Strategies for uncertain times

During periods of uncertainty in the markets, we recognize that 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 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 botton, stocks have a strong track 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 earn their keep in stressful market environments, likely performing better than the S&P 500 Index and other major indicies. The bottom line: Balance risk with opportunity, and construct your portfolio within an appropriate time horizon to help achieve your goals.

S&P 500 Index chart

This example is shown for illustrative purposes only and is not guaranteed. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

To help you mitigate risks, preserve the value of your investment portfolio and enhance growth potention 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.