It’s no secret that the past two years have been an interesting time to be investing in the market. It’s also no secret that the past 12 years have been among the best years for investors to be consistently in the markets.
The S&P 500 hit a bottom on March 9, 2009, at the depth of the global financial crisis. In the ten years following, the index returned 394.2%.1 The recovery from the initial stages of the pandemic has been much quicker.
While the market is notching records, volatility is increasing. The pandemic is ongoing, supply chains remain disrupted, and labor shortages are persistent. As the Fed attempts to control inflation with a series of interest rate increases, volatility will likely be on tap as market participants get used to a new monetary policy regime.
So, what do you do as an investor in times like this? We cover three items to check... ...
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