Survival Guide for Market Volatility Market Volatility can bring out some strong feelings. It’s natural to feel anxious - even temporarily defeated. Holding on, however, has always proven to be the winning move over time in the history of the equity markets. Always. Market fluctuation can move very fast. The market’s largest gains (and losses) often occur within days of each other. If you go to cash, you risk missing the days when the market keeps its gains, which will make it more difficult to reach your goals. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was at 2448 when I started in this business in October 1990. After multiple bear markets (including this one), bubbles, wars, pandemics, a significant recession, etc. the DJIA is at 31,279 as I write this. Thinking of that as if it were an investment, that means $10,000 held through all of those twists and turns would be worth approximately $127,500 today. More importantly, the stability created by investing and staying “the course” in coordination with an on-going financial plan helps us get to and through mile markers like marriage, securely raising a healthy and happy family (including extensions…), college education, divorce, caring for parents, travel, philanthropy, home ownership, legacy building, healthcare incidents, enjoying the ideal career, etc….Invest in your plan. Insulate your plan. Stay with your plan. Believe in your plan. - Molly Rambo The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. All performance referenced is historical and is no guarantee of future results. All indices are unmanaged and may not be invested into directly. All investing involves risk including loss of principal. No strategy assures success or protects against loss. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is comprised of 30 stocks that are major factors in their industries and widely held by individuals and institutional investors. Have a Question? We are happy to help! Name Email Address Phone Question Thank you! Oops!