Maneuvering Through Volatility

Actionable investment strategies in the face of volatile markets

Key Points

  • Volatility has returned to markets and is likely to stay for some time
  • Timing markets is difficult to do with any real consistency
  • Staying invested and diversified, and limiting downside risk, are key to weathering volatile markets

December 10, 2020

Volatility May Be Here to Stay for the Foreseeable Future

Volatility has returned to markets in an unexpected way. However, there were underlying indicators that pointed to an increase in volatility prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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December 10, 2020

Staying Invested Through Market Volatility

Human behavioral biases drive investors to act. Sidestepping the market’s worst days would result in greater rewards vs. missing the market’s best days, so the desire to act is rational. However, it is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to time the market with any real consistency.

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