May 2, 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.
Standing Up to the Bear

The current bear market became “official” in early March. Bear markets usually make investors nervous. Fortunately, there is one approach that can help calm jangling nerves and may provide a measure of relative stability in bearish markets: diversification.

  • Diversification can give you an edge in down markets.
  • The potential benefits of diversification are often evident during bear markets.

Another valuable attribute during bear markets is patience.

  • Short-term volatility smooths out over time.
  • Give the market, and your portfolio, a chance to recover. 

Together we will continue to focus on diversifying your overall portfolio to help defend against recurring volatility in the stock and bond markets and reduce the overall risk in your portfolio.

Please click on the link below to read the entire article.
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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


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.
Information provided by SEI Investments Management Corporation (SIMC), a wholly owned subsidiary of SEI Investments Company (SEI).