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.

2020 U.S. Elections

US presidential elections have historically influenced domestic and global markets and economies. The 2020 US elections look to be no exception. The Ameriprise Investment Research Group will be analyzing the upcoming elections and the implications for investors.

MARKET UPDATE

What's next for investors?

What to watch for as stocks react to the election and pandemic.

FINANCIAL PLANNING

7 actions to take if you're unemployed

If you've recently lost your job due to COVID-19 outbreak, these tips could help.

WEEKLY MARKETS COMMENTARY

Markets facing three significant headwinds

David Joy, Chief Market Strategist, Ameriprise Financial

TIMELY UPDATE

After the Close

Read the latest commentary and insights about recent market movements.

 

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.

Investment insights

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. 

3 benefits of diversification and asset allocation

Learn why these time-tested strategies can help you invest with more intention, objectivity, and confidence.

Guide to investment risk tolerance

Knowing your risk tolerance is crucial to investing. Learn how risk tolerance and a diversified portfolio are all connected.

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.

Talk to your advisor about your concerns around current market conditions

Or, provide us with some information and our Ameriprise Advisor Center will follow up with you.

There's a sense of confidence that comes from feeling in control of your finances - and working with a financial advisor can help you get there. Please share your experience and tell your friends and family about me.

Background and qualification information is available at FINRA's BrokerCheck website.

An index is a statistical composite that is not managed. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500® Index), an unmanaged index of common stocks, is frequently used as a general measure of market performance. The index reflects reinvestment of all distributions and changes in market prices but excludes brokerage commissions or other fees. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. This information is not intended to provide investment advice and does not account for individual investor circumstances. Performance in these examples are represented by the S&P 500, assumes reinvestment of all income and does not reflect sales charges, fees or expenses. These examples are for illustrative purposes only and are not representative of any particular investment.
The views expressed in this material are the views of the Ameriprise Investment Research Group through the period ended Feb. 29, 2020, and are subject to change without notice at any time based upon market and other factors. All information has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but its accuracy is not guaranteed. There is no representation or warranty as to the current accuracy, reliability or completeness of, nor liability for, decisions based on such information and it should not be relied on as such. This information may contain certain statements that may be deemed forward-looking. Please note that any such statements are not guarantees of any future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those discussed. There is no guarantee that investment objectives will be achieved or that any particular investment will be profitable. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.
This information is not intended to provide investment advice and does not account for individual investor circumstances. Investment decisions should always be made based on an investor's specific financial needs, objectives, goals, time horizon and risk tolerance.
Diversification and asset allocation do not assure a profit or protect against loss.
Investment products are not federally or FDIC-insured, are not deposits or obligations of, or guaranteed by any financial institution, and involve investment risks including possible loss of principal and fluctuation in value.
This information is being provided only as a general source of information and is not intended to be the primary basis for investment decisions. It should not be construed as advice designed to meet the particular needs of an individual investor. Please seek the advice of a financial advisor regarding your particular financial concerns.
There are risks associated with fixed-income investments, including credit risk, interest rate risk, and prepayment and extension risk. In general, bond prices rise when interest rates fall and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer term securities. 
Investment advisory products and services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC, a registered investment adviser.
Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC. Member FINRA and SIPC.