largest declines from a “peak” (high) to a “trough” (low) that occurred each year. Despite intra-year volatility, the S&P 500 Index had positive year-end total returns 25 out of the last 30 years.

Stock investing includes risks, including fluctuating prices and loss of principal.​ No strategy assures success or protects against loss.