Market volatility resources
During periods of uncertainty in the markets, we recognize that it can be challenging to determine what, if any, action to take. Your Ameriprise advisor is committed to helping you navigate market volatility with personalized advice for your long-term, diversified investment strategy.
Your advisor is available to answer any questions, through whatever means are most comfortable for you, including virtually by phone and online.
Stock market performance during and 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 track record of bouncing back in the subsequent months and years.1
Longer term investors should keep in mind that a diversified mix of stocks, bonds, alternatives and cash earn their keep in stressful market environments, likely performing better than the S&P 500 Index and other major indices. The bottom line: Balance risk with opportunity, and construct your portfolio within an appropriate time horizon to help achieve your goals.
|Average return after bear market trough|
|3 months later||20.67%||3 years later||21.08%|
|6 months later||29.86%||5 years later||17.91%|
|12 months later||46.30%||10 years later||13.45%|
Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.
Source: Bloomberg, as of 2.29.20.
To help you mitigate risks, preserve the value of your investment portfolio and enhance growth potential over the long-term, we believe it is important to stay focused on your financial goals and to make sound decisions based on objective information, your long-term asset allocation and your risk tolerance.
Your 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 advisor is committed to helping you through inevitable market changes.
If you have concerns during periods of market volatility, call your advisor. He or she knows you and the details of your portfolio best. Together, you can determine what, if any, action you need to take.
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