Market Volatility: Staying the Course

Market volatility is a challenging and critical topic to discuss with your clients. However, it also presents an opportunity for you to reconnect or proactively reach out to share relevant information that can help you and your clients prepare for what’s ahead. When having that market volatility conversation, it’s essential to understand what is happening in the market, why it’s happening, and what it means for your clients and their long-term investing goals. It is also important to consider how your clients feel during uncertain market times, and discussing topics such as rebalancing may make sense. Consider this information as you have these timely discussions and as you’re constructing portfolios for your clients.

What Jitters Over Trade Indicate About Markets

A worsening of the U.S.-China trade dispute will likely cause volatility in the period ahead, reinforcing the importance of selectivity.

For Your Clients: Three Steps to Take When Markets Become Volatile

We believe a sound approach is to shift focus away from short-term trends and focus on a long-term strategy.

Why I've Become More Cautious

Senior Portfolio Manager Kenneth Orchard discusses why he's recently become defensive in his portfolios due to concerns about the possibility of a U.S. recession. 

Help Shape Your Client Conversation

Understanding Bonds

Understanding Bonds

Including bonds in your investment mix makes sense even when interest rates may be rising.

Managing Risk

Managing Risk

An asset allocation that aligns to your time horizon and matches your risk tolerance can be the best defense to market fluctuations.

Long-Term Perspective

Long-Term Perspective

Market volatility is a constant for every investor. That's why you need to maintain your investment strategy and remember the market's record of long-term growth.

High Cost of Cashing Out

High Cost of Cashing Out

When the market takes a dip, moving to cash is tempting for some skittish investors seeking a short-term respite from volatility.

All investments are subject to market risk, including the possible loss of principal.

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