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. Election impacts

US presidential elections have historically influenced domestic and global markets and economies. The 2020 US election looks to be no exception. The Ameriprise Investment Research Group continues to analyze the upcoming elections and the implications for investors.

2020 Q4 Outlook



A pragmatic, pre-election view of the market

A focus on material market drivers can help investors see beyond the unknowns of the presidential election. 


7 actions to take if you're unemployed

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


Stocks delivered another week of gains despite mixed data and virus concerns

David Joy, Chief Market Strategist, Ameriprise Financial


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.

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. 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.