Market Volatility In Perspective
Markets fluctuate, but investors should focus on the long term
Over the past 90+ years, stocks have provided the highest returns, but with much greater risk. A diversified combination of stocks and bonds can help smooth out unsystematic risk in a portfolio so that the positive performance of some investments can offset the negative performance of others. Use this chart with clients to help them understand the history of market fluctuations and the importance of staying invested long term.