Investing Newsletter - Jul 2017
Investors continued to earn positive returns in the first half of the year.
Nobody knows when the next bear market will occur, but we know that stock markets have had their ups and downs and they always will.
Bear markets, which are corrections of 20% or more, cannot be distinguished beforehand from normal 5%-10% corrections which occur on a regular basis.
Trying to sell before a bear market usually causes investors to miss the next market up turn because most market drops turn out to be just normal 5%-10% corrections.
Accept that bear markets occur on a regular basis and avoid panic selling your stock positions during the downturn.
Maintain ample conservative investments in your overall portfolio.
Try to ignore the day to day financial news which is often sensationalized to keep your attention.