April 28, 2020
Investing During Volatility
An Informational Three-Part Series

From the longest bull market in U.S. history* to extreme volatility due to the COVID-19 pandemic, investors have seen the best and worst of investing in a short time. During this uncertainty, it's common to worry. It's also a great time remind ourselves of certain investing facts and history. This 3-part series will cover topics such as emotional investing, market timing, and bear markets.

Although these are not new topics, we believe that refreshers are always helpful. Also, please feel free share these emails with your family and friends - they may need a reminder too.
Are You Ready for the Rebound?

The swift end to what was the longest running bull market in history has led many to wonder when a lasting rebound might begin. While we can’t know with any certainty when the turn will come, what we do know is that history is on the investor’s side. However, the question is not where the market is going, but where are you going? You can start by understanding how emotions affect your behavior in turbulent times, and use strategies to break the emotional cycle of investing

  • Identify where you are right now on the market emotion cycle.
  • Don’t fall into the trap of buying high and selling low.
  • Manage your behavior.
  • Reevaluate goals.
  • Take advantage of dollar-cost averaging.
  • Face the facts. Look inward.

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Robert J. Blattel, CFP, Founder
Scott A. Blattel, President
Kate Christopher, Vice President
Blattel & Associates

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Important Information

*03/09/09-03/11/20

This material represents an assessment of the market environment at a specific point in time and is not intended to be a forecast of future events, or a guarantee of future results. This information should not be relied upon by the reader as research or investment advice. This information is for educational purposes only.
 
Index returns are for illustrative purposes only and do not represent actual investment performance. Index returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results.
 
Investing involves risk including possible loss of principal. Diversification may not protect against market risk.
 
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