Diversification is important. Diversification did not eliminate losses, but it did lose less and recover more quickly.
Convert something today. Convert because the markets are down, or maybe convert just because you likely won’t regret it in 30 years when the markets will likely be up a lot more than they are now.
Neither the dire pessimism at the start of the Bull Market of the 1990s nor the blind optimism at the end were warranted.
To make the strategy of jumping in and out of the markets successful would require a precision only achieved by luck.
This Bear market has one of the largest single day losses.
Bear markets are often a precipitous decline followed by a slower and steadier recovery. Volker’s Bear is rare in that a slow and steady decline was followed by a sharp precipitous recovery.
This Bear market is considered one of the greatest challenges to retirement planning.
Bear Markets are unpredictable, but there is no reason that they should be a cause of distress.
Examining past Bear Markets can help provide some context when we experience the next one.
Here are seven sage investing lessons from the J. Paul Getty era.
The lessons of each bear market are visible with the wisdom of 20/20 hindsight.