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Wondering how the presidential election may affect your client’s portfolios? Here are some insights on how markets have performed in past elections.
Attempting to time the market is a risky proposition. Promote long-term investing over market timing and encourage investors to get off the sidelines.
Help investors align their expected returns with their investment time horizon. Examines the average annual return for the S&P 500® Index over the last 31 years (1977-2015).
Look at the bigger picture and put short-term volatility in perspective by explaining long-term investment focus.
Market volatility can leave investors feeling uneasy about the choices they’ve made. Help them stay committed and keep emotions in check through market ups and downs.
Illustrates the number of positive performance years for the S&P 500® Index outweighed the number of negative years from 1931 through 2015.
Help investors understand that over time, Dollar Cost Averaging may result in a lower cost per share versus making a lump sum investment.
Shows how markets have recovered after recessions and the importance of not leaving money on the sidelines.
This chart depicts the advantages and disadvantages of diversification versus performance chasing over the last fifteen years.
By looking at the value of a hypothetical investment of $1 into stocks, Government Bonds and Treasury Bills, you can see just how differently the $1 grew in each investment (1926-2015).