Expect Price Fluctuations

Expect Price Fluctuations | Jeff Holland

{Read in 1:50 minutes} Price fluctuations are a normal part of investing. The stock market can go up any given year, but the price fluctuations within each day, week or month can go up or down. Long-term investors shouldn’t equate those granular ups and downs with overall risk in a portfolio. Risk is a permanent loss of capital. The volatility, or price fluctuations, come in unforeseen clusters. We would all like to be able to get out before the downturns, but it isn’t possible to systematically avoid downdrafts.   The better option is to focus on the investment goals rather than day-to-day price fluctuations, or the people who talk about them ( read talking heads).

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