We have written several times about the emotional toll from volatile markets. For a few years in the current economic expansion, the biggest dips were in the 6% range. December 2018 saw a 10% decline in about three weeks. Market correction (of 10%) can be considered a healthy stabilizer but when they’re frequent or more severe, investor and consumer behaviors can swing.
Our practice of custom layering client assets across strategies for increasing timeframes insulates both growth investments and current income streams from short-term market moves. It also provides emotional freedom to maintain spending levels by minimizing fears associated with market upheaval. If markets and news headlines have you questioning your strategies, reach out to us for a complimentary review.
Previous editions of our Integras Insights detail our analysis, outlooks and current Participate But Defend investment posture.