April 30, 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.
The Risks of Market Timing

First, remember why you invest. If you’re like most investors, you began your investment program with the intent of achieving any number of goals. Your long-term strategy did not include trying to jump in and out of the market based on its short-term performance.

Second, understand the risk of market timing. Choosing when to invest, or “time” the market, is difficult. Investors who attempt to time the market may run the risk of missing periods of exceptional returns. Market timing can seriously diminish long-term performance.

Please click on the link below to read the entire article and see three tables that show the shortfalls and dangers of market timing.
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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.
 
Information provided by SEI Investments Management Corporation (SIMC), a wholly owned subsidiary of SEI Investments Company (SEI).