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Market Volatility Resources

During periods of uncertainty in the markets, it can be challenging to determine what, if any, action to take. Your Ameriprise financial advisor is committed to helping you navigate market volatility with personalized advice for your long-term, diversified investment strategy.

Stock market performance after bear markets

As this chart of the S&P 500® Index illustrates, after the selling pressure of a bear market finally hits a bottom, stocks have a strong historical record of bouncing back in the subsequent months and years.

Longer-term investors should keep in mind that a diversified mix of stocks, bonds, alternatives and cash can earn their keep in stressful market environments, potentially performing better than the S&P 500 Index and other major indices.

Source: Bloomberg, S&P Dow Jones Indices, American Enterprise Investment Services, Inc. 

Bear markets defined by a drop of 20% or more from market peak to market trough based on S&P 500 Total Return Index.

Index must have recovered completely (closed above previous peak) before a new bear market can begin. 

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. 

Your financial advisor is here to help

Remember to keep these tips in mind, especially when markets are volatile:

  • Make sound investment decisions based on informed, rational reactions to news headlines.
  • Ensure your allocations are consistent with your longer-term risk profile and regularly revisit your investment mix.
  • Stay focused on your financial goals - your financial advisor is committed to helping you through inevitable market changes.

If you have concerns during periods of market volatility, call your financial advisor. They know you and the details of your portfolio. Together, you can determine what, if any, action you need to take.

Our advisors know that trust is a matter of work, not words.

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At Ameriprise, the financial advice we give each of our clients is personalized, based on your goals and no one else's. 

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