Investing for the Long Term

While the ups and downs of the financial markets may seem stressful, it is the best way to achieve your long-term investment goals. We can help you understand the markets and cope with volatility to keep you focused on your financial future.

Take the Long View

Don’t be distracted by short-term swings in the market. Recognize that down markets can be excellent buying opportunities. Often, investors react to real or perceived financial loss by quickly leaving the market. Have the discipline to remain calm and avoid quick decisions that could hurt your long-term strategy. The more you’re able to keep this approach in mind, the greater your returns could be over the longer term as this chart shows:

A Longer Time Horizon Lessens the Impact of Volatility1

Invest Small Amounts Regularly

Consider setting up an automatic investment plan tied to a bank account. The regular withdrawals – which can be small – will be made regardless of then-current market conditions and can help you achieve your longer-term goals. Your financial advisor can help you get started and can review the options with you in detail.