The Nemes Rush Perspective on Down Markets

It can be nerve-wracking to watch real-time market peaks and dips play out in your portfolio. With breathless headlines announcing current annual lows in the Dow Jones, Nasdaq and S&P 500, it’s easy to fall prey to short-term thinking.

It’s important to remember that declining markets are an ordinary part of investing. When navigated well, down markets present opportunities for savvy investments and long-term growth.

A Silver Lining

Dips are stressful to experience–and the media doesn’t help. But when the market falls, long-term investors see an opportunity for growth. When prices drop, some investors panic and can make costly mistakes. But in reality, the market is resilient. The onset of the pandemic in March 2020 saw the market plunge dramatically, and yet the year ended at record highs, with the S&P 500 gaining more than 16%, paying dividends for those who held steady during volatility.

The real threat of down markets is emotional decision-making. In moments like this, we provide calm, steady counsel so as to take advantage of long-term opportunities during periods of market volatility.

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