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Selling Stocks During Market Downturns

Selling Stocks During Market Downturns

September 26, 2022

It is natural for investors to be concerned with investment portfolio performance during declining markets. Our team understands the stress of seeing account balances fluctuate, but historically sticking to a long-term strategy has produced better results.

Referencing the chart below, this Dalbar study estimates the average investor achieved far lower returns during the 21 years ending 2020 than a buy and hold strategy would have achieved in various equity asset classes (real estate, US, international, or government bonds).


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