At times of heightened anxiety and volatility, gathering relevant information is important, as
knowledge replaces fear, and promotes clear thinking. To help you provide your clients with
information and perspective, we’ve put together the Volatility Website with a variety of
resources—from talking points to presentations—you can share.
Check the site often as we will continue to update regularly.
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In election years, investors are often concerned about how the results might affect their portfolios. In 2020, add in a pandemic and market volatility and a hotly contested election, and for many investors, concern has tipped over into outright anxiety. To help you provide your clients with information and perspective, we’ve put together a variety of resources you can share to provide much needed (and calming) perspective.
If the 2016 election taught us anything, it’s that election outcomes can be unpredictable. No major network or poll predicted that Hillary Clinton would lose. If we learned anything, it is that polls provide unreliable guidance (for a variety of reasons), and pundits are fallible.
This brief video shows how markets have historically rewarded: patience, diversification, and tilting towards factors of return—regardless of what was in the headlines. It’s just a matter of…time.
In uncertain times, it is more important than ever to step back and consider how market conditions as well as legislative/policy changes might impact your clients' long-term plans. Are there opportunities to implement more tax-efficient strategies? What about retirement savings or distributions? And are all their important documents up-to-date? This checklist includes many relevant topics to begin or continue discussions with your clients and may be customized with your own letterhead.
Use this companion piece to the Volatility Checklist to send to your clients. As with the Volatility Checklist, you may customize the content with your own letterhead.
It's difficult to maintain a positive outlook when the media inundates us with stories of economic doom and gloom every day. Before you begin reminiscing about how good things used to be, however, let's take a look back. Times haven't always been easy.
Helps explain the power of long-term diversification (as represented by the 60/40 stocks/bonds mix which provided more predictable returns over the last two decades vs. being in any one asset class.
Demonstrates the historical correlation between risk and reward, explains how particular portfolios have performed in certain markets, and show why investing requires patience.
The financial markets don’t like bad news. The current coronavirus outbreak is no exception, and many investors are tempted once more to “do something.” But in times of volatile markets, the best move of all for long-term investors is often no move at all.
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