In times of increased volatility, like we have seen year-to-date, it is important to focus on your long-term goals. Referencing the LPL Research chart below, the S&P 500 has generated a 9.9% annualized return from 1990 to 2021. The annual performance drops significantly if you missed the market’s best days and did not stay fully invested over time.
While short-term losses can be hard to handle emotionally, it’s important to remember that the stock market has historically increased over the long term.
We expect stock market volatility to persist as the economy continues maneuvering high inflation and we approach midterm elections. During these times, sticking to your financial plan and taking the appropriate risk with your investments is imperative in pursuing long-term success. Please call Shore Wealth Management today if you have any questions regarding your portfolio.
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