June 11, 2020—Often times the best defense is a good offense. As we endure this period of heightened volatility and continue to monitor and evaluate emerging data that can provide clarity into the full impact of the COVID-19 crisis, it is essential for investors to understand how important it can be to stay invested. That is to say, how important it can be that investors continue to play offense, even if they do so through a more defensive approach.
March 7, 2018 – Recent fluctuations in markets, including large single-day declines, have served as a reminder to investors that markets don’t always march steadily upward and that drawdowns can be swift and violent. Most notable were market declines early last month when on Monday, February 5, and Thursday, February 8, the S&P 500 fell by 4.10% and 3.75%, respectively.