Steve Devlin, Senior Financial Consultant with Freedom First Wealth Management, and Jason Fletcher, Financial Consultant with Freedom First Wealth Management, share a couple thoughts to keep you aware of the things they believe are most important as we weather the storm in the markets.
Taking steps to prepare for future uncertainty. We love this concept as it pertains to our country’s attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. This means that things will be cancelled like basketball games, college classes, business travel, etc., in an effort to keep us all safe. However, this also pertains to our process of selecting the correct tools for your portfolio needs, from products that provide downside protection to the quality of the funds in our mutual fund portfolios.
INVESTING IN A DOWN MARKET
For some investors this creates an opportunity to buy even if we have not yet hit the bottom. For others the decisions may be to hold tight and wait for the return. Either way we have seen this before and statistically the best place to be if you participated in a market drop is still in the markets when the rebound occurs.
A LOOK AHEAD
We do believe that these quick drops will be short lived and that the losses some of us are experiencing will soon end and be followed by growth back to where we were a month ago. We continue to evaluate our positions for quality and opportunity as the market rebounds with plans to make changes when appropriate.
With China being such a focus from the beginning, we believe this article and chart are evidence that we can slow the spread of this disease by limiting contact, as recommended by the CDC. https://lplresearch.com/2020/03/12/positive-signs-from-china-on-covid-19/
“Historically in pandemics, stocks have usually begun to recover as the number of new diagnosed cases stabilized, not necessarily even declined,” said LPL Financial Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer Burt White.
The status of the outbreak can be found in the situation summary on the CDC Website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Steve Devlin, Senior Financial Consultant, Freedom First Wealth Management
Jason Fletcher, Financial Consultant, Freedom First Wealth Management
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